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Reclaiming RSS

“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”

ar.al/2018/06/29/reclaiming-rs

#ethicaltechnology

When Gab sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing kekistan. They're bringing pepe. They're NPCs. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to server admins and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Gab. It's coming from all over proprietary social networks, and it's coming.

#howto use the #fediverse with nearly no internet connection with #AndStatus:
Choose in the settings:
- to not fetch images
- to not fetch avatars
- increase the time of sync
Now next time you got internet connection, even if shitty as ~1kbs you can let AndStatus sync.
Also no problem if internet connection is just accessible for some minutes.
Messages get stored offline. You can read, fav., boost, and reply to them any given time. Once you've got internet again even you're replies will be sync.

.@snowden has stepped forward to help confirm the authenticity of a document that the NSA has refused to authenticate, as they try to prevent the courts from ruling on the legality of mass surveillance. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/snow

Request for aid, anti fascism, antisemitism 

A Jewish FSU student confronted GOP volunteers days after the synagogue shooting for normalizing & promoting fascism. When they mocked and belittled her she threw her chocolate milk on them and kicked a sign down. She spent a night in JAIL then David Duke and other dangerous white nationalists publicized her story and now she and her family are being doxxed by Nazis. Venmo: Shelby-Shoup to support her. Don’t @ me if you don’t. buff.ly/2SGKk5t

#Firefox #ProTip: Stop videos from autoplaying! (Updated for Firefox 63!)

1. Go to `about:config` and convince it that you know what you're doing.

2. Search for `media.autoplay.default`.

3. Double-click `0` and enter `1` if you want to always block, or `2` if you want to be prompted for every site that tries to autoplay (which can help with some sites that don't work quite right with blocked autoplay.)

4. Enjoy your significantly-more-pleasant browsing experience!

In other news, Google just decided to ban people from signing in if they have JavaScript disabled in their browser.

security.googleblog.com/2018/1

Absentee ballot sent in today. Now just need to wait until the county says they got it.

Right, it's Halloween, I'm done with work today. Time to watch bad horror films! First up is the Canadian "Zombie Nightmare", staring the immortal Adam West, Tia Carrere, and Thor.

youtu.be/e_7l9J1c84k?t=320

Politics, RPG.net banning trump supporters 

And they're following through on it 👌

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hi!

please participate in my survey concerning fediverse software development.

it will help to influence how Pleroma and other fediverse project development is done in the future.

please also consider boosting this, so more people will take the survey.

https://framaforms.org/fediverse-preferences-survey-1540788767

The Tree of Life Synagogue is holding a fundraiser to support medical bills, funeral costs, and building repairs needed after a Neo-Nazi from Gab.ai shot up the synagogue during Shabbat morning services.

Please turn out to support them if you can. This is one of the worst individual antisemitic attacks in recent American history

gofundme.com/tree-of-life-syna

RT @sailorsocialist@twitter.com: Helping adults learn to not call the police with an image commonly used for kindergartners is incredibly my brand

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sailorsocialist/st

If anyone out there with a Mastodon instance below 2.0.0 needs help upgrading, I'll do it

Instance block 

The instance at albin.social has been blocked from scholar.social, as they are collecting data from their users (and possibly ours) in order to serve targeted ads

The whole debacle shows, in stark detail, the benefits of open hardware

When every part is in an open schematic, when even the resin PCB is an open standard, it’s a lot harder to hide malicious components

Couple this with open firmware (and more diverse suppliers than one or two giants) and the problem is significantly diminished

Opaque tech always leaves plenty of nooks to hide nefarious things

That said, this is a well-deserved kick in the pants for Big Tech

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