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There are millions of people you can follow on here, but the above are good ways of getting started.

You can find even more people by searching for hashtags, and make sure you include hashtags on your own posts so that they can be discovered more easily.

Also, post a short introduction about yourself with the hashtag #Introduction

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begpost for hospital bills, plz boost 

Hello,
I just got two medical bills back-to-back I can't really afford.

So, I'd like to encourage people to commission me. I mainly write cute, erotic, queer transformation and mind control stories, and that's what this account is known for. But, I also can write electronic music, and I'm a skilled coder with experience in Rust, Golang, JS, and Python. I'm also vaguely alright at pixel art.

If you want a commission, please send me a DM. And if you don't want to commission me, please boost this post.
Thank you!

I created this account a few days ago (maybe a week?), but haven't introduced myself yet. So, I'm doing that now.

I'm a security and privacy researcher, and a blogger. My primary focus is cryptography, but I work in all aspects of privacy and security. I do a lot of code review, pentesting, and red team assessments.

For anyone interested, my blog is available at serpentsec.1337.cx/

I was wondering if anyone has any spare time to mentor me through my oscp? I've failed twice and have the next one coming up in a month. I would like to figure out where my weaknesses lie and fix them before then if possible. Happy to provide more details on request.

Thanks in advance! Please feel free to boost etc but no pressure.

anyone has a wheel+pedals game controller they don't want anymore at all and are willing to gift it to an eurotruck simulator 2 player in brazil? i can (probably) pay for the shipping?

CAN'T HURT TO ASK, i guess.

Tell Parliament Your Privacy is not for sale! Parliament must ensure that the new UK-Japan trade deal protects our personal data. Privacy is not a bargaining chip. Please tell your MP now that your privacy is not for sale.
action.openrightsgroup.org/tel

Please consider boosting.

This is me screaming across the fediverse. I'm looking for people that used the original Seesmic before the service was shut down in 2009. I feel like if I were to reconnect with anyone from there, they'd be on the fediverse in 2020.

For context, Seesmic was a cross between YouTube and Twitter. Micro-video blogging with threaded conversations, no commenting, only videos.

I feel with a custom PeerTube instance we can maybe recreate what once was, what do you think?

It's about
* a working class guy who gets cryogenically frozen because he broke a corporation's rules
* a dead guy who is brought back as a hologram because the corporation isn't finished with you even after you're dead
* a faulty AI
* a robot who has religion hardwired into him by a corporation to keep him subservient
* a massive city sized space ship that is equipped with gaudy, extremely fake locations like a parrot themed wine bar

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Last night's OWASP chapter meeting was great. If you want to learn more about iOS forensics or building up a red team function in a company watch here: youtu.be/SThNHLsDnsQ

@Gargron wouldn't something like this be great for the alt-text population?

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This was too good not to share. Apologies for pointing to the bird domain and all that. Copy an image, it gets run through OCR, paste the text.

twitter.com/pry0cc/status/1318

I've finally decided that Twitter's censorship has gone too far, and I'm deleting my account on Halloween. Wish me luck.

(They used to just censor what you're allowed to post, but now they're censoring search results too, deciding for you what you're allowed to read. Fuck that.)

Free design work for any good cause :boost_ok: 

Since starting my independent artistic practice during covid, I've been considering how to find work that matters. That's when I had this idea; to offer my skills to anyone fighting for social justice. So if you need something for an event, a poster, a banner, a logo, even a website for that matter, just DM me and I'll see what I can do to help. I have the time available to give so I'd be glad to do it for free. Boosts ok for awareness, thanks!!

Reason looks like it's putting out an interesting documentary about the "cypherpunk movement"... an important thing to document twitter.com/reason/status/1313

It's easy to forget that for much of the 90s, the kind of cryptography we all rely on today was more or less outlawed. Much of the advocacy prior to legalization was civil disobedience, under the threat of government punishment. Without this work we'd be in a much scarier timeline (yes, even scarier than 2020 is today).

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.

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