Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened: davidrevoy.com/article864/drea

#NFT #NFTCommunity

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Imagine if we had put 20 years of effort into making the internet a safe and productive place for people to live their lives instead of optimizing dopamine output from each individual interaction

In no particular order, web sites like OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, Archive.Org, Sci-Hub, tools like I2P, Tor, IRC, GPG, OMEMO, OTR, and open and federated protocols like Jabber, Email, Diaspora and ActivityPub are the most important projects on the internet and should be protected and exalted.

#openstreetmap #osm #android #wikipedia #archive #archive.org #scihub #sci-hub #diaspora #email #jabber #xmpp #activitypub #mastodon #email #freesoftware #internet #thefederation #irc #gpg #omemo #otr

⚠️ Important news

There's a new @fdroidorg app called #AirGuard protecting you from being tracked by AirTags.

It scans your surroundings for devices that someone might have put into your pocket to track you via #Apple's #FindMy surveillance network and alerts you if a device is following you.

Download it here: 🔗 f-droid.org/packages/de.seemoo

Now when @snikket_im have made XMPP usable on iOS, I will finally forc, err.. convince my whole family to use it.

My partner and mom has been using XMPP for a few years now. :)

#Snikket #XMPP

Chromebooks are very secure. This is not surprising. Prisons usually have excellent security.

“South Korea is expected to become the first country to pass a law ending Apple and Google’s domination of payments on their mobile platforms, setting a potentially radical precedent for their lucrative app store operations everywhere from India to the U.S.”

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#duopoly

"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case ncase.me/rss/

RSS is still the best way to consume internet media IMO. Let's hear it for RSS.

What should really be worrying you (and policymakers, if only they carried the gene that expresses the ability to have a clue) is that we are effectively limited in choice to two trillion-dollar US corporations for the everyday technology that has unfiltered access to our most intimate and personal thoughts, the power to mediate our reality, determine what we can and cannot say, bound our agency, and redefine the boundaries of personhood itself in the digital network age. Who needs an army, eh?

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Birdsite:

I owe my career to Google, YouTube and StackOverflow.

I had enough. I posted a reply to it saying:

"Actually, you own your career to people who wrote blog posts, uploaded videos and answered questions on a forum (respectively).

Stop glamorizing services and ignoring who actually did all the hard work."

…I’m seeing people say “just don’t use an iPhone.” It’s not that simple when everyday things like financial apps with two-factor authentication are locked into the two main platforms.

We need legislation to ensure critical services use open standards so you can use your Pinephone to buy lunch in the future.

It’s shocking how easily some folks jump to “just go live in a cave.” No, that’s not an acceptable alternative. We deserve to partake in modern life without sacrificing our human rights…

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RT @ShannonDowney
Good morning

Please get vaccinated.

‣ Imagine a world where companies only want to offer the best for their users, and not their investors.
‣ Imagine a world where everyone can freely use services, and freely donate to them as they see fit.
‣ Imagine a world where users can directly raise their opinions and proposals, even vote about them.
‣ Imagine a world without unnecessary data collection.
‣ Imagine a world where platforms are fully owned and operated by their users.

Sounds utopian? A first step into this world is using

@ChiaChatter i sincerely suggest you to get a jabber (xmpp) or matrix account on some of jabber or matrix instances.

then choose the app. jabber.am is run by my friend and it lists some apps for different operating systems.

this and this are lists of xmpp servers.

xmpp protocol is controlled by a community. it means, if you want to change/extend the protocol, you make a suggestion, and then community votes, or suggest other changes. and that's a democracy at work.

on the contrary, telegram introduces protocol changes with new clients, without communication with anyone. lets say this is how they introduced the 'feature' to delete what you wrote from other users' clients and chat history. i don't discuss if that's a good or bad feature, i want to say that it is a one sided decision to introduce a feature. of course democracy is slower than dictatorship, but we have more freedom in democratic societies. same here.

so i personally don't use anything other than jabber (xmpp) for my chats. let me tell you funny stories: actually facebook messenger, whatsapp, and google talk, livejournal messenger, and some russian messengers, at least when they were created, were actually federated jabber (xmpp) servers. whatsapp was disallowing connection from any app other than their app. facebook did allow other apps, but it didn't allow federation, i. e. you could not talk from facebook to google. google was the best from the corporations that used our open technology for their chats: they did allow (for some time only) communication with other servers. so i was bringing people to google by knowing i will be able to chat with them without having a google account myself. unfortunately google also closed the federation.

and when my friends come and say to me: why aren't you an 'that cool social network, name yours', so we could chat, i tell them: you know it's not me who cannot chat with you, it's you who aren't allowed by your 'cool social network' to chat with me. the technology is there, it is just that the company prohibits you, and you don't even know about it.

so some of my friends actually have jabber accounts and apps to talk with me. well they keep so many 'messengers', so why wouldn't they keep one more for me?

i configured my jabber server in a way that it supports also end to end encrypted audio and video calls.

but the problem is that of course using jabber is harder than any 'cool messenger' because when you get freedom and privacy, there you get some work to do yourself. lets say you need to make choices: which server to register at? then, which username to choose? then, you need to add your friends manually, because you don't want any 'messenger' to mess with your address book.

very much like email. which is also federated.

#federation #jabber #xmpp

there is also matrix, it is fancy, and liked by many, but i don't like it. you may try it as well, it is federated, and secure.

i would also suggest to get off al other non federated messengers, but i know it might be hard. at least good step in a right (sorry for that word) direction would be to bring some friends to federated chats (jabber, matrix) and only chat with them by theese communication protocols, in other words if you have someone both on telegram and on jabber, always use jabber to talk to them.

@aral I wish I could boost this a million times.

"Far from being a priest class, software engineers strive to eliminate their own power by making their works generalizable and accessible."

OMG this is so good

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