In which countries should @protonvpn install their next servers?

Everyone can vote in the 2020 #ProtonVPN Server Poll.

protonvpn.com/blog/servers-pol

Try our app, it's exactly like our website down to the pixel except for how it accesses your contacts, location, microphone, pictures and camera and it's not always nagging you to try our app.

We’re proud to officially announce the Fairphone 3+ 🙌 It has improved cameras, upgraded software and even more fair materials, but here’s the twist: The exact same modules can also be used to upgrade the Fairphone 3. 🌍 📱 Read more: bit.ly/2D2uIpJ

So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

Ouch. theregister.com/2020/08/11/ncc any infosec (and especially UK) will want to read.

What do you all think? I'm especially eager to hear your opinion @kev, as I assume you've worked with them in the past.

Hey Fosstodon! I'm Andrew and I'm an Operations Engineer by day (and night, the middle of the night). I've been a FOSS user for about 15 years now and haven't used social media for the last few.

I've rediscovered Mastodon and decided to join you guys. I've already seen a few great posts in 30 minutes, so I'm looking forward to what I'll learn and what I can share!

Damn, Mastodon is slightly complicated, any suggestions on finding more people?
#help

Hey folks! 👋

My name is Kevin and I’m new to fosstodon and mastodon in general. I’m pretty big into all things security and open source so this seemed like the place to be.

This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2009, Written by a child from Africa.

When I born, I black
When I grow up, I black
When I go in Sun, I black
When I scared, I black
When I sick, I black
And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow
When you born, you pink
When you grow up, you white
When you go in sun, you red
When you cold, you blue
When you scared, you yellow
When you sick, you green
And when you die, you gray

And you calling me colored?

Hello World!

Tech enthusiast working on moving from tech retail to full on tech position. I enjoy almost all OSs and learning how to leverage tech to improve everyday life.

Hey everyone, I finally decided to get mastodon, spent a little time looking around the instances, finally decided on Fosstodon, because I'd say it most closely lines up with my interests!

ReverseEagle is a young community thriving to stop monolithic organizations taking over the web and the software we use, for the sake of our privacy, security, freedom and health.

Currently, we are dedicated to helping developers with removing or replacing the unnecessary proprietary code in their open source projects, and also helping you find free and open-source alternatives to everyday software and services.

Fawkes, a software developed by the Univ. of Chicago, can be used to modify your images at a pixel level so that they look they same to humans, but can no longer be used for automated image (i.e. person) recognition.
Would people be interested to have this integrated into Mastodon so it can be used on images they upload?
(sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes)

Alright good folks of Mastodon and Twitter - I’m look­ing for a sim­ple-look­ing logo for Celestial. If any­one would like to vol­un­teer, please mes­sage me.

Your work will have full at­tri­bu­tion with a linkback on the site’s footer as well as the pro­jec­t’s readme.

Link to the pro­ject: ​mi­cropub-ce­les­tial.herokua (rusingh.com/notes/2020/08/01/c)

@kev just nudging this incase you didn't catch it. Apologies if you simply didn't want to engage!

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I recently bought a "clever pun" domain fueled by the dream of having some online shop. Cost €10.

Dream has dissipated, domain is still here, accidentally making me of one those domain hoarders that sell with profit.

I got contacted. Someone thought of the same pun and inquired about the availability of the domain.

I just sent them the transfer code. Not every human interaction needs to result in some financial gain. Allowing them to pursue their dream is fulfilling enough for me.

#introductions

I'm Lola - I have no idea what the fediverse is. But I'm autistic, furry, polyam, anarchist and sapphic. Talk to me about Star Trek (I unironically love Voyager) and Star Wars. I don't know how else to introduce myself aside from listing things that I like.

I wanna make friends and stuff and avoid mainstream social media because it gives me brain worms.

@c0debabe I'm new to mastodon and looking for more infosec to follow, I caught the mastodon.social/@rysiek/104598 toot and thought I'd follow everyone on there as a good start. Your bio asks that I introduce myself before following, would it be okay?

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.