"How could I ever trust my Mastodon admin with my data? A large company like Twitter is more secure because they have proper procedures in place" A large company like Twitter:
Awesome, there's a tool that let's you "cloak" your face in images to make it useless for AI face detection without changing how it looks to humans!
I had this idea for ages but had no time to build it. Excited to see that it's possible :) For now, at least. Surely counter-strategies will emerge. #privacy
But ditch that, there's an even worse crowd who think GitHub is like… DeviantArt but for their code. They "upload" code to GitHub (they don't care for proper commit messages, they just use the web UI), in hopes that a recruiter thinks their resume-padding React todo app is worthwhile.
It is funny how often authors of tech sites and blogs recommend #U2F as the most reliable #2FA. Every time I see it, I think "sure, but how could I use it when so few services support this?!"
Seriously, from things I currently use only #GitHub (least critical account for me) have this as an option.
By the way, why is this so unpopular in practice?
"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)
My another old vision of #Ati / #Ruin from #Mistborn. Slightly inspired by some web comic with #Death as man with classic attributes (as I remember in that comic death was depicted as natural and unevitable end of all things and I always saw Ruin that way, not as evil villain).
Altered Unix command was from jokes in some chat long time ago.
Apple Has No Tolerance For Webcam Covers
"When we designed our Librem 5 phone from scratch, we made sure to add and expand our hardware kill switches to that hardware... you can control your cameras and microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth, and even the cellular modem with kill switches."
And yet we spend obscene engineering resources on reliability and scalability for spyware, intrusive advertising, gambling, addictive design
Fuck this shitty planet
So about that "zero logs" VPN you were using
Good reminder that privacy is NOT built on trust. You have to assume that anything they COULD do with your data, they WILL do with your data. The only business you can trust with your privacy is the one that doesn't handle private data in the first place.
This is also why Protonmail is full of shit!
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!