ugh i really hope crossposters don't slowly choke mastodon like they did to diaspora*
if you're just crossposting everything you tweet on birdsite then what even is the point of making a mastodon account? that's glorified spam at worst, and a recipe for abandonment.
Please Stop Using Adblock (But Not Why You Think)
Konsole 18.04 has an option to blur background and scrollbar rendering is now much nicer!
This week we published the first #TWIF: https://f-droid.org/en/2018/04/27/this-week-in-fdroid.html
Trial run, hope we can continue this on the future! 😃
France confirms that Matrix (and Riot) is the basis for their upcoming secure communication app for official government use, and will be 100% FOSS! Exciting times :D
We, you and I, have a chance to fix this. We, you and I, can rebuild and repair.
- Make user friendly (not user hostile) devices and software
- Write documentation
- Refuse to buy tech that *we* can render safe to use, but that the average user can't
- Support people that do things correctly financially whenever possible.
Google is disabling domain fronting, a feature once used by Signal to get around government censorship https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/18/17253784/google-domain-fronting-discontinued-signal-tor-vpn
Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.
Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.
The hottest take on Russia's hilariously bad attempts to block Telegram over the last two days.
Oh reddit. "During the Cold War, Finland secretly smuggled more than ten thousand vowels from Czechoslovakia. That's why the Finnish have sentences like 'Älä rääkkää kääkkää kääkänrääkkääjä!' and the Czechs have 'Strč prst skrz krk.'"