Most interesting part of the ? The fun I'm having exploring Wireshark and solving the Challenges for the Diana Initiative CTF @

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A decentalized vision for the future of software freedom activism 

Instead of relying on the FSF to be everything to everyone, how about over the next 10-20 years, we develop a federated network of software freedom organisations, sharded by geographies (like the FSFE), and by fields of interest (eg an academic software freedom org)? A federated approach to defending the public's freedoms would prevent any org (or person) becoming a single-point-of-failure.

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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 🎂…/tor-…/2 #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?


The brother who took me in when I came out 15 years ago and the only one in my family to ever take me to a Pride March is about to move abroad, 6000 miles away. I'm very happy for him, who had his wish to come true, but I am altogether heartbroken; it will be a long while before we will be able see each other again.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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

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"

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

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