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I've discovered that the is easily accessible from a country [anon] which is extremely restrictive towards social media...

@torproject , maybe the can help people looking for private tor bridges using a hashtag? maybe?

Then people who have access to Gmail etc can get the bridge list on behalf of others and DM the list to them... Not perfect, but better than nothing.

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I created a GoFundMe for helping me to buy the computer at

It's for a Librem 15 version 4 (Only if I get enough funds otherwise, any other ideas are welcomed). Thanks.


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Curious as to how many people are using , especially now that the version seems fairly stable?

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For the privacy and security conscious out there, I just found this site [] and it looks pretty interesting.

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Kudos, Elon Musk, for understanding that patents are bad for innovation and consequently doing what's right: Promising non-aggression regarding Tesla's patents, so that they can be used to spur innovation and save the planet!

Of course the assholes at the stock markets punished you for it, because they're selfish pricks who don't eve understand what sharing means, but you have definitely done the right thing and sent the right message!

import previous.experience


attemptProject(effort) {
while(!success && effort != null)
/*Thanks @vanitasvitae for the code correction 🙂 */
return reward;
throws (aTantrum)

goto nextProject;

Well... gave Friendica a whirl for a bit, but with an account suspension for blowing out the DB limits, and limited API support, it's back to Mastodon for the time being...

Maybe when I return home from travelling I'll setup my own Mastodon instance? 🤔

😁One way to send encrypted text. ⬇️


Decipher from @fdroidorg DCipher (secret Text with 100% offline Encryption) -

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♲ Back in 2009, for instance, China breached a Google database through a backdoor meant to only provide access for the U.S. government. This sensitive database contained years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets. Why any encryption backdoor would be a threat to online security.

Politicians regularly demand that companies add encryption backdoors to their end-to-end encrypted cloud services to enable law enforcements to easier persecute criminals. By demanding backdoors to encryption, Politicians are not asking us to choose between security and privacy. They are asking us to choose no security. This post explains why a backdoor is - and will always be - a stupid idea.

Highlighting the importance encryption plays with privacy..
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Before I go ruining my instance, is there any way to give a user their username back? I assume I can do something with the database but I'm not 100% certain.

Friend made an account, I promoted them to admin expecting to have to option to demote them if needed but I found that I didn't. So I had them delete their account then remake it. Only to find that their username was taken.

Anyone know how to fix this so they can have the same username?

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#MastoAdmin #Mastodon

What on Earth is the fediverse and why does it matter? - Weird News, Santa Fe, NM

A nice introductory post to the by @jh

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Worthy read...
Privacy Tools | Encryption against global mass surveillance

You are being watched! Knowledge, encryption and privacy tools to protect you against global mass surveillance.

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