Encrypted chat app Wickr is funded by the CIA. We'd recommend Signal or Threema instead! https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dawk/wickr-cia-funding-inqtel
To fully trust an app, it's necessary that all client code is published as open source: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/
Most recent Facebook news show everything that is wrong with the ad-based business model. 🧐 https://gizmodo.com/leaked-facebook-docs-depict-kids-as-untapped-wealth-1847763431
Check also how you pay Google and Facebook to be free: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/google-facebook-free/
@lrvick What's your thoughts on Session -Private Messenger. It's decentralised, Onion-routed, Anonymous sign-in. Isn't it better than Matrix !?!?
Senfcall.de is a FOSS-based video conferencing site which aims to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to proprietary services. You can follow them at:
➡️ @senfcall (in German and English)
Calls are made within the web browser using the libre BigBlueButton system.
It’s been an epic week in Matrix with @firstname.lastname@example.org announcing adopting Matrix, work starting on native Matrix video/voip conferencing (at last!) & now the Royal Navy experimenting with low bandwidth Matrix. One can only imagine what next week will bring ;) 🚀https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/23/this-week-in-matrix-2021-07-23
Pegasus is a piece of malware - a virus - with the sole purpose to infect mobile devices. The eavesdropping made possible by Pegasus violates laws. Its trade must be banned - just like the trade with nuclear weapons is banned.
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/pegasus-scandal-meaning-privacy #Fight4Privacy #privacy
It's really irritating if you accidentally delete, unfollow or unboost something on Mastodon.
However, you can stop this happening by going to:
Preferences > Appearance > Confirmation Dialogs, tick the boxes for actions that should require confirmation, then click "Save Changes"
Every time you do these things, a confirmation dialogue box will appear asking if you're sure.
Just pinning this.
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It is written with hope for activists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, whistle-blowers, and good people being oppressed/censored anywhere!
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Google moving away from the open APK format to a proprietary Android app format locked to Google Play.
New LinkedIn Data Leak Leaves 700M Users Exposed
(submitted by gargs)
When you write hashtags, remember to use CamelCase (where each word has a capital letter).
This makes it much easier for blind and partially-sighted people's screen reader apps to read the hashtag out loud, and makes your message much more accessible.
If you are new to Mastodon, there's a good official video that explains how it works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPSbNdBmWKE (on YouTube)
The video was made in 2018 so the user figures are a bit out of date, there are now several million on Mastodon and the Fediverse.
According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.
“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”
Protecting P r i v a c y is Possible
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!