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I am not new to Mastodon but just moved to this instance. My name is Dan Arel and I run the website www.realprivacy.io

I am also the author of two books and with four more on the way (two of the four are second editions of the original two).

I care a lot about privacy and encryption and that’s what my site and most of my recent work has revolved around.

Professionally I work for a labor union in communications. I love my job.

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RT @RiotChat@twitter.com: THIS IS IT!! Riot/Web is OUT OF BETA!!! Brand new design, new login, new settings, new room list, encryption key backup & emoji-powered device verification 🍌🐧🔑🤖🙂🚂🙂 check it out now at riot.im/app and read all the glorious details at medium.com/@RiotChat/the-big-1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RiotChat/status/10

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Damn, I just got lost in a Mighty Ducks Where Are They Now wormhole.

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For many, getting away from apps like Evernote, or Office 365 can seem impossible. Yet with great alternatives such as @libreoffice and @StandardNotes the switch can be a breeze!

thinkprivacy.io/notes.html

Supporting privacy rights does not mean you have to support everyone who claims to be offering it. If an organization is run by bad people who do bad things away from their jobs, we should stop supporting their businesses.

One of my favorite things about the Linux community is the feeling it brings back that I used to have for the Mac community pre-iPhone. A lot of great people excited about projects and growing support for something superior to the mainstream crap (only windows at the time).

I’m afraid that I don’t like cats enough to be on Mastodon.

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If you only do one thing on make it changing your search engine. Google and others learn a great deal about you based on what you search for.

There are better alternatives out there.

thinkprivacy.io/

Installing PureOS as a VM to give it a go. It sounds fantastic.

I've spent the last few weeks traveling for work and staying in different hotels. I need to use wifi to stay connected and get work done and the only way I will connect to a hotel wifi is through a VPN.

thinkprivacy.io/vpn.html

I used a basic theme to originally design ThinkPrivacy and today I found a new site that launched using the same theme for the same goals, but with no credit.

No issue there for me, but it tells me I need to kickstart the redesign my site.

Time to begin.

Why did you choose the Linux distro you did, and what is your favorite aspect about it?

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@danarel has an article on open source social media options.

"5 social media alternatives to protect your privacy | Opensource.com"

opensource.com/article/19/1/op

So I got my new laptop 2 weeks ago and I got it all set up with Ubuntu 18.10 and I am happy, but now I am wondering if I should have just gone with Debian. But I also don't want to start over.

Another simple step you can take to protect your data on is to install a password manager and use a unique password for every site you access.

Find the password manager that’s right for you, here:

thinkprivacy.io/password.html

If you only do one thing on make it changing your search engine. Google and others learn a great deal about you based on what you search for.

There are better alternatives out there.

thinkprivacy.io/

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Looking for a better alternative to Gmail?

Company's like @Tutanota offer free 1GB accounts and they don't read your emails.

They offer something that's free and ethical!

Find them and other options at:

thinkprivacy.io/email.html

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