Wenn man bei Xing versucht, das Tracking zu deaktivieren

404 apps in my repo currently. Though the number might indiate the one you were looking for wasn't found: have you tried? 😇


@IzzyOnDroid @Liberapay agreed. #PayPal (& #Venmo) is $hit & nothing more than a clearinghouse for finavial data to sell our financial transactions to #databrokers. & #Stripe is #Twitter (owned by Jack) but for your transactions too. #Privacy

If the past tense of 'shoot' is 'shot', then the past tense of 'toot' is 'tot'.


In Spanish, if you end a sentence with the 🙂 emoji, you have to start it with the 🙃 emoji

Hey Mastodon. I'm looking for a #FOSS app for #android to edit photos.

I would like to do basic editing such has cut and paste part of the image, filters ...
Light curve and cloning tool would be a nice extra.

I found nothing on #fdroid but maybe some of you know something !

Boost appreciated 😃

And just now the website updated with #24. This is a pretty light edition due to the stuck index, but there's news about the irc logging service we use, and 25 updates and 4 new apps.


The next one's going to be a whopper though! Help us out and tell us which of the following app updates should make it into the next :


Thanks, and enjoy reading.

Hooray! All the app updates we've been building up behind the scenes just got published! 84 updated, 5 new!

Life + 70 years is already an overlong copyright term that suppresses creativity. Forcing it on other countries through trade agreements is a big mistake. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/10/new-

Are your employees using #GoogleDrive? You just lost complete control over that data: Google reserves the right to publish & make derivative works of anything uploaded.

We suggest #selfhosting!
switching.social/ethical-alter #Privacy #DeleteGoogle @SwitchingSocial@twitter.com

Wir freuen uns zu sehen, dass die ihr eigenes Repo betreibt: service.tagesschau.de/app/repo

Das ist ein großartiger Schritt in die richtige Richtung! Das Repo enthält die offizielle App der Tagesschau, die leider nicht frei und quelloffen ist, obwohl sie durch Steuergelder finanziert wird.

Wenn es sich um öffentliche Gelder handelt, sollte auch der Code öffentlich sein!


Amazon Echo Dot for kids?

I got an e-mail from Mozilla to put pressure on Amazon to say what they do with the data they collect from children.

How about educating parents as to why the original Dot is a bad idea, and why this is even worse. These children are defenseless in a #surveillance society without the help of their guardians---having every aspect of their being dissected and analyzed before they even know what is happening or that they should care. By the time they have grown and maybe _do_ care, it is already far too late; they are already compromised. Most of the things learned about children won't change into adulthood. And further, Amazon will help to shape what these children become based on how they interact with Alexa, whether they intend to or not.

#children #privacy

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Noch mehr Daten für den Kraken. Feinde der . Weg damit, wer's noch nutzt!

It drives me crazy when sites block access via #Tor to read-only resources (like articles)---it doesn't make much sense to me. It's probably a quick decision by a team of people that don't really care or think about it, but it has strong effects that in the best case discourage use of an important privacy/anonymity tool, and in the worst case outright prevent certain users from accessing those resources (if Tor is their only option).

A common workaround I use is to prepend "https://web.archive.org/" to the URL to load it in the #WaybackMachine from the Internet Archive. Sometimes websites block even that.

The Internet Archive does great, important work, btw. Here's a recent article that emphasizes some of the major problems they're solving:


Sympathisch, Junckers "große" Themen. Aber Europa muss *miteinander reden*. Dafür braucht es eine Europäische Öffentlichkeit – ein Werkzeug dafür ist die Harmonisierung der Urheberrechtsschranken, aber das hat die @EU_Commission unter @GOettingerEU versemmelt – stattdessen gab es #Leistungsschutzrecht und #Uploadfilter. wort.lu/de/politik/teile-der-w

Okay, can tech websites stop talking about $300 smartphones as "cheap" or "low-end"?

Another big advantage of Mastodon over Birdsite:

You have admins you can reach, who respond – and who really do care and help you.

Thanks, @ashfurrow 🙇

privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface as a moderator.

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