Safing ( 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 :)

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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

Another day, another unscheduled downtime...

Hey I’ve been nominated for’s Security Advocate of the Year for my work w/ 🎉 Throw some votes my way @ 😄

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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.

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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.

Being vocal about the direction of #Firefox & #Mozilla to appropriate channels is surely needed - less Google & more innovation.

Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.

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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:)

#privacy #tech #originalcontent #hosting #self-hosting

@danarel this is me every year or so when I switch between Jekyll and Ghost and back lmao

“Do it for the gram” is big boomer energy and really shows what kind of people are managing Mozilla these days

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@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.

Why is it that once people reach a certain number of followers on a platform, they feel the need to comment on random issues they don't understand? 🤔

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@mewmew @mgrondin XMPP is trash anyhow. No good clients unless you’re on Android. And why would anyone use XML as a communications protocol lmao. The perfect blend of being hard to read by machines and hard to read by humans.

@mewmew a decent amount. $200ish monthly? Although I also run other things on this server. About half this server’s resources are allocated to Matrix.

@mewmew but the most annoying thing is the fact that it will work fine for weeks and then perform awfully or just stop federating at all for literally no reason until you restart it.

@mewmew we have probably 3.5k users. Although the number of rooms you are in matters more than user count, you could run into issues after a few hundred users in theory.

Uses around 40-50GB of the 64GB RAM allocated. Constantly pins the CPU on a Ryzen 9 3900 because it’s a single threaded Python app (although setting up Synapse workers helps dramatically, each individual worker will still hit 100% often). Disk usage is around 750GB, more than half of which is just the database, not even media.

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