Command line fans!
You can access Mastodon through a command line interface using the "toot" client on your computer (at https://toot.readthedocs.io/en/latest). It's currently available for Linux and BSD.
(Note that this "toot" app is nothing to do with the "Toot!" app for iPhones. They are both used to access Mastodon, and their names are similar, but they have nothing else in common.)
K-9 Mail is one of the most popular free open source e-mail apps for Android devices. You can follow their official account at:
Their website is at https://k9mail.app
It's available to download from @fdroidorg, Google Play and Amazon App Store.
(You can also download the app and source from the git at https://github.com/k9mail/k-9)
#CyCon2021 goes LIVE today, the stage is set, all you have to do is tune in @ http://ww.cycon2021.org @ 1500 EEST (UTC+3) Registration is also open until MAY28
You can discover interesting accounts on the Fediverse by browsing the @FediFollows directory:
Also recommended is Trunk, an opt-in directory of people looking for followers:
There is also an account recommending interesting videos on the Fediverse at:
Mastodon has just been updated, and now suggests people to follow to new members.
If your instance runs version 3.4.0 or higher, you can opt in to this follow suggestion feature by going to:
Preferences > Profile > Suggest account to others (tick the box, then click the Save Changes button at the top)
This also adds you to the profile directory.
Instance admins can add or block suggestions, so if you see someone unsuitable being suggested let them know.
iPhone apps are now required to ask you permission if they want to track you and your activity across other apps. This is a big step in the right direction. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/apples-apptrackingtransparency-upending-mobile-phone-tracking
Signal Messenger's New Blog Post reporting Smartphone Data Extraction tool Cellebrite (itself) carries multiple vulnerabilities. The breakdown is worth a read. #Signal #Cellebrite #Forensics #Data #Extraction #Infosec #Cybersecurity #TechRights #encryption #Vulnerability
New data shows that in some parts of California, the average vehicle will be scanned by an automated license plate reader every few miles. Tiburon Police, for example, averaged one plate scan for every 1.85 miles driven.
How to get maximum privacy & security on Mastodon:
-Hide your follows/followers by going to Preferences > Other > Hide Your Network (tick box) > Save Changes (click button)
-Select appropriate toot privacy (the 🌎 button) each time you post
-Use a unique password you don't use on any other site
-Use an email address you don't use on any other site
-Log in via VPN, so your IP address isn't visible
-Use 2FA (Preferences > Account > Two-factor Auth > Set up)
If you have a post on Mastodon that you want people to see when they browse your profile, you can pin it to the top.
Find the post you want, click on "..." below it and select "Pin on profile". You can unpin by the same method.
This is particularly useful for introductory posts, or other information you think people should know.
Unlike Twitter, you can pin many posts at once on Mastodon.
Every instance on the Fediverse has its own set of rules written by the people who run that instance.
If you disagree with them, you can move to another instance with different rules.
This is how the Fediverse differs from centralised social media such as Twitter/Facebook/IG, there is no single group or person with power over everyone.
On Mastodon, you can see your instance rules by clicking on the "About this server" link in the bottom left.
Your car is broadcasting data about where you go and what you do. And now a surveillance contractor wants to sell this data to the U.S. military, including "real-time locations of specific cars in nearly any country on Earth."
Privacy-focused computer nerd