This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.
It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.
You can find out more at https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
@PetersLuis@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org You are welcome to share.
CryptPad version 2.21.0 has been deployed and released on GitHub: https://github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad/releases/tag/2.21.0
This release mostly consists of bug fixes and translations, but we've also put some time towards making life easier for server administrators.
People in #Paris are celebrating labour day by rioting.
I decided to mark the occasion by supporting the labour behind one of my favourite free software projects by donating $20 a month to support Pixelfed development.
If you're using Pixelfed and are lucky enough to have some disposable income, consider pitching in: https://www.patreon.com/dansup/posts
Mozilla is shutting down their IRC servers and moving to Discord, a proprietary chat service.
Hey Mozilla, aren't we forgetting something here? Our very own "Mozilla Pledge for a Healthy Internet” states:
> Principle 2 The internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.
> Principle 6 The effectiveness of the internet as a public resource depends upon interoperability (protocols, data formats, content), innovation and decentralized participation worldwide.
For what it's worth....
It is proven! I am ansuz on Keybase: https://keybase.io/ansuz/sigchain#eed7a706b75b21b141f37df0b7f433e35d5115bd5108012d86e8043f04f67cf80f
This weekend I prototyped an app I've been thinking about for a while. I was inspired by http://cryptorpg.com/ (Cryptomancer RPG).
It's an encrypted chat room with dice-rolling functionality, but the rolls are provably fair thanks to some fun #crypto.
It uses some APIs from the @cryptpad server so I didn't have to do all the low-level websocket stuff again.
tech industry union busting; npm Show more
NLRB complaints indicate NPM fired employees for trying to unionize: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/22/npm_fired_staff_union_complaints/