Today is the first Global Encryption Day!

🔒 Encryption makes life safer. Without it, our banking details, personal conversations, medical history, and everything in between is on display.

Now is the time to #MakeTheSwitch to encrypted services (like Tor!)

blog.torproject.org/first-glob

I honestly don’t how people manage to browse the web without an ad blocker, without tearing their hair out.

So many sites are an almost unusable mess, with tens of trackers and adverts stuffed everywhere.

Happy to see that's Ontario's vaccination QR code app is open source.

github.com/ongov/OpenVerify

smolZINE, request 

Are there any fediversians that are #gemini and #food enthusiasts and would be willing to help out with something I'm working on for the next #smolZINE ?

I'm also loving Matt Devlin's and Alvin William's announcing chemistry.

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This is going to be a really fun and exciting season. Between the high energy young guys and finally playing in again, there's a lot to look forward to this year 😊

Did you know that you can read indie ebooks on your Kindle?

You can buy ebooks from hundreds of indie ebookshops and read them on your favourite e-reader!

libreture.com/blog/read-indie-

Cutting social media use from my phone has done wonders for battery life. Funny how that works lol.

Is there nothing which someone won’t try to shoehorn into the #OnlineSafetyBill?

It’s becoming increasingly farcical, and might as well just be called the “official censorship of sites and services someone didn’t like” bill.

QT labour4decrim: Diana Johnson is now planning to amend the Online Safety Bill to ban the websites that sex workers use to advertise online. This will force sex workers back into working through third parties and reduce accountability of platforms.

Removed my social media apps from the home page on my phone today in an attempt to do less mindless scrolling. Going to try this for a week, and if I feel a significant positive change in my mental well-being, I think I'll just uninstall the apps altogether.
Let the social media detox begin!

If you're looking for a solid pair of wired , I highly recommend the sumpan.

They fit very comfortably in my ears, the buds hook together snuggly around my neck so they're not flying around when I'm not wearing them, and the threaded wire doesn't tangle.

urbanears.com/us/en/sumpan.htm

#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.

Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.

If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.

snikket.org/service/quickstart

Good luck!

We love to celebrate better up time than the centralized platforms here on the #fediverse. If your instance is up right now while #Twitter is down pat yourself on the back!

RT @bitstein
Safely using a 3rd party #Bitcoin custodian requires learning how to:

* Use a password manager
* Use TOTP 2FA (not SMS!)
* Secure a computer
* Secure a phone
* Secure a email account
* Etc

And that's assuming the exchange doesn't get hacked.

It's not as simple as people claim!

Are you listening yet?
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RT @_k3tan
There is not much that can be done about the permanent record that's created stating how much you bought and when you bought it, alongside a reasonable calculation of the unrealized capital gains tax payable each financial year.

Buy non-KYC, coinjoin, accept bitcoin as payment.
twitter.com/_k3tan/status/1443

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