It’s absolutely a problem that just a few tech companies wield such immense control over what speakers and messages are allowed online. But the SAFE Tech Act would not create a fairer system.

The year is 2023.

SEC suspends buying and selling of bitcoin at all centralised services based on a collapsing dollar.

@bisq_network users unaffected.

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Gemini thread 

This is very dependent on a persons's technical comfort and experience but it is entirely possible to go from learning of gemini's existence to having your own server setup and pages written in under an hour. That's pretty cool.

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(5/6) Pixelfed cannot be a better and ethical alternative if it ignores the gamification and FOMO dark patterns found on popular platforms.

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LOT=True Or LOT=False? This Is The Last Hurdle Before Taproot Activation.

"The last remaining point of contention is about the lock-in on timeout (LOT) parameter, which can be set on either “true” (LOT=true) or “false” (LOT=false)"

Written by @AaronvanW

Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.12 is now available. This version updates Desktop Firefox to 78.8.0esr and Android Firefox to 86.1.0 + updates NoScript to 11.2.2, Openssl to 1.1.1j, and Tor to Full changelog:

@aral Every few years, (when the #Bitcoin price is high..) this FUD comes up again.

Energy consumption is not equal to energy production. Energy production has a carbon footprint. And a very large part of the energy that we produce is wasted (numbers vary, but I'd say electrically at least some 20-30%). Using energy that would otherwise be wasted has no carbon footprint. Zero.
I wrote a tootstorm about it recently:

The new OnionShare is out!

It adds a bunch of great features like tabs, anonymous chat that never logs anything, and better command line support.

Here's the blog post:

Download OnionShare 2.3 from:

Install it on a headless server:

`pip3 install --user onionshare-cli`

Read the amazing new docs that are translated to a bunch of languages:

We led the charge to get Amazon Ring to add end-to-end encryption to their surveillance cameras, but we aren't done yet. Join today so we can ensure Ring ends their police partnerships.

Drizzle in my repo today with 2 new apps. Most prominently:

Watomatic – to help those of you still stuck at WhatsApp to leave that s(t)inking ship without being afraid "nobody can find you": it sends auto-responses to everyone writing you, telling them you've left and where to look. So: no more excuses, here's your door!

Further running: SpaceXFollower (SpaceX events, facts, statistics) and Auxio, a nice music player, added yesterday.

Enjoy with !

RT @martybent
.@chris_belcher_ took to the bitcoin-dev mailing list to announce progress on his CoinSwap implementation. Check out Teleport Transactions. Support the cause. And get us closer to borking chain analysis heuristics that reduce the privacy of bitcoiners.

I2P 0.9.49 has been released!
0.9.49 continues the work to make I2P faster and more secure. As usual, we recommend that you update to this release. The best way to maintain security and help the network is to run the latest release.

Why should you care about data privacy, even if you think you have "nothing to hide"?

Because our data is being used to push increasingly polarized content and capitalize on divisiveness.

Disrupt surveillance capitalism. Take back your privacy. Use Tor.

At $50k #Bitcoin , buying on @bisq_network at 5% discount is a difference of $2500.

It's happening every day.

Instead of feeding the corpos order fees - feed the p2p network liquidity, transact with better privacy.

This is called a Win-Win.

On #Peertube it is possible to livestream via OBS Studio / #Jitsi Meet.

> If you want to broadcast a webinar or a conference very easily, you can also use Jitsi Meet for recording the event, and rely on PeerTube for streaming it live. It is very useful if you have an expected audience too big for Jitsi to handle, but actually only a few people talking.

You can start a webinar with a pure FOSS solution 🎉

Letting go of the guide rails can be a scary thought, but you don't need to do it all at once. Pick one, get comfortable, then move on.

Don't strive for perfection, strive for better.

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