You can now read and engage with news and information about πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

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#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

I'm pleased to note that even dolphin.town, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

A tweeter link that is okay to remuskify 

Yea, yea, it is alright.. this one is good to boost an musk around :D

Spread that word around on that bird: That #EUVoice and #EUVideo both are #Fediverse bound

:birdsite: --> :mastodon:

twitter.com/EU_EDPS/status/151

mastodon.social/@humanetech/10

For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like masto.host or federation.spacebear.ee

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

Time for another in my repo today: no updates. What? So what rain? πŸ€” OK, how about 2 new apps?

* Calculator: a simple calculator & converter
* Read You: an RSS reader similar to Reeder

Hm, didn't I announce the latter already yesterday? πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ The mail in my box said I should report it this way… So I hope you enjoy your with :awesome:

The server is handling load a lot better today, since our config changes. We have re-opened signups. Thank you for your patience πŸ™

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Open Tech Will Save us is back TODAY, at 16:00 UTC πŸŽ‰

RT @matrixdotorg@twitter.com

🍿 Open Tech Will Save Us is back this month with a live episode on open standards!

Should I care about it? Is it only a technical problem? What does it bring to the table in practice?

The fine folks of @libreoffice@twitter.com, @openstreetmap@twitter.com and @element_hq@twitter.com will answer YOUR questions

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/matrixdotorg/statu

I'm seeing a surge recently on the official #BirdsiteLIVE instance, please keep in mind that this instance is a development node and also a temporary one, so things can go crazy, and will disappear on 1.0.0 release.

Also, since it's a very saturated instance (600% currently) it's great for me as it trigger interesting behaviors to debug, but not so great for users: data makes 6 times more time to get synchronized.

If you want to find an un-satured one, feel free to check one of those (...)

Tesla, Starlink, Twitter… data from cars, satellites/Internet connectivity, news/sentiment/conversations including direct messages… all in the hands of one person.

Nothing to worry about.

There once was a man named Musk
Who helped out a site with a tusk
He bought up a bird
and soon it was heard
What remained was only a husk

Beginner: I'm such an idiot
Intermediate: I'm great at this!
Advanced: wow I still have a lot to learn
Master: I can tell you in extreme detail the ways in which I'm an idiot

Why is #Cloudflare bad?

They sit between the user and 33% of websites[1] now, where they:

a) get to decide who is served content and who isn't,
b) decrypt https traffic and see its contents.

People on dynamic IPs, public WiFi and #Tor users are the main groups affected by (a).

Everyone is affected by (b): #Privacy #Security

I'll let unixsheikh explain the details:

unixsheikh.com/articles/stay-a

Be sure to check "Recommended reading" as well.

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[1] 3280/top 10k -> backlinko.com/cloudflare-users

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RT @element_hq@twitter.com

πŸ“’ All users can now opt-in to our Threads Beta! πŸŽ‰

Threads help declutter the main room timeline by moving conversations and topics into the right panel 🧹

For more info and what’s coming next, please give our latest blog a read ➑️ element.io/blog/introducing-th

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

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