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Personally, I don't care that Mastodon isn't grotesquely huge like our centralized counterparts. They may have millions of users, but its worth fuck-all if I can't meaningfully connect with any of them. Divisive, metric-driven algorithms that encourage conflict to generate revenue for shareholders is not MY social media... .

How would you describe your social experience here versus elsewhere? (2/2)

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Lobbyists for major ISPs are fighting against DNS over HTTPS. Wonder what our ISPs are doing with all that sweet sweet user data. Good on for informing Congress about their shady dealings and to look into what they're doing with our data.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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messenger, while operating from Switzerland, is now owned by a US holdings company. They also quietly updated their privacy policy to some very vague language. PrivacyTools.io got a response from Wire's CEO after questioning them about the news and it didn't inspire much confidence. As a result, PrivacyTools.io is no longer recommending the Wire platform on their website.

blog.privacytools.io/delisting

Hello world! I've been a software developer for nearly a decade and I'm a huge proponent of FOSS.

My primary workstation OS is @elementary and I look forward to the day I can convert my gaming PC as well. Looking at you .

Mastodon first impressions: I need to find some relevant follows. My subreddits took years to curate and I fear this may take nearly as long.

Now I know the true power of downloading tv shows on a fiber connection. 🤤

I just finished putting together my new adjustable height table and thought I'd take a picture because this is the last time it will look this tidy. 😑

problems:

currently I cannot change my password, as the link to the security tab on the account settings page sends me to a non-existant page.

Anybody else?

Tried building keepassxc from source. failed miserably. If I want to use it I'll have to use the old version in my repo and forego browser integration. Lastpass 1, keepassxc 0.

Watching the Project for Awesome Live stream. If you've got a buck or two laying around and feel like decreasing world suck, here's the link. Of course, don't feel obligated.

projectforawesome.com/donate

I'm debating dipping my toes into ethical hacking. Any advice on where to start?

Let's be honest, any data-based sustained tech company is evil. You should buy content, not give your data for them to profit.

I'm using Lastpass at work for work-related credentials. Thoughts on using it at home for personal stuff?

I did a detailed privacy check of the Tiktok app and website. You can read my article æt Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tiktok commits multiple breaches of law, trust, transparency and data protection. Here are the technical and legal details
Long thread⤵️

Im thinking about checking out another social media platform. Maybe this WT thing people keep posting about.

Interesting that the Firefox VPN now uses WireGuard servers provided by Mullvad. It was OpenVPN provided by ProtonVPN at the start of the project if I remember correctly. US only for now but coming to other regions in early 2020.

fpn.firefox.com/vpn

Just donated to Mozilla foundation to support an open web to "ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all"( as quoted from Mozilla)
Also my only web browser is Firefox , I use nothing else on all my devices. :firefox:

Any neat tips & tricks for beginners in the command line? I'm quite experienced myself, but we have a Linux class at our college and I was asked to share some knowledge :)

Basic commands like ls, mv etc were already covered.
Think I'll handle some basics like arrow key navigation for history, sudo !!, some handy aliases they might want to set up, the prompt, differences between various shells.

This contradicts my entire-extremely limited-understanding of conductors. Gustav and Rudolph are probably rolling in their graves.


sciencealert.com/physicists-id

Well that's a start.
The advertisements that YT removed "violated company policy," however they didn't specify exactly how they were in violation. I'm all for taking down the criminal's political ads, but what metrics are they using to decide what stays and what doesn't?
newsweek.com/youtube-took-down

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