Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

You probably heard about HEY, the email service that claims to fix email. But let me share this service with you: Heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com. It’s way cooler than HEY. 😉

| ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
Can we
stop using
"Google"
as a verb
|___________|
(\__/) ||
(•ㅅ•) ||
/   づ

RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Welcome to Element! We’ve renamed @RiotChat@twitter.com, @NewVectorHQ@twitter.com and @ModularIM@twitter.com as Element and we’re ready to bring decentralised communication to the masses with @matrixdotorg@twitter.com!! Read all about it at element.io/blog/welcome-to-ele 🔥🌊💨🌎️💃🚀🍾

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

@kev
I use both a Synology NAS and NextCloud on a RPi 4 and I agree with your summation. However, I use them for very different purposes. Synology is raw storage and media streaming (Emby rocks!), whilst NextCloud is running my tasks, kanban project management and RSS news feeds. Using NextCloud, I was able to stop paying for Feedly, Todoist and Trello.

LOL, did you know that seems to correct .ocm TLDs to .com automatically?

Try entering xkcd.ocm ...

Overview of browsers and what they actually block when they say blocking and tracking protection.

Seems like Brave has the strongest defaults, others need settings changed or plugins installed to do what they say they do.

Nice resource!

cookiestatus.com/

The German Corona Warn App went live today. F-Droid cannot distribute the app for multiple reasons:

1) The core bluetooth contact tracing functionality is only implemented in Google play services and requires proprietary client libs to be included in the app.
2) The google api mentioned above is only available for use by apps which are whitelisted by google and distributed through the play store.

Recently, I've found a great "entertainment" when in public transport: ! It needs little mobile data, you can do just a few strings at time and you are being useful. If you can speak any other language than English, your favorite app from . I'm working on right now hosted.weblate.org/projects/ta

#2287 "Pathogen Resistance" 

We're not not trapped in here with the coronavirus. The coronavirus is trapped in here with us.
xkcd.com/2287/

How is the going in your country?

In Czechia 🇨🇿 you may leave your house only for work, doctor, shopping for food and other essential activities. You must also cover your mouth and nose in the public, but there isn't enough medical equipment, so everyone is making their own masks at home out of some cloth. Better than nothing. koronavirusvcr.cz/en/

@fedilab I am implementing custom themes similarly to how you did it, but the Cyanea them engine has a broken statusbar on kitkat devices. How did you solve it in Fedilab?

#2280 "2010 and 2020" 

2030: "I just bought a house for one bitcoin. No, it's the equivalent of a dollar. Houses are often transferred for a nominal fee because the buyer is taking responsibility for containing the holo-banshees in the attic."
xkcd.com/2280/

#2278 "Scientific Briefing" 

"I actually came in in the middle so I don't know which topic we're briefing on; the same slides work for like half of them."
xkcd.com/2278/

Thinking of setting up a Nexcloud instance on my old laptop. Which off-site backup solution do you recommend?

I have a spare OrangePI with a hard drive, but I don't know what programs to use for an incremental backup.

02/02/2020 - one of the few dates gets the right way round. 😊

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