Hey everyone! Just a friendly reminder that this instance is privately-operated and does have a code of conduct. It's a simple one but it does exist! https://social.privacytools.io/about/more
I highly recommend people check it out and use common sense and there won't be an issue. We are highly responsive to user reports made as well, and if you don't think we're handling something quick enough you can always ping me. Definitely want to discourage instance blocks to avoid fediverse fragmentation 😄
I should have a pinned message to new users.
Welcome to social.privacytools.io everyone! If you have any questions feel free to mention me in a post or DM and I'd be happy to answer them!
Also, adding a profile picture, bio, and an #introduction post will go a long way towards discovering new and interesting people in the fediverse 😄
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Safing (https://safing.io) is developing Portmaster, a FOSS kernel-level firewall application for Windows & Linux with various privacy features; as well as SPN, a multi-hop privacy network currently in closed beta.
Safing has been a long term sponsor of the PrivacyTools project on OpenCollective :)
Exciting news! The fine folks at Safing launched an AMA on our Subreddit and will be fielding your questions over this weekend! Check it out, live now at https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/iv6mca/we_are_safing_a_forprivacy_counterculture_company/
Hey I’ve been nominated for @firstname.lastname@example.org’s Security Advocate of the Year for my work w/ @privacytoolsIO@twitter.com 🎉 Throw some votes my way @ https://noonies.tech/award/security-advocate-of-the-year 😄
Mozilla Google budget screaming
Something is just wrong here... Mozilla just extended its deal with Google (making it the numero uno search engine) for something like 400 million dollars PER YEAR. For the next three years.
That is 1.2 BILLION dollars from 2020 to 2023.
If you cannot run a freaking NON-PROFIT on 400 MILLION dollars PER YEAR that means:
a) You are paying your executives too much.
b) You don't know how to manage a non-profit.
c) All of the above.
The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.
If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.
Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.
I just found this great privacy research and tech channel on #peertube that I feel a lot of people would appreciate:)
Take a look and show him some love
This is exactly the use case I was describing just recently. Single-user peertube instances for the greatest control meanwhile being part of the larger network.
Spin one up:)
@jonah "three-tenths are those who feel they must express an opinion in any controversy, two-tenths are those who play safe and herald any ’discovery,’ and one-tenth are those who understand."
Some people just want to be influential, in anything really. They seize at everything to try to have their weight known and recognized.
InfoSec Handbook – AMA event: We categorized about 20 questions and answers to share them with everybody:
Feel free to send your questions about InfoSec topics (via e-mail or here). The event ends on July 23, 2020.
New Blog: Introducing our PeerTube Instance https://blog.privacytools.io/introducing-our-peertube-instance/ — PeerTube is approaching their 2020 crowdfunding goal, check them out! 😄
PrivacyTools’s PeerTube instance is online! Create an account, kick back, and enjoy some @techlore content 😆 https://tube.privacytools.io/videos/watch/playlist/f35eaa03-867d-4062-996e-1c812be87f74?videoId=cc0871d9-4e46-42d7-bce1-d13a24b077c9
More than 15 years ago, Onion Service (at the time named Hidden Service) saw the light of day. From today (July 2nd), the Internet has around 16 months to migrate from onion services v2 to v3 once and for all. ⏰
We’re over 1,000-strong and the privacy guides are now federated on PeerTube https://peertube.sunknudsen.com/videos/watch/9391fff2-8659-4cea-8363-9b27a0108769
Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.
#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.
#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄
(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)