"We believe that freedom is essential to security and privacy and any solution that aims to secure your privacy must also protect your freedom" puri.sm/posts/apple-is-right-a #freedom #privacy #security #FreeSoftware

Keybase confirmed that it will soon support Mastodon. For those not familiar with Keybase, Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys (including, but not limited to PGP keys) in a publicly auditable manner. Use Keybase to establish ownership of your social media accounts like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, etc.

I recently registered for a 5-year Extended subscription for Standard Notes, an open source, privacy centric, end-to-end encrypted note-taking solution that emphasizes simplicity. Their Privacy Manifesto and Longevity Statement are impressive and reassuring.

standardnotes.org/

If you like Mastodon, there are various ways to help the project that don't involve any money. For example, you can help us spread the message of Mastodon on other platforms where you still have accounts. On Twitter, our outreach account is MastodonProject. On Facebook and Instagram, our outreach account is joinmastodon.

Significant announcement today from Open Whisper Systems on the birdsite. Welcome Signal Foundation.
mastodon.technology/media/hz3O

Mozilla have announced "Project Things", "with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability" blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/02/ #IoT

Monthly reminder: Mastodon instances aren't magical things that host themselves. They take money that has to come out of someone's pocket.

Chipping in means this all keeps working. It doesn't take much.

In keeping with the current trend of on Mastodon, I would like to offer mine.

I am an attorney and very interested in keeping current on related matters, including, but not limited to, and , communication , , , organizations that champion and support and , and opinions concerning rights of citizens, and software, and English and .

We need a logo for the federation of social networks

We should have a logo for the federated social networks. We should show that even if we are all separate projects, we are united through our principles (we should define as well). That logo should be a sign to show every user, that this project is part of a big idea and a dream we all share and we all want everybody to know. Therefore we need a logo where people are able to recognize that a project is part of that Unity.

Lets get serious and make The Federation real.

The principles could maybe something like : Decentral, Libre, Open, Freedom, Diversity, Privacy, etc.

Ideas for the principles and the logo are highly welcome. If somebody has an idea how to organize this, is highly welcome as well.

Maybe @Tobias and @Michael Vogel could take that idea as well to the 34C3?

Hoping that keybase.io will support mastodon next year.

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

“The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public.”

#SurveillanceCapitalism HT @onreact

qz.com/1145669/googles-true-or mastodon.ar.al/media/LfkfDVO36

My favorite apps in no order of importance:

Messaging > Wire, Signal, Threema, Keybase
Email > ProtonMail, Tutanota, Outlook
Notes > Evernote, Standard Notes, OneNote
VPN > Disconnect, ProtonVPN, Tunnel Bear
Cloud > OneDrive, Box, Peerio
Social Media > Twitter, Mastodon
Browser > Brave, Firefox Focus, Microsoft Edge
Password Manager > Enpass
Dictionary > Oxford English Dictionary, Black’s 10th Law Dictionary

Amaroq is an impressive iOS app for Mastodon. Beautiful UI. Thank you @eurasierboy.

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.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!