Digital security isn't about a specific app or tool. It begins with understanding the unique threats you face. https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/assessing-your-risks
Check out this interactive timeline of Facebook's history. You can see the trouble brewing from its early days.
Share this with folks who want to learn about Facebook's history. And tell them that alternative technologies are emerging! We can #DecentralizeTheWeb--one person at a time!
Fediverse users who are blind or partially sighted rely on screen readers to read posts aloud.
It's important to add alt texts on images you post, so screen reader users know what is in them.
You can do this on Mastodon by clicking on "Describe for the visually impaired" after attaching an image.
But what if you forget?
Well, there's a useful bot which will send you an instant message if you forget to add alt text:
To use it, just follow it!
Great Blog Series by @blacklight447. Must read for anyone has little or no idea about how tor works and pros and cons of VPNs.
Although I personally prefer @protonvpn when speed is my major concern. And @torproject (with Bridges) when anonymity is my concern. I have to rely on it regularly because my government 🇧🇩 reguarly censor foreign media & persecute local journalists. These solutions give me freedom.
I just programmed an open source tool called semiphemeral that lets you automatically delete your old tweets, except for the ones you want to keep. Would be cool to add support for making your toots semiphemeral too, one day... https://micahflee.com/2019/06/semiphemeral-automatically-delete-your-old-tweets-except-for-the-ones-you-want-to-keep/
A mapathon hosted by the the Red Cross in the Philippines for disaster preparedness/response mapping during Typhoon Ompong. #osmph
This is an OpenStreetMap "Featured Image". See more https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Featured_images
An in-depth paper (18 p.) on the influence of "Corporate Editors in the Evolving Landscape of #OpenStreetMap".
While corporations currently have a major impact on road networks, non-corporate mappers edit more buildings and points-of-interest representing the majority of all edits, on average.
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Another great recognition for #OpenStreetMap. The United Nations UN call it “foundational” to disaster risk reduction in its “Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction” on how to save lives and rebuild communities in the wake of floods, earthquakes, landslides and the like.
Copyright filters are automatically removing copies of the Mueller Report
After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn't block open source implementations, Google says it won't support open source implementations
Politicians regularly ask for backdoors to encryption. This poses a severe threat to online security in general: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk
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