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I just updated all of my bots to automatically strip out common tracking tokens in the URL (fbclid, gclid, mkt_tok, and utm_*).

Regex: /([\?\&](mkt_tok|(g|fb)clid|utm_\w+)=[^&#]+)/i

Full list of bots on my profile :)

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List of my Mastodon bots (so far):

bots:

@680news
@blogto
@cbctoronto
@citynews
@cp24
@tpsoperations
@torontostar
@ttcnotices

bots:

@bbcworld
@cbcworld

If any of the above open an official Mastodon account I'll delete the specific bot, but until then... :thinkerguns:

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I just updated all of my bots to automatically strip out common tracking tokens in the URL (fbclid, gclid, mkt_tok, and utm_*).

Regex: /([\?\&](mkt_tok|(g|fb)clid|utm_\w+)=[^&#]+)/i

Full list of bots on my profile :)

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Time to update Tor Browser.

Tor Browser 8.0.7 updates Firefox to 60.6.0esr and Tor to the latest stable version, 0.3.5.8. This release also makes Tor Browser more interoperable with NoScript.

Full changelog: blog.torproject.org/new-releas

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! The Swiss no-log VPN has officially joined the open source, federated social media network. As an organization focused on giving people greater control of their data, we wanted to join a social media network that respects this. We’ll be sharing toots about service updates, new VPN projects, and news on privacy.

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! As active members of the open-source community, ProtonMail supports open source projects like Mastodon. Mastodon’s decentralized nature reminds us of the days when the Internet was free and not under the control of a few monopolist giants. Our followers can look forward to toots about service updates, new projects, and news on privacy.

Just learned of @pixelfed today, to Instagram as Mastodon is to Twitter: pixelfed.social/

Created an account and it's awesome how polished it is. Anyone know if there is a mobile app available?

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We are an ethical alternative to Instagram.

The project is still young, but we are getting close to a polished v1.0 release with federation support!

We can't wait to join the fediverse. ❤️

What I was up to over the holidays: replacing Windows 7 on most of my laptops with Linux Mint and skinning it to look like the venerable Windows XP Luna theme, complete with sound effects, my guide: andryou.com/2019/01/02/make-li

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My Neighbour Totoro: Studio Ghibli classic gets China release after 30 years bbc.in/2RYzA1z

Don't install or upgrade to 5.45:

Downgrade to v5.32.6129 for pre- acquisition: filehippo.com/download_ccleane

And v4.17.4808 (not compatible with Windows 10) if you don't like the System Monitoring feature: filehippo.com/download_ccleane

Install, then disable auto-update checks. You can also check out for a free, open-source : bleachbit.org/

ghacks.net/2018/08/01/ccleaner

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Thread on Twitter on the sketchy "get rich quick" conference feat. Pitbull and Sylvester Stallone in , worth a read: twitter.com/sdbcraig/status/98

Aftermath of the windstorm yesterday coinciding with garbage collection day

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Wind Warning:
Police have received numerous radio calls regarding fire and hazards of falling materials and trees within the city.
Please take extra precaution if and when outdoors but if possible to stay inside and somewhere safe.
#staysafe
^ka

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Really pleased to see that "Who are your favourite people to follow on Mastodon?" thread on HN. It's a shift in tone from talking about the legitimicy of Mastodon as a platform

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