Hello everyone !

πŸ“’ πŸ”΄ URGENT πŸ”΄

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (natrongithub.github.io/)

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

this is a load-bearing post. boost it so that your TL doesn't collapse

Matrix.org publishes timeline after security breach:

matrix.org/blog/2019/04/11/sec

– the attacker exploited vulnerabilities in Jenkins
– the attacker had full database access, including access to unencrypted content like private messages, passwords hashes, access tokens
– Matrix.org recommends changing your password (including NickServ password)

#matrix #breach #infosec #cybersecurity #security

When #Matrix comes back online, or even before, anyone using matrix.org as a homeserver should strongly consider switching to another instance (hello-matrix.net/public_server) or starting their own.

The de facto centralization of Matrix is what's preventing you from chatting now. Promote the decentralization and federation that worked well for the Mastodon fediverse by leaving matrix.org.

#matrixDown #Riot

So I finally got around to setting up #Yunohost on my VPS. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner! The project is top notch and so much more than I thought. Like one click SSL certs from #LetsEncrypt, plus they auto renew. :bongoCat:

It just feels good finally self host some projects I have been looking at for a long time.
Like #Wallabag, #Gitea, & #FreshRSS

Yunohost is definitely worth checking out if you have even a remote interest in self hosting. (☞ Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)☞

yunohost.org/

A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends." alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-04-

Fun fact: By licensing your work as Creative Commons, people won't be able to lock it away again using DRM.

creativecommons.org/faq/#is-cr

I’m so glad this Mastodon instance is taking off, gives me hope for the fediverse :)

My dream is to use only one foss and decentralized messenger for everything. With @matrix this seems possible now.
I'm currently chatting with people on:

#Matrix
#Telegram
#XMPP
#IRC
#WhatsApp

and I'm using only FluffyChat. Not everything is working 100% fine and there is still a lot of work to do. That's why I'm still using Telegram on my phone too.

What I would like to have:
-WhatsApp bridge without the need of an extra device
-XMPP&Telegram direct chats
-SMS bridge

I'm super sad to announce that in cause of bad server configuration, entire production database of prismo.news has been accidentally wiped out. Without option to restore it.

You can't imagine how angry i am right now but i assure you i'm gonna write an extended post about that incident with description of everything that happened and lessons learned.

I'm super sorry for your loss, i hope fediverse will forgive me one day.

Data breach at Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology) exposes personal data of 1.3 million faculty members, staff, students, and applicants:

breach.gatech.edu/security-not

– leaked data may include names, addresses, social security numbers, and birth dates
– former members and staff are also affected
– the incident is currently under investigation

#georgiatech #leak #databreach #security #infosec #cybersecurity

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