Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You
#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked
It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".
It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.
Cloud Firewall addon is now featured in AlternativesTo article!
Gitlab (which is in GCP..) and install link available at :
Pleroma isn't currently using a Weblate server for translations.
I have imported the translations for Pleroma-FE into a Weblate instance maintained by @swecha
I've started translating the project into Telugu. Please feel free to sign up and add translations for other languages too. Translations can be exported to JSON for merge requests.
This instance has a few machine translation integrations enabled as well.
The excellent Mastodon/PeerTube/Pleroma app Mastalab has changed its name to "Fedilab", to reflect that it works on many Fediverse services.
Fedilab is available through Google Play and @fdroidorg
The new site is at:
Their Fediverse account remains the same though, it's still at:
(It's also due to get PixelFed support soon.)
If you want to learn more about this topic, check out this excellent presentation by Joseph Nuthalapati (@njoseph) and Sudhamsh Kandukuri at ThoughtWorks XConf 2018 in Bangalore, India:
"Digital Empowerment in Rural India - powered by FreedomBox"
"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."
What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
This reporter blocked each of the five "tech giants" for a week—
Then, for the 6th week, she blocked all five for a whole week! https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
Here's how to try it yourself: https://gizmodo.com/want-to-really-block-the-tech-giants-heres-how-1832261612
Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of his #Privacy as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State For Everyone Else
"If #Bezos were the victim of #surveillancestate abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic because #Amazon is a critical partner for the USGov in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling #surveillance state."
German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business
Some good news to kick off the weekend with.
So #FollowFriday. Much alternative. Wow.
🌐 @torproject Tor Project: Volunteer network for protecting privacy online
🕹️ @itchio Itch.io: DRM-free indie games store and community site
World's richest 10% produce half of global carbon emissions, says Oxfam.
Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics
*worriedly checks self* Oh, phew, you mean the ones who were up for sale and never really its critics to begin with.
Read about our upcoming PureOS Store coming to Librem 5 and Librem laptops https://puri.sm/posts/purism-announces-pureos-store/
Thinker, Ambivert, Omnivore.75 KGs of Star Dust.Unraveling the mysteries of life, curiously engages in connecting the dots.
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