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Tails, a live operating system relying on Tor that helps you to use the internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer, turns 10 today.

Happy birthday, Tails 🎂

lists.torproject.org/…/tor-…/2
tails.boum.org #FOSS #opensource #surveillance #internetfreedom #privacy

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pleeeeease stop referring to hypothetical software developers as "he" by default. if you quickly add "or she" afterwards you're still on my shitlist. we have a perfectly serviceable generic singular pronoun, "they" - use it

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"Maximizing Tor browser can tell sites your monitor size" what kind of universe requires ppl to anonymize their MONITOR SIZE?

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family 

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google> We must send you a text to verify it's you logging in

google> But we don't have your phone number. Please give it to us now so we can send you the text

me> This is very secure and not at all a poor attempt at harvesting my phone number

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Yay! 🎉 We've developed an encrypted calendar in less than 2 months. 😃😍You can already check out the beta:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/free-e

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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

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Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

washingtonpost.com/technology/

#privacy #google #firefox #chrome #spy #encryption #tracker #cookies #surveillance

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Google Gmail purchase history can’t be deleted

I’m guessing they didn’t start doing this until after 2013, which is when I migrated my old Gmail stuff over to FastMail then nuked the former. Now I’m even more glad that I did so, and turned off as much tracking as I can. cnbc.com/2019/07/05/google-gma

I have lived in a city where temperature reached -17⁰C in the winter and I wasn't this cold (even though it's just 1⁰C in my city now).

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"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"

reddit.com/r/javascript/commen

This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.

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Telegram call quality survey or ghost hunting experience?

It's that time of the year again, when I hate everyone and everything and just wish I could have moved to some place warmer. I hate being cold. :linux:

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Hey so, I'm putting together a transmasc resource site (to include compilation of folks' self-reported experiences with transitioning, legal info stuff by state, a community/media side of things, and eventually hopefully community submissions).

I'm really interested in transmasc folks sharing what sorts of info they'd like to have covered, whether that's personal experiences they want represented or questions they'd like answered.

Pls send me yr thoughts, and boost this if yr comfy with it.

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Please STOP, stop, stop using #Google #reCaptcha on your websites!
You are giving away your visitors' #privacy and they cannot even opt-out and avoid it if they want to reach your contents.
fastcompany.com/90369697/googl
#privacyMatters #webdevelopment

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#FreeOlaBini Ola is finally free!

\o/

Now: next steps of properly defending him against these non-existent charges... <3

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"Software below the poverty line" by André Staltz staltz.com/software-below-the-

This is a pretty eye-opening and damning piece. There's so much money sloshing around in our industry, but not a lot of it is going to our open-source commons.

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