Mark Zuckerberg using Signal is the funniest thing I've heard in a while :ac_laughter:

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Can I just say that most journalists suck, this isn't a poltical thing. I was doing research on the Facebook data leak and I was in this cycle of articles referencing articles, referencing articles until I got to the source. Is independant journalism dead in the world of tech.

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@loke > Back in the 80's the people who understood technology and the people who used technology was roughly the same set. This led to a misbelief that using technology made you understand it.

In the 80's there were efforts to teach people how technology worked in order to empower them to use it well. It was fairly common for someone to start using computers for a very practical end, and to then start learning how they actually worked, because the systems were set up to facilitate that.

What we have today is cynically constructed to be impenetrable. Today's computers and today's electronics are designed to keep the user out, so it's no wonder that only a tiny, extremely motivated subset understand things. That's by design, but it's not how things need to work.

@clacke @tindall

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VPN vs Tor Clearnet vs Tor Hidden Service: Which ones aren't able to encrypt data from end point? How does each work. I illustrat a whiteboard to help explain. You might be surprised what you find out. Most VPN providers neglect to mention one important fact.
Youtube locked me out of my account since Whonix.. 😩 (videos coming). My videos are up on /#Bitchute/#Peertube for time being.
odysee.com/@RTP:9/tor-vs-vpn:2

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Just released: research paper by CS Prof. Doug Leith at Trinity College, Dublin @tcddublin
@tcddublinscss

"Mobile Handset Privacy: Measuring The Data iOS and Android Send to Apple And Google."

#data #privacy #apple #google
#mydataisMYdata

scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/apple_g

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Boost this if you want to be part of an explicitly anticapitalist technology liberation movement.

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Projects that apparently are violating their own code of conduct.

The best thing they delete the threads but it is difficult to lose something from internet.

Bunch of hypocrites

linuxreviews.org/Multiple_Free

I've been trying out messenger, in the last few days. It's a very impressive software. Love the concept!

But it's kinda lonely 😅, can't find many people using it.

If anyone is using Briar, lets add each other and test it out!

This is my contact ID
briar://abk5uqi2r35w6ghiec634ioor5j6ab4exqkb7xqnqwld3pan5elxk

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"Dear Web Developers: No, I don't want to download your stupid app"

by This_Hippo

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#CloudFirewall is a Firefox add-on that helps users block sites running on #MACFANG assets (#Microsoft #Amazon #CloudFlare #Facebook #Apple Netflix #Google) (netflix excluded). CloudFlare just hijacked the name "Cloud Firewall" so when we advise users to get it, they find this: web.archive.org/web/2021012010

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BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads, which is currently in closed beta testing.

You can add your name to the waiting list for beta test invitations by going to the flagship instance at:

bookwyrm.social

#FediTips #BookWyrm #GoodReads #Alternatives #BetaTesting #Fediverse #ActivityPub

@brandon That facebook link in your profile is hilarious. You got me for a moment... :ac_laughter:

Can someone tell me the difference between over tor and over vpn? And what's the benefit of doing this?

Can someone recommend a Mastodon client for Linux desktop?
I tried Whalebird, but I don't really like it's interface.

Hello Fosstodon! I'm a medical student from India. I am anti big tech and I'm very interested in FOSS and privacy. Hoping to learn a lot and meet new people.

Fosstodon

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