meta, bad moderation, mastodon.art
@mewmew lol yeah, my instance has been blocked a fair number of times by admins (of occasionally fairly large instances) that have never reached out or reported content beforehand. Usually because of one or two users. Per-user suspension exists 🙄
This is why everyone should host Mastodon themselves. It isn’t the job of instance admins with large userbases to (usually preemptively) block instances they merely don’t like, but here we are. C’est la vie.
Everyone please, please sign the save .ORG petition.
.ORG seems to be the worst tld to sell. The people who want to use it are orgs that probably need it. ICANN has not given good reasons for why they are selling except for "we trust them" and pretty much just "we want the money."
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
Don't let powerful people abuse copyright and trademark law to censor NGOs. EFF is proud to stand with @RSI, @creativecommons, and @publicknowledge to defend .ORG. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/nonprofit-community-stands-together-protect-org
A for-profit company just bought the .ORG registry, shortly after ICANN removed price caps on .org domains. So... that’s just fantastic.
If anyone owns a .org domain I’d probably extend that registration out to the max 10 years before those prices jump. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/20/org_registry_sale_shambles/
Today's Hacker Noon front page story: Long "Unbiased" VPN Reviews That Give You The Short End of the Stick [Deep Dive] https://hackernoon.com/be-wary-of-vpn-reviewers-lcb26bs
Affiliate marketing schemes are untrustwothy by design. There's no better example of this than VPN "review" sites. https://blog.privacytools.io/the-trouble-with-vpn-and-privacy-reviews/
"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.
It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.
Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:
- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
Sweden dropped the rape investigation against Julian Assange because "the evidence has weakened considerably due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the events in question".
The prosecutor says, "I would like to emphasise that the injured party has submitted a credible and reliable version of events. Her statements have been coherent, extensive and detailed"
The Assange people are acting like this exonerates him, which it clearly doesn't.
If you don't know where to start with keeping your browsing #privacy, start here: Our guide to Firefox privacy https://blog.privacytools.io/firefox-privacy-an-introduction-to-safe/
@theprivacyfoundation yeah, it's done. 50 more votes, but virtually unchanged from my last update. I wonder if "works better" took the lead because Twitter is a more feature-mature & closed platform, whereas the Mastodon users from your poll might be willing to put up with less features in exchange for a more trustworthy platform 🤷♂️
@theprivacyfoundation 94 votes so far on my Twitter poll, surprisingly different than your results here! Products working better takes the lead.
@theprivacyfoundation we’ll see if anyone responds https://twitter.com/JonahAragon/status/1191559797713391616
I'm the privacytools.io services admin. I don't use social media too often :P