Try out the new Mastodon Layout (single-column). It's enabled for new users by default. Existing users can change it here: https://social.privacytools.io/settings/preferences/appearance (Disable advanced web interface)
Instance upgraded to Mastodon v2.9.0!
**New Default Layout**: Single-column mode (instead of Tweetdeck style), can be reverted in user preferences.
Some other cool stuff too, check out the full change log for more information: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.9.0
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! https://social.privacytools.io/about/more
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 😄
Simplifies following or interacting with other users on remote Mastodon instances in the Fediverse. It skips the "Enter your Mastodon handle" popup and takes you to your own "home" instance, without entering your Mastodon handle on remote instances.
#Firefox starts blocking third-party cookies by default
Do you guys use a computer with an open source BIOS? Vote and/or comment now! :)
Hey everyone! I think I fixed an issue affecting notifications on mobile clients, sorry it took so long..... If they still don't work for you, please sign out and sign back in, and if they still don't after that let me know.
This may(?) have also broken web notifications for you. If you're not getting notifications in your browser anymore please refresh or log out and log back in and that should fix everything 😄
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 :)
We're very happy to be a partner of the HTC EXODUS and thus to be the default search engine on it.
It's together that we can make progress in terms of privacy. Join the movement!
Enabling Pushover Notifications on Successful SSH Logins https://write.privacytools.io/jonah/enabling-pushover-notifications-on-successful-ssh-logins
Companies that receive FBI National Security Letters are forbidden from talking about them—sometimes, forever. But free speech can't coexist with an endless gag order. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/05/eff-supports-unnamed-company-bringing-end-endless-nsl-gag-orders
Time to update 🔔
Tor Browser 8.0.9 fixes the issue which disabled NoScript and all other Firefox extensions signed by Mozilla.
If you used the workaround we mentioned, don't forget to set it back after installing this update. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-809
Zuckerberg cracks joke about privacy, audience is not impressed
FBI Seize DeepDotWeb For Taking Commissions From Illegal Sites
A dark web directory called DeepDotWeb has been seized and arrests were made for alleged affiliate commissions generated by referring traffic to illegal sites.
Update! We accept Liberapay donations now: https://www.privacytools.io/donate/