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


Anybody have experiences with using .xyz for a personal site? It seems some email providers straight up block the entire .xyz tld due to spam. I love the .xyz domain but I don't want my emails to bounce.

piggynet :fedora: :kdenew: boosted

GitHub's mysterious secret user repos:


Want your own profile to look like that? Just create a repository that matches your GitHub username and create a README there.

piggynet :fedora: :kdenew: boosted

Ugh, what a clear marketing piece from Tutanota. I was expecting something more but this is just a defensive post describing why Tutanota is not using IETF encryption standard but instead their own proprietary solution.

Unfortunately for them all their arguments can be clearly dismissed by showing that ProtonMail uses all their “advantages” but still sticking inside OpenPGP ecosystem.

"Tutanota already encrypts subject lines." -> So does Enigmail.

"Key management and key authentication is automated in Tutanota" -> So it is in all modern OpenPGP clients thanks to WKD and keys.openpgp.org

"Tutanota encrypts and decrypts the users’ private key with the help of the users’ password." -> ProtonMail does it

"Encryption algorithms can be updated in Tutanota" -> ProtonMail recently updated all their user’s keys from RSA to ed25519

"We plan to add Forward secrecy to Tutanota." -> There is no reason why it can’t be done for OpenPGP too.

"The encryption algorithms used in Tutanota can be applied to all kinds of data." -> ProtonMail did it too. Not to mention OpenPGP can be used to encrypt passwords (password store), LUKS encryption keys, etc etc.

PGP has flaws, definitely, but you won’t know about real problems from this marketing post.

piggynet :fedora: :kdenew: boosted

🔵 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5.1 is out now.

This release updates Firefox to 68.10.0esr and NoScript to 11.0.32. Also, this release features important security updates to Firefox.

Just started using the open source service anonaddy.com to make anonymous disposable emails that forward to my ProtonMail. Incredibly useful for .

But now the question is, does this need to be compartmentalized too? 🤔

Spent several hours changing email address in my online accounts for the sake of but I still have 3 more compartments to go.

So far I have already used 4 email providers (Gmail, outlook, protonmail, and tutanota). Not sure if I should make even more email accounts or just start using aliases with protonmail. Kinda tired of having so many email accounts to be honest.

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