The ethical Instagram alternative @pixelfed is launching soon, but did you know that there's another federated photo sharing site in development?
Anfora is asking for help and feedback, links below:
Consider unfollowing that person that always leaves you feeling worse about things.
What do you thing about this? Merely a native ad or good policy? https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/05/04/asked-apple-everything-had-me-heres-what-got/558362002/
Ein schönes Stück politischer Journalismus: Monafort der Verderber der amerikanischen Politik. (deutsch und englisch, letzteres auch zum hören)
Make your own autonomous, federated communication and collaboration center with @Nextclouders and #XMPP @jsxc_org: https://github.com/jsxc/xmpp-cloud-auth/wiki/raspberry-pi-en … (and motivational text in German from @digiges_ch-#Winterkongress: https://marcel-waldvogel.ch/2018/02/26/kontrolle-ueber-die-eigenen-daten-einfach/ …) #nextcloud
*Twitter is not a public utility* by @Gargron
"Isn’t it a bit strange that the entire world has to wait on the CEO of #Twitter to come around on what constitutes healthy discourse? I am not talking about it being too little, too late. Rather, my issue is with “instant, public, global messaging and conversation” being entirely dependent on one single privately held company’s whims. Perhaps they want to go in the right direction right now for once, but who’s to say …"
alle gegen E-Voting… richtig. Jetzt mit einer Initiative in der Schweiz. Ziel ist richtig, die Mittel eher mittel.
DropBox, besides neglecting to encrypt your files before storing them remotely, has had a history of malware behavior.
Their macOS client directly modified macOS's 'privacy database' (TCC.db) to bypass the user prompt for 'accessibility' rights – allowing them to interact with system UIs, other applications, and even intercept key events (i.e. keylogging).
Apple has since used SIP to block an application from modifying that file.
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So I told Firefox (my main browser) to reject cookies from most of the big tech companies, including Facebook, which helps keep me logged out of their stuff, etc.
The only thing I use FB for is messenger, which I access through a an Epiphany web app
And I learned today that when someone sends you a link, it goes through a "are you sure you want to leave FB?" redirect page and the "yes" link doesn't work if your FB cookies are disabled
«Twitter’s backend was initially built on Ruby on Rails, a rudimentary web-application framework that made it nearly impossible to find a technical solution to the harassment problem.» Clearly, yea. Tomorrow they tell us that guns kill people… WTF
Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble https://blog.emacsen.net/blog/2018/02/16/osm-is-in-trouble/