I've discovered that the #fediverse is easily accessible from a country [anon] which is extremely restrictive towards social media...
I created a GoFundMe for helping me to buy the computer at https://www.gofundme.com/for-buying-a-new-computer-for-developing-fedilab
It's for a Librem 15 version 4 (Only if I get enough funds otherwise, any other ideas are welcomed). Thanks.
[Why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide](https://www.bitchute.com/video/Hjspu7QV7O0/)
Here is an interesting article for the #privacy afficianado.. On the topic of encrypted DNS. Hadn't even considered it before..
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!
♲ @firstname.lastname@example.org: 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. https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk/
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.
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?
(please boost 🙏)
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