We've been featured in This Week in Matrix! https://matrix.org/blog/2019/08/16/this-week-in-matrix-2019-08-16
#2190 "Serena Versus the Drones"
After the test, she said that if she had a choice, she wouldn’t defend herself against drones using a tennis ball and racket, though she would absolutely pick them over other sports equipment. But, she added, "Drones don't bother me."
Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.
The #Trunk is several lists of people who post about a topic here on the fediverse. It's a good way for new people to get started by finding people who share their interest.
And now there's a list for OpenStreetMap folk! 🙂 If you toot a lot about #OSM and would like to help new people, request to be added to the list. Or use it to find other OSMers to follow.
Anyone know who's running the https://birdsite.monster service? 🐦 👹
"For a long time, Google used its dominant market position to push its own search engine to Android users. In 2018, the EU fined Google € 4.34 billion for anti-competitive practises.
To comply with EU regulation, Google wants other search engines to participate in an auction, with only the highest bidders granted access to Android's new 'choice screen'."
So it seems like I am going to do a lot of talks about Mastodon and decentralized social media in the future.
And since snabeltann.no is down and not coming back I've made a norwegian instance so there is one for the future.
So I present to you!
A Norwegian instance for norwegian folks!
Facebook Messenger still scans all messages, even with end-to-end encryption. Scanning is done locally on the device before text messages are sent and after received messages are decrypted.
Facebook privacy lol
Notes on privacy and data collection of Matrix.org:
"matrix.org and vector.im receive a lot of private, personal and identifiable data on a regular basis, or metadata that can be used to precisely identify and/or track users/server, their social graph, usage pattern and potential location. This is possible both by the default configuration values in synapse/Riot […]"
I maintain that it was stupid to allow html in emails.
They should have come up with a bbcode or markdown-like alternative
A "Fake News Game" that "vaccinates" players against disinformation
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