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Things are not looking good for Firefox

Top web browsers 2020: Firefox ends a sorta/kinda recovery as share losses return

Last month put a dent in Mozilla's plans to try and grow user share for its Firefox browser. Google Chrome continued its climb.

computerworld.com/article/3199

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An interesting aspect of Rocket Chat which I hadn't considered: notifications are not handled by your local installation. There's a gateway, somewhere, handing stuff off to the Apple and Google notification systems… and like @ton says, you probably didn't expect that when you picked Rocket Chat over some other system.
zylstra.org/blog/2020/07/disab

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And you think you're being spied on? 🤣

"In my pocket, I had a burner phone; in my backpack, a computer wiped free of data—standard precautions for Western journalists in China. To visit China on sensitive business is to risk being barraged with cyberattacks and malware. In 2019, Belgian officials on a trade mission noticed that their mobile data were being intercepted by pop-up antennae outside their Beijing hotel."

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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Hello! I've moved my Mastodon account from whomst.dog . I'll verify on Keybase so that you can tell that I'm really me. :)

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I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"

I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.

I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.

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is this a fucking joke, I literally cant see what the design community is saying

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Looks like Google is trying to gain even more control in the open source world. Don't ever give away your rights to them.

forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.p

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Pixelfed for Android and iOS is in active development.

We'll be looking for beta testers next month!

#pixelfed #ios #android

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It's time to read This Week in Matrix! Get updates on Dendrite, Conduit, Synapse, NovaChat, gomuks, the spec, and many more! #twim #decentralisation #matrix matrix.org/blog/2020/07/31/thi

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Lake Baikal is truly unique. It's beautiful, ancient, and it's kind of unreal. If you didn't know about it before, now you do.

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to all of those FBI spies among my followers, I just wanna say, thank you. the follows and interactions are appreciated. a fav is a fav, after all.

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Hello all! This is my first toot on Fosstodon. I previously tried hosting my own Mastodon instance about a year ago, but I found federation to be a bit difficult at that time and ended up slinking back to Twitter (go easy on me, please!). I found this instance through one of @kev’s blog posts and immediately knew I would be among like-minded folks here.

I’m Chance, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the community!

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