Soon, if not already, LBRY will be the only place you can see multiple sides and opinions, instead of just one narrative

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

The people’s republic of Walmart: an excellent book! Summary: Planning works; just not for us.

It's about time we stopped buying into the propaganda phrase "ad blockers", and started calling user-protection tools like #uBlockOrigin and #NoScript what they are; spy blockers. If I display ads on my website using HTML and CSS, spy blockers won't block those. As far as they know, the text, images, audio, or video that make up the ads could be anything. So what's really being blocked is not ads, but tracking. Thanks to the authors of this site, for pointing this out:

Back in 2016 paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. #SaveInternetFreedom #SaveOTF

Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.

Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)

Are you one of those people only using Facebook because it's where people invite you to events? Well, now's the perfect time to #DeleteFacebook.


Signal is likely getting burned by their centralized approach exactly as I have predicted for years.

We need -decentralized- e2e encrypted chat servers so there is no central party to strongarm. can be self hosted as a Tor hidden service.


What software can you advice for #zrtp encrypted voice calls / video conferencing?

(boost welcome, and come back later to check the answers if you don't have one by youself)

And if not something with zrtp anything providing similiar safety.

I've heard #jisti desktop does so, but not by default. So I'm not shure if it is safe to use at all, cause I don't know if by a bug it will just switch back to unencrypted.

Then there is #jami and #qtox.
Thought there wasn't any auditing for them and I've seen both projects spreading misstrust towards the other, leaving me confused.

Ad corps and big data vendors shouldn't profit off of other people self-isolating. Stop pandemic profiteering.

(links below)

1. install uBlock origin in your web browser (On mobile just use Firefox so you can use the addon)
2. Enable the anti-adblock list in ublock origin from nano defender (tutorial linked)
3. Add the I don't care about cookies list (link below their addons on their page)

#FuckAds #FuckGoogle
(also I trust that alternative adblock users who use a built in system on more niche browsers like basilisk or falkon know how to add adblock filters yourselves 😉)

"Large numbers and varieties of these wild game mammals in overcrowded cages and the lack of biosecurity measures in wet markets allowed the jumping of this novel virus from animals to human"

While everyone is completely distracted by a virus, the bipartisan EARN IT Act is poised to subvert encryption under the guise of protecting the children

Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

The European Commission’s Circular Economics Initiative, brings some of Fairphone’s most important goals right to the heart of European legislation! 🙌 Find out how Fairphone has contributed to moving the electronics sector forward in Europe:

#TIL about #DisasterRadio,
"a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun", organised as "a collaborative project between #SudoMesh and Secure #Scuttlebutt, with additional support from the #InternetSociety and Institute For the Future"

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