Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/contributing-mdn-webdocs/
• Donate to Mozilla if you can: https://donate.mozilla.org
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: One of the ways #AABill gets access to systems is by commandeering employees of companies to write backdoors. But they’re not even allowed to tell their employer, or face jail time.
I went through the mechanics of this, and realised how out of touch Canberra is...
Interesting how twitter locks your account if you try to update your profile email to @Tutanota service.
While Tutanota is not affected by this, we are deeply saddened that the #aabill passed today in Australia. At Tutanota we strongly oppose any attempt of backdooring encryption, and for a good reason: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk
#Australia airing it’s dirty laundry for everyone to see by conspicuously showing it cares fuck all about it’s citizens right to #privacy - oh but nah, it’s such a cool country to live in, right? It can’t be that bad. Well yeah, it is. They’re in bed with the rest of them sucking America’s dick and swallowing too. Nothing cool about Australian “democracy”.
@ori more in depth history of the popularity of Mastodon in Japan.
The #EU could give every European the #RightToRepair, but lobbyists will kill it unless we take action! https://boingboing.net/2018/12/04/the-eu-could-give-every-europe.html
So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.
The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.
I just saw this sign. These kids are great.
"Our opposition to Dragonfly is not about China," the employees added. "We object to technologies that aid the powerful in oppressing the vulnerable, wherever they may be."
As always, the only hope for a better future comes from the working people.
Online decluttering, de-googling, de-facebooking etc is intense and time consuming. I’m stuck in that middle phase where everything is messy and all over the place migrating from different platforms and trying to consolidate and take my information with me. 😅 currently I have 6 email addresses as an example. What a mess! Why do I have that many email addresses?! 😩 It’ll all be worth it in the end though. Looking forward to getting things under control once and for all!
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I would really appreciate any thoughts and opinions as I feel like there’s just too much choice! 😱
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French in particular interests me (I adore the way it sounds), as I believe Europe and the free/opensource movement has a lot of activists in French and a lot of French developing nations in South Africa speak French of which I’d love to do aid work one day (health/tech aid). My best friend wants me to learn Spanish with her though, but like I said I’m not that interested in the West. But Barcelona is said to have a growing tech scene.
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Russian interests me as well, because I have a few IRL friends who’re Russian and it would enable me to understand their culture better and my heritage better through reading their literature and watching films. Also Russian is understood in my ancestral country which I’d like to travel to one day. (But probably not useful for career). I have family in Switzerland who speak French and German, so these languages are also of interest to me. (Cont)
YES TO: freedom of speech, human rights, GNU/Linux, 🄯 FLOSS, true journalism, privacy & security, world politics. #nobots CW: cat boosts
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.