We have been asked about the longevity of Fosstodon, especially since a number of key instances have gone.
Hopefully this post will allay any concerns. TL;DR - we got your back!
PSA: Stop labelling people interested in OPSEC and privacy as "paranoid". Paranoia is a mental illness, heavily influenced by fear, that makes someone believe they're under constant threat even when there is no evidence for thinking so.
Being careful about your online identity, privacy, taking care of your passwords, and using second factor authentication is not paranoia. It's common sense.
There are malicious actors who want to get their hands on as much information as possible. This is fact.
If you see things wrong with your country, and you live in a democratic country, you can help fix them. That's the whole point.
Go to meetings of your legislature, or talk with the members for your area. Or start or help an advocacy group to write bills and lobby to fix the problem.
These are not just politician things to do. These are good citizen things to do.
Today is Press Freedom Day! 💪 To support Press Freedom and to fight for our Rights to Privacy and Freedom of Speech, we are launching Secure Connect – an open source encrypted contact form. Secure Connect is free for news sites so that whistleblowers can get in touch with journalists securely. ✊😃👇
Just came across @awilfox's powerful argument for keeping #foss projects on open communication platforms (instead of #slack/ #Discord/ etc https://catfox.life/2019/04/28/keeping-libre-software-accessible-to-all/
It's a short post, but it hits all the right notes and I couldn't agree more
YES TO: freedom of speech, human rights, GNU/Linux, FLOSS, true journalism, privacy & security, world politics. #nobots CW: cat boosts
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