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 😄
Are you good people of Mastodon all caught up with the PrivacyTools / www.privacyguides.org situation? Here’s some info if not https://reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/pnhn4a/rprivacyguides_privacyguidesorg_what_you_need_to/
Ah, I'm so glad Apple has convinced me to buy not one, not two, but three laptops in a single year. Fantastic. #AppleEvent
Time to watch another hours-long Apple infomercial, I suppose. #AppleEvent
If you haven't already, please go check out r/Privacy's 1 Million AMA!
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 @email@example.com’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.