@redcoqui it's doable. Seems to be very small. But all it does is to accept an request and pass it through the advertiser, acting like a proxy. So the advertiser doesn't see your IP.

But any other potential part of a fingerprint is still sent by the client. So you'd have to look at the Firefox source code.

@redcoqui well, yes it's foremost for soucecode, like this repo has too. But good projects, especially ones that want to engage with the community, usually porvide documentation abou how the code/protocol works.

Together with the great State partitioning feature, Mozilla rolls out "Sponsored Top Sites" basically advertisements on your "Home" page.


While I don't mind them creating alternative revenue streams, they should, especially with something traditionally very privacy unfriendly, do it transparently. Instead their "anonymized tech data" links to a github repo without documentation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@sneak @friend

Just checked the footnotes. He bases this of a single github issue comment from moxie.


Yeah, probably no legal grounds but still.

@sneak @friend

> I just read the Signal service ToS and nowhere does it say you are restricted to using Signal-branded client software.

Interesting. I've read that in Drew DeVaults "Why I don't trust Signal" (drewdevault.com/2018/08/08/Sig)

> Moxie forbids you from distributing branded builds of the Signal app, and if you rebrand he forbids you from using the official Open Whisper servers.

@friend @sneak this.

The ToS doesn't allow clients not branded as "Signal" to connect to OpenWhispers servers, and OpenWhisper Systems doesn't allow forks to use the "Signal" branding.

Yes, it's not an issue with the GPL, that doesn't change that it's an issue with OpenWhisper Systems/Moxie.

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Fuck I just lost my Mass Effect 2 save and can restart from the beginning because someone at valve thought it was a clever idea to delete the proton prefix (which contains the save game) when moving the install location

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@flatpakappsnews is a software for building, installing and running Linux apps. The Open Build Service now supports building @FlatpakApps bundles, so you can build your own! openbuildservice.org/2021/02/1

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I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

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Thank you to all the #FreeSoftware contributors for the projects we rely on in our daily work! From #ArchLinux, @debian and @ubuntu, to #Free Software tools @Docker, @LimeSurvey, @passbolt, #mailman, @letsencrypt and many more git.fsfe.org/fsfe-system-hacke

@fluffy why e^{x} instead of e^x, but log_e instead of log_{e}

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Kann man sich nicht ausdenken.

A Joint Statement on Recent Events Between Signal and the Anti-Censorship Community

Why does moxie always deny any kind of crisisim?

@datenteiler @herrdoering

Should I be scared if my Laptop (bought 2020)'s UEFI Firmware contains references to Windows 2001?

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@sneak dunno, haven't tried it. I've heard about it (on HN if im not mistaken), and saved it to my "list of things to try out at some point in time".

@sneak have you tried ownCloud oCIS? owncloud.github.io/ocis/ has not as many features as nextcloud, but isn't written in php.

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Ok, normalerweise bin ich kein Fan davon, mit Humor auf Verschwörungsideologien zu reagieren. Aber hier musste selbst ich lachen:

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