A nationwide federation of Masto instances at major universities would significantly improve civil public discourse, especially during election season. Local instances that model real world communities would be extremely robust against bad actors, without the need for opaque ML filtering.
Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.
A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.
Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017
Wrote this page! Installation instructions, modeled after the ones @staticsafe wrote before:
The ending bits are a bit of a lie for now, Mastodon does not include a `dist` directory with templates for the nginx config and systemd services, but I think it should, and I am planning to add that.
Just found SurfSafe - interesting idea, wonder if it will eventually extend to DeepFakes? https://www.getsurfsafe.com/
Consumer Reports now evaluates products' security and privacy
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)
our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
Our friend (and Mozilla Fellow) @hangdothiduc just released her latest project, Public By Default. It's a sobering look at online privacy in the era of social media.
Instances that are whitelisted against email domains piggyback on existing security infrastructure, which may even include physical in-person verification. They get these properties for free. Instances whitelisted against known-good email domains would form an information ecosystem extremely robust against misinformation.
This is a great article, but it frustrates me that Mastodon instances are not viewed or recognized more widely as defensive structures in the information ecosystem. If we imagine social networks as physical places, then Twitter and Facebook are vast wastelands where users drown in misinformation. Mastodon instances have the possibility to be very well-defended cities or towns with a diverse set of governments.
Engineering things at Valve. Birdsite refugee. Go Heels!
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