What if privacy law was as strict as copyright law nowadays? You are not allowed to copy any private information about someone until 70 years after their death, even if it was non-commercial, and you can sue the heck (that is: €€€) out of someone if they do.
And then do the reverse to copyright law: copying anything copyrighted is the standard, creators who don't want it are refuted with "Oh, but you don't have something to hide, do you?", and Big Tech and Government actively help people to copy work from creators and to spread it further.

A product's privacy claims are only as good as its default settings.

Providing options to change the default privacy-violating settings in some "Advanced" section doesn't make your product a privacy-respecting one.


RT @themazuma@twitter.com


-Unlimited Tx
-Disabling JavaScript
-Broadcast Tx via API
-QR code scanning via the web browser
-Block timestamps for confirmed Tx
-No analytics scripts, no tracking
-Better privacy through @torproject@twitter.com support


Trump has set the bar so low that the next president could literally be nothing but a robot that signs every bill that comes from Congress and it would be a substantial improvement.

RT @n1ckler@twitter.com

Thanks to @stevenroose3@twitter.com there's finally a simple tool to create proofs of reserves. It signs a tx spending your UTXOs and a non-existing "challenge" input. Built on rust-bitcoin and PSBTs github.com/stevenroose/reserve @blockstream@twitter.com

RT @kanzure@twitter.com

Proof-of-reserves tool for bitcoin, particularly useful for bitcoin exchanges and other businesses: github.com/ElementsProject/res @stevenroose3@twitter.com @Blockstream@twitter.com

The recent QuadrigaCX events provide a good context for proofs of reserves.
They cannot however disclose who has control to an exchange's cold wallets, of course. The general advise is to keep the amount of Bitcoin you have in an exchange to a minimum. And pick exchanges carefully.

I got my 2 yesterday. I must admit that it's a considerable downgrade from the Nexus 5X in many ways (performance, screen size, resolution, phone size and ergonomics, speaker sound quality), but the sustainability aspect is really cool!
Being able to open your phone and disassemble it without automatically voiding your warranty is very refreshing.

Climate minister of just resigned after a blunder following weeks of protests about lack of climate access. Both school kids, students and adults demand action. Let's hope the next minister is more qualified.

@dankwraith I think it's pretty incredible how many analytically-minded people who are celebrated for scientific/mathematic achievements are also socialists and how we just... ignore that part of their legacy.

Einstein: "E=MC^2"

Society: "Amazing! Incredible! A truly brilliant mind!!"

Einstein: "The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil."

Society: "Tell us more about how space and time are wibbly-wobbly!"

@kev @mike Somehow the current version on @fosstodon doesn't have the hashtag-feed refresh thing anymore. So I need to refresh my page all the time.

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I just realized: One thing I'm missing from the Fediverse are event calendars.
I'm currently in a group of people planning a climate protest, and we're using Facebook to post events there for people to subscribe to.
I'm not aware of any federated social network / tool where I could post a calendar event and people could subscribe to it.
That would be a really useful feature to get more people off Facebook.

@aral @bob

I love this awkward interview:


Zuckerberg gets really nervous talking about privacy.

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