@AppleStrudelMan My bookmarks are actually boring to the point that publishing them to the world would probably not interest anyone. However, it is the idea of it all. Yes, that encryption is fine today, but some flaw may be discovered later. At that point, my data is already out there and in backups beyond my reach, so I can’t easily scrub it from future script kiddies or state actors who wish to exploit my sensitive lolcat links. So in general, I try to self host when it is an option.

@glitcher32 I already run my own mail services, Nextcloud, etc., but have not found a project for selfhosting FF syncing that looks active. Do you know of one?

Can I trust accounts? I have avoided it because having my bookmarks in the cloud seems like the opposite of what I try to do, but the convenience is becoming more and more tempting. It is such a pain to manually sync it across my devices, so I often don’t and don’t have a link handy because of that. I looked into setting up my own accounts backend to self host a while ago, but it looked pretty involved and not well supported.

@switchingsocial@mastodon.at @Mojeek That is unfortunate. If we don’t know how it is sustaining itself, might as well consider is as bad or potentially worse than using Google.

@jj But then it is not social. That is like having a mastodon instance just for me and no one else. Not exactly what I'm looking for.

We need a replacement for fitbit/strava, etc. I think there is value to social workout sharing, but not at the cost of giving it all away. Ideally, I would want it to be decentralized like mastodon. Anyone know of any projects that have legs that would fit the bill?

Looking for a good privacy-minded replacement for google translate. Specifically for Japanese-English browsing. I've so far never found anything good enough to replace it.

@nikolal Good luck! I hate them. And I don’t use that word lightly. FB is like the opposite of freedom. And when you finally take the steps to get away from the abusive relationship, you find the doors have been locked from the outside. And hearing from someone who has also taken the steps to get out is like hearing from someone who has fled from Scientology.

Anyone here deleted facebook account before? Do you get some confirmation e-mail that your account was deleted? Can't remember if my 30 day grace period passed, just want to be sure.

@nikolal when I did it, which was over a year ago, I think the period was two weeks and if you tried logging in again in the period, it would undo it. So first I removed the Facebook app from all devices and cleared cookies everywhere. Then I logged in once, changed my password, disabled the account, logged out, cleared cookies again, and set a reminder for sometime after the period to try logging in to ensure it was deleted. Not sure if they have made it even harder now.

I don't want dns from cloudflare or google, or my ISP. Maybe it is time I figure out running unbound with TLS as a recursive server, even if it costs me in dns latency.

I just switched over from Android to iOS.

I have not used any Google or Facebook apps on this phone as my last device was infested with them.

Any good iOS app you can recommend that you can't live without? I've tried to stay loyal to the list on privacytools and the recommendations there, but always looking to take it a step further. I have , , , , vpn.

Also, besides location, what Settings should be turned off/disabled?

Thank you!

@eddiemoto @haxonhaxoff Exactly! Hey, they may be perfectly fine, but how would we know? And any time I question what they get out of providing their free services, people usually say I’m being paranoid and is just a good loss-leader for them. But, the history of free lunches with these large firms makes me very skeptical. I’m thinking more and more of just running my own recursive servers just out of principle.

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