Data portability is important, but it is no substitute for the ability to have ongoing access to a service that you're in the process of migrating away from. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/adversarial-interoperability-reviving-elegant-weapon-more-civilized-age-slay
@writefreely you might actually be able to answer about the defaults? Cheers.
Hi #WriteFreely users. For those of you who would be happy to share their feedback on the software: can I set a specific #808080 colour for links or quotes, and is it possible to have a drop down menu in free instances? Thanks for the tips!
In [De-Googling My Life 06](https://kevq.uk/de-googling-my-life-06-what-i-cant-replace/), part of his good series on the topic, @kev mentions:
> In terms of privacy, the difference between Google and Apple is negligible, so there’s no real point in changing over to iOS for the purposes of privacy
I would argue that the two groups have very different business models, and that they do not have the same interests when it comes to using their users’ data.
Are there elements suggesting otherwise?
This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.
It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.
You can find out more at https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
@Mastodon is there a way to create a setting to hide the mascot/logo in the lower left corner when wanted? Keep on the good work!
"a copyright bot, or a human acting just as mechanically, was at the center of this mess. A human doing actual analysis would have looked at a video of a man playing a piece of music older than American copyright law and determined that it was not something they owned" — https://www.eff.org/takedowns/sony-finally-admits-it-doesnt-own-bach-and-it-only-took-public-pressure
Then, #Copyright is everywhere.
The quest to design an ethical social media platform – Jennifer Johnson on The Week
How lovely to see such a nice article on Mastodon and ethical design in The Week from the journalist that @laura introduced to Mastodon.
One Small Step for the Web… Tim Berners-Lee
"Imagine if all your current apps talked to each other, collaborating and conceiving ways to enrich and streamline your personal life and business objectives? That’s the kind of innovation, intelligence and creativity Solid apps will generate.
With #Solid, you will have far more personal agency over data — you decide which apps can access it."
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!