#2190 "Serena Versus the Drones" 

Working for Amazon is great. I am not reading this from a note at gunpoint.

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.


Want to help make #Fediverse (#Mastodon) more useful for new people interested in #OpenStreetMap?

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! πŸ™‚ 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.


"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'."

Fuck #Google, go #Ecosia!



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!

#mastodon #norge #instances #norway


You can now follow remote profiles on Pixelfed instances that have enabled the feature.

1. Search the full url (ie: mastodon.social/@pixelfed)

2. Click the follow button on the results page

3. You will start seeing posts from that account on your home timeline


Felt like doing a drawing of the Mastodon mascot to welcome all the new users!

#Mastodon #MastoArt #Welcome

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


I love how Mastodon is 100% functional and contains zero trackers.

It's almost as if you don't need trackers to make a functioning site and any trackers on other sites are wholly unnecessary and should be fought against on every possible level...

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 […]"

#matrix #messaging #riot #security #privacy

It would be cool if there were a standalone/headless seeder for peertube

Chat services unaffected by the Cloudflare outage:

βœ— Discord
βœ— Matrix
βœ“ IRC

I maintain that it was stupid to allow html in emails.

They should have come up with a bbcode or markdown-like alternative

Please STOP, stop, stop using #Google #reCaptcha on your websites!
You are giving away your visitors' #privacy and they cannot even opt-out and avoid it if they want to reach your contents.
#privacyMatters #webdevelopment

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