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Glad I quit FB. Better late than later.

"Facebook was warned by security researchers that attackers could abuse its phone number and email search facility to harvest people's data.

On Wednesday, the firm said "malicious actors" had been harvesting profiles for years by abusing the search tool.

One security expert told the BBC the attack had been possible "for years"."


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A big update for our HTTPS Everywhere project paves the way for developers and third parties to publish their own rulesets of secure sites, signed with their own key, and build that into a custom-made edition of HTTPS Everywhere

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Kid I'm passing in the street: What do dogs say to each other in their language?

Mom: I don't know.

Kid: I'm gonna become a scientist so I can find out.

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After playing with #Mastodon for a day in the browser, I must say aside from a few things, it is pretty accessible to screen reader users. It also has a nice set of keyboard shortcuts that make navigation easier when the screen reader is in app (or focus or forms) mode.

I filed two issues against it today having to do with keyboard-operating the visibility menu and finding out which item of that is actually active/checked. Let's see how this fares!

#a11y #webdev

If you want a revolution, make sure you know what it’s for, and not merely against.

Good lesson from previous revolutions.

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I'm happy that we have all these new people join. It makes me hopeful that the landscape of the web can yet change for the better.

Slowly but surely a decentralized, non-commercial, and open-source platform is gaining a foothold.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

Trying a few clients. Currently, Amaroq has been stable.

first time on Mastodon. loving the interface!


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