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More than 15 years ago, Onion Service (at the time named Hidden Service) saw the light of day. From today (July 2nd), the Internet has around 16 months to migrate from onion services v2 to v3 once and for all. ⏰

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It is a pleasant experience to write everything in that is server side and client side.

Still it takes time to develop.

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There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it:

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The German Corona Warn App went live today. F-Droid cannot distribute the app for multiple reasons:

1) The core bluetooth contact tracing functionality is only implemented in Google play services and requires proprietary client libs to be included in the app.
2) The google api mentioned above is only available for use by apps which are whitelisted by google and distributed through the play store.

is just around 200mb and look at the functionality and UX

Who says opensource is not design friendly!

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I’m currently rewriting #Lufi’s frontend from scratch (using the mockup on, so if a designer wants to contribute to a free software which is already used (not widely, but by a good number of users) and wants to take advantage of the fact that I’m redoing all the UI from scratch, I welcome goodwill with pleasure!

NB: I'm starting to work on the mockup, but I don't mind using a different design, not at all!

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As I've revealed in my last Patreon post, I've been working on adding end-to-end encryption APIs into Mastodon as an upgrade to the direct message system.

Any and all technical details available at the moment are here:

An implementation guide for app developers is being worked on.

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Elementary OS always promotes itself as a light weight distro so I chose it to install in a low powered netbook. Then I run htop and compared it to my Solus KDE. While Solus consumes 400-ish MB of RAM in idle, Elementary OS consumes 600 MB of RAM. In a netbook with 1 or 2 GB or RAM, 200 MB is a big deal. If by "light weight" Elementary OS means lighter than Windows, then it's true but for Linux user you can't call such distro "light weight". #linux

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@hntooter In my experience, developers hate PHP because they’ve used it (OK, so that’s personal experience talking.) To be fair, though, in 1995 it was a breath of fresh air when I was coding my web apps in C and Coldfusion was the only other higher-level alternative. (Yes, I’m that old) ;)

I once asked Rasmus what *he* thought of PHP and he replied “I don’t know, I never use it… I do all my coding in C.” :)

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Well it took over a year but we managed to get Google Fonts removed from the Mozilla Rust project. Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported this.

Devs don’t let devs add surveillance to their tools.


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“Whoever controls data controls the world.” – Masayoshi Son, CEO Softbank

You know what their goal is.

Are you going to allow it?


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Many of you have asked, and we explain. Tor Browser ships with a defense called Letterboxing that prevent fingerprinting your screen dimensions. It adds margins to the window and it stops websites from identifying your exact screen size. Browse safely!

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Isn't it funny how within 24h the approach to changed from "it's secure and awesomesauce, use it for everything!!1!" to "I just use it to share stuff but warn users not to do sensitive stuff there"?

No, actually it's not funny. Because it keeps happening:

1. a new shiny startup does X in an open source but centralized way
2. a lot of "experts" saying how great it is; some greybeards warn that it's centralized but nobody listens - it's so shiny and cool!

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The only technologies you should trust are the ones you don’t need to trust because the people who built them decentred themselves and designed them so you don’t have to trust anyone – including them – to begin with.

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Dear media outlets, in the future I’ll only be doing live interviews.

Don’t entirely enjoy having four of my sentences truncated into one. Great editing artistry, no doubt, but I’d rather either have what I’ve said reported in its entirely or not reported at all.

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