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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! social.privacytools.io/about/m

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

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Hey-o! Just want to say if you're enjoying our Mastodon server, our Matrix chat, or anything else we're doing @ privacytools.io, I would really appreciate it if you'd consider donating any amount towards our costs 😄

We're currently spending around $60/month on servers and other infrastructure, and we'd like to be able to pay our team more in the future! We prefer liberapay.com/privacytools.io/ but there are many other contribution methods at privacytools.io/donate/ 😅 Thanks everyone!!

So what’s the deal with kiwifarms and why have multiple people told me to silence/suspend them now? I’ve never even heard of them, is this a preemptive thing? Hard to keep up with things at this rate 🤔

Finally setup my own Nextcloud install! 😄

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Hey-o! Just want to say if you're enjoying our Mastodon server, our Matrix chat, or anything else we're doing @ privacytools.io, I would really appreciate it if you'd consider donating any amount towards our costs 😄

We're currently spending around $60/month on servers and other infrastructure, and we'd like to be able to pay our team more in the future! We prefer liberapay.com/privacytools.io/ but there are many other contribution methods at privacytools.io/donate/ 😅 Thanks everyone!!

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Ah . People did not want ? No problem, let's just slowly add it in our default messaging app.

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This place (this fed) is amazing.

Every time I login here it's what I always hoped Twitter was going to be but wasn't.

Nice people
People that actually talk /reply
No trolls
A fair and respected admin
Community

Thx for making Mastodon and privacytools my new home 🙂

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@tek
Does nobody get that the developers also have free speech?

Does nobody get that Google and Apple have their free speech?

Does nobody get that one of the cornerstones of free speech is the right to *not* say things you disagree with?

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@hund @victoria @selea @oscarhall actually i use arch by the way and arch is excellent because it is rolling release you mean you reinstall your os regularly? with arch you do not need to do this!!! and on arch you dont need to un install softwares which are for noob computer users like gnu/gnome and aptitude because on arch i have pacman and can install what ever i want (A K A i3 and vim with polybar, it is important to be efficient! so yes really it is all down to personal taste but if you care about using your computer in a efficient way which is not for beginners than arch is really the only choice, its difficult for beginners though so be careful you might not be as good as me and then you will find it difficult to use arch, but i dont find it difficult to use arch because i use arch everyday!!
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This whole Mastodon fork of Gab is basically playing out like "Steamed Hams." Watch Torba try to pass off his site's complete lack of functionality as Aurora Borealis.
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cloudflare being down taking down like half the internet is a good example of why centralization is bad
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Sorry about the brief downtime last night guys 😦 Some billing issues with our hosting provider. Everything's running great now!

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RT @Pinboard@twitter.com
This Washington Post article about how "Google’s web browser has become spy software" contains 11 megabytes of ad cruft and includes invasive trackers from at least 20 domains, including Google, the subject of the article. Of course there is no disclosure. washingtonpost.com/technology/

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Hello all,

I'm interested in , and concerned about the danger of and in technology and elsewhere.

I've been a user since 1998, and a contributor since 2005. My $dayjob is with though not on any product or ads teams, and I actually get to work with, and contribute to, projects.

See my profile for my other accounts. Looking forward to conversing here!


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