In light of Australia's anti-encryption, this is an important message from @firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not enough for services to state they decline to add a backdoor. It should be practically impossible to do so. Based on their architecture and verifiable by public source code. #aaBill
I love automation. Although it takes time to automate things in the beginning (like today writing a user.js file for Firefox) it helps simplifying things. When I setup Firefox on a new PC, I don't have to remember all the things I changed in about:config (and probably forget most of it), but just copy the file. I also do the same with my Hosting setup where I use docker-compose to keep all configurations.
Anyone else got a 91 y.o grandma who sends you emails from their Debian-based Linux laptop? 🤗 #hacktheplanet
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Ok this is pretty badass - Nextcloud app is calling for testers to integrate it into the Fediverse :D
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
Company A makes a product used by 60% of the world.
This, rightly, worries people. When Company C’s product (used by 3% of the world) switches to using the core of Company A’s product folks suggest people use Company B’s product (used by 5% of the world).
Plot twist: Company B gets ~all its money (hundreds of millions of $) from Company A.
Welcome to the sewer of monopoly, institutional corruption and surveillance capitalism we lovingly call The Web circa 2018.
Mozilla's take on the Edge news.
"By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google... We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice."
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Old computers that can't run new versions of Windows at an acceptable level of performance can still be useful.
Try installing a free operating system like ReactOS, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, GhostBSD, or Debian GNU/Linux -- or pay a friendly local techie to do it for you.
It might not play your favorite games or run your favorite apps, but if you're willing to learn you can escape the upgrade treadmill, save money, and stick it to the man.
Pixelfed has become the #1 alternative to Instagram. 😳 😮 😄
We all know who pays for surveillance capitalism in terms of privacy. But who pays financially? Show more
The same victims, of course. Surveillance capitalism is funded by advertising budgets. Advertising budgets get paid out of revenue. The price of a product includes the cost of advertising.
So when you buy something that is advertised through google, FB, and the rest, you are paying a portion of the ad budget that promoted surveillance.
I'd call that a tax.
To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!
Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:
Control Your Platform.
Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.
They all go away. Every one of them.
Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.
Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.
Can't tell you how pleased I am with Linux these days. I had to wipe my drive yesterday and start from scratch. So I moved some files from ~ to a separate drive to back them up, then I just wiped everything. After getting back online I simply did "yadm clone <gitlab url>", moved the files back to ~ and then "pacman -S --needed - < packages.txt" and bam! Everything was back in order.
1. I like it more than Twitter. I find more interesting content here in the. My Twitter feed is less and less interesting (algorithms..)
2. (most) People over here are nicer
3. It isn't all about numbers
4. Mastodon definitely needs a filter feature: I want to follow a few people because they post interesting stuff, but want to filter out things based on hashtags or words in the toot. (@Gargron)
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