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The irony of banning because they "may" hand over to the Chinese government during a time when the US is actively trying to end (because they can't see your data) is a bit much to take...

is a fundamental human right, and invasion of privacy through apps like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, etc is the real problem from US companies and beyond.

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This Week in Matrix is out now! Learn about the new Android SDK, Spec news, server updates, encrypted bridges (!) and more #twim #matrix #decentralization matrix.org/blog/2020/09/18/thi

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End-to-end encryption protects your video chats from prying eyes & data leaks, which is even more important as we work and socialize remotely. Through the latest @NGIZero funding call NLnet supports new E2E encryption for the popular open source #JitsiMeet video chat solution, as well as a host of open source & open hardware projects like: peer-to-peer editing @libreoffice, live streaming in @pixelfed, automated vulnerability scanning for GNU Guix and much more -> nlnet.nl/news/2020/20200910-Se

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climate change, wildfires, Trump idiocy 

"It'll start getting cooler, you just watch," Trump responded. "I wish science agreed with you," Crowfoot answered back. "I don't think science knows, actually," Trump said, before moving on to talk to someone else.

msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/c

#climatechange
#dumptrump
#FireSeason2020
#wildfires

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Stop posting photos of your kids on social media 

Just stop. Animals are ok, but kids aren't dogs—they'll grow up and will have feelings about you plastering their face and their life everywhere for your emotional satisfaction.

Be like #DerekSivers:

"You won’t find his name or face online. I don’t think it’s right to put someone online without their permission. He’ll put himself online when he’s ready." sive.rs/pa

Less radical reading: theatlantic.com/technology/arc

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I've been trying to explain why it's good to have a general purpose distributed and generic protocol like CapTP rather than a bespoke one. However Ode to the Grannovetter Diagram already did so for me:

> Cryptographic protocol design is hard and error prone. When we can, we should design generic protocols that implement highly reusable security abstractions.

erights.org/elib/capability/od

(cotd ...)

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K-9 Mail is a free open source e-mail app for Android. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @k9mail

The official site is at k9mail.app

It's available from @fdroidorg and Google Play.

#K9Mail #EMail #Android #Apps #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #OpenSource

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Troll Level 10.000 « Relying on #PlainText #email is a 'barrier to entry' for kernel development, says Linux Foundation (MICROSOFT) board member » 🤦‍♂️ theregister.com/2020/08/25/lin

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We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

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🎉 #PeerTube 2.2 released 🎉

This new release adds external auth plugins, HTML emails, settings for anonymous users, better redundancy system management, video abuses improvements and many more!

Check the blog post for more information: joinpeertube.org/news#release-

And the complete changelog on github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

Thanks to all PeerTube contributors!

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Do you use #DeltaChat?

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Who of Mastodon app developers wants to add E2EE messages to their app?

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:blobfoxdrakedislike: DNS over HTTPS
:blobfoxdrakelike: DNS over encrypted ZIP archive file transfer

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