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Want to experiment with #OpenBSD? Curious about the #tildeverse and what the heck a #tilde is? Join tilde.institute to get a free #shell and mail account today! #bsd #foss #unix

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our Founder and CEO Todd Weaver: "Given the growing importance of Purism’s mission amid the barrage of news about how large tech companies are surveilling and exposing their users, it seemed like an opportune time to share our origin story..." #ThrowbackThursday puri.sm/posts/purism-origin-st

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After receiving errors Write.as is completely calling it quits on Medium 👍

write.as/blog/ending-our-mediu

"We contacted Medium's team to see how we could regain API access. But then, after a little more thought, we decided to make this change permanent, and not continue support for their platform, regardless of what their response is."

#ActivityPub #blogging
#HumaneTechNow

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There's no end in sight to Facebook's atrocities.

Facebook paid kids to install its VPN which granted "near limitless access" to their phone activity. techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face

Low Bandwidth Whines, "... Even Slackware!" 

Note to self:

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER install a package called `<distro-name>-desktop`.

This package not only will install some badly configured DE, but it'll download a "ton" (relatively) of desktop programs including a complete installation of libreoffice, firefox etc that it's hassle to remove them without your package manager complaining. A lot.

If you didn't download a ""full-blown"" distro, that already means you got old hardware or you real user. Don't trust that horrible distro.

Debian.

Hey @christianp I think today's @esoterica article is a dead link. I guess it should point to fs.unm.edu/OPNS.pdf .

Ever happened to you that you read something that cuts your inside so sore that you want to live in isolation for years?

That's what just happened to me now. I've put that book away already. Let me put an end to getting-out-of-reading-comfort-zone plan.

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I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-a

It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.

Wow. PeerTube instances are a whole new dimension of mess.

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Now that what's old is new again, perhaps we can bring back archie and wais?

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'When registering an account with #Telegram, the app helpfully uploads the entire Contacts database to Telegram's servers (optional on iOS).

This allows Telegram to build a huge social network map of all the users and how they know each other.

It is extremely difficult to remain anonymous while using Telegram because the social network of everyone you communicate with is known to them (and whomever has pwned their servers).'

more reasons why telegram is not a good choice for secure messaging:
gitlab.com/edu4rdshl/blog/blob
#infosec

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Given that many G+ community owners need to make a decisions soon I wrote a blog post about #FLOSS software to create a #forum or #community.

homehack.nl/floss-tools-to-cre

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Hey #pubnix nerds, we're gettin' the band back together! No, wait, that's not right. We're bringin' finger back! The pubnix world has brought port 70 back from the brink of death, maybe we can do the same with port 79? I'm writing a tool and @cat, @tomasino and @julienxx have setup fingerds on their servers. Join the party! gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.

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Prediction: at some point, failure to actively and completely participate in social networks will be considered a sign of subversive behavior that must be investigated, similar to using PGP email or Tor is today.

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"2010s! What a decade to be obsessed with! Huh!"

*folds the newspaper and puts it away*

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