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 😄
Oh sweet, we're listed on https://joinmastodon.org/ 👍
Ive just published my next blog in the Slicing onion series. This one is about how Tor relates to vpns and other tech. And its called: Onion recipes; VPN not required.
I hope you all enjoy it, and be sure to give feedback if you have any :)
Good news! CFI is suing Walmart for selling homeopathic medicine, right next to medicine that actually works, needlessly endangering their custommers. I really hope they win this one.
If anyone is looking for a place to host their Git repositories or mirror any GitHub/GitLab projects, https://git.privacytools.io/ is now open for registrations! 😄
If any #mastodon instance admins know how to get "federation with hidden services" up and working uh... don't hesitate to tell me how to do that myself 😅
Boy, this is worse than I ever imagined.
At some point in time in the past we all pushed towards standards and flamed Microsoft for not respecting them (for example, IE6).
Nowadays, we don't give a shit about standards and unilaterally decide which standard to respect. Yet we keep complaining about incompatibilities and providers or services breaking.
This is not how the Internet works you guys. Standards should be the single most important thing you follow here. This is how we got here.
The fediverse will fork itself for every small feature required and eventually you'll have to choose between the Mastodon with custom emojos, the Mastodon with upvotes and downvotes, the Mastodon with trending topics, the Mastodon with iframes, the Mastodon with Google Play Services, the community fork of Mastodon after the original gets bought out by Facebook, the community fork of the community fork of Mastodon after they introduce a redesign, or the Pleroma
Enabling Pushover Notifications on Successful SSH Logins https://write.privacytools.io/jonah/enabling-pushover-notifications-on-successful-ssh-logins
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
If governments push social media companies to take down “terrorist content,” they will also force them to remove important documentation of everything from atrocities and war crimes to police brutality as well, say journalists and human rights activists. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/facebook-algorithms-are-making-it-harder/588931/
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