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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!

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 😄

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I should have a pinned message to new users.

Welcome to 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 post will go a long way towards discovering new and interesting people in the fediverse 😄

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New @privacytools blog post especially for iOS users! ✨ Here's how to enable DNS over HTTPS using any custom provider, including the ones we recommend:

#iOS #DNS #DNSCloak

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Dear community, after quite a bit of work, now has a darkmode on the website thanks to the ongoing efforts of our valued team member Dawid Potocki.

To test it out, just go to and click the theme button in the top left corner :)

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Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

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"M" is the letter tech people attach to things that are shittier than a different thing with the same name.

For example, NVIDIA graphics cards with "M" after their serial number are weaker cards meant for laptops.

Google Chrome has an "M" version for Windows.

Microsoft has Windows 10 "N" because they needed to go an additional letter into the alphabet to describe just how shitty it was.

Instance news! (Tor) 

Does anyone run or know of a Mastodon instance on the Tor network? Trying to test/troubleshoot federation with hidden services.

It's official, is live! I've imported a couple backdated posts for testing :)

In the (near) future we'll be posting more long-form articles/guides, news on privacy, etc.

We're also looking for guest bloggers! If you're interested definitely get in touch. We would also be open to "syndicating" ( previously published articles if you're already a writer in the privacy space.

Questionable decision of the day, but I went ahead and got one 😬

: If you haven't already enabled 2FA on Mastodon, do it now! Preferences > Account > Two-Factor Auth 👌

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PSA: the fediverse has always brought me much excitement and happiness, but the start of privacytools' instance took it to a new level. I love it here.

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As part of our plan to overhaul our VPN section at, we can now proudly present our now VPN layout:

Note that we can still add a few refinements later on. Also at the end of 2019 we will re investigate all vpns listed, and lock the amount of providers we recommend to 3.
What do you all think?

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rate DEFCON!

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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

Instance News 

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I am launching a newsletter! You can subscribe now at Substack! Politics, religion, music, and comments on current events.

Check it out and spread the word!

Update: Mastodon v2.9.3 

Idk if anyone still uses Twitter but the project would appreciate some attention about the theft of their former Twitter account. If anyone does and would RT and the posts in Micay's thread that'd be great.

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