Great article from Schneier quoting Maciej Cegłowski's essay on "ambient privacy"

"There is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition."

Woo! As you may have seen from that previous boost, Mastodon 2.9 is now out, featuring a new single column interface:

This is, IMHO, a huge step forward for getting non-technical people onto Mastodon 👍

Instead of the Tweetdeck-style interface, there's now a default single-column timeline which is much less scary.

(The multicolumn original is still an option in Settings, and those who currently use multicolumn will continue to see it by default.)

#Mastodon #Fediverse

Hello #fediverse!

I am person behind FreeTube, the private YouTube client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

I enjoy talking about technology and privacy so my toots will mostly be about those, but there will be a good amount of toots about FreeTube as well.

I'm also looking for more people to follow! Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Check out FreeTube here:

Need another reason to #deleteFacebook? The platform is marketing user data to cellular carriers to use to assess things like user creditworthiness. Some of the data they pull directly from smartphones includes:

• Locations
• Interests
• Social groups

Great to see states pushing tougher privacy laws...

It's only a matter of time before companies will have to deal with a patchwork of state laws, and will beg for a federal law.

Interesting project. Like combining a pi-hole with a Tor Node.

...but not open source, and I'm wondering about someone else's illicit traffic getting bounced into my "Winston" for connection to the web. Also, I'm not sure how connection speeds aren't GREATLY affected.

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