Reminder: Privacy is your right. You shouldn't be exploited for using the internet. #privacy #humanrights

If you never played Transport Tycoon Deluxe, you missed the good ole 90s. Worry not, you can relive them with OpenTTD! This quintessential transport simulator has it all - planes, trains and automobiles.

snap install openttd-casept

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This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service
announcement.

(Don't ask how I know that)

What is the point in having an #RSS feed of you only put the first paragraph in?

I’m looking at you, OMG!Ubuntu! and It’sFOSS.

That shit really grinds my gears.

Time to update: there's a new version of Tor Browser available.

Tor Browser 8.0.6 updates Firefox to 60.5.1esr, fixing some vulnerabilities in the Skia library. Full changelog: blog.torproject.org/new-releas

If you enjoy using switching.social, please consider buying the eBook Show more

If you enjoy using switching.social and would like to support the site, please consider buying "The Switching Social Handbook":

kobo.com/ebook/the-switching-s

It's short, but it's designed mainly to complement the website rather than duplicate it. It discusses the challenges to privacy and looks at the alternatives on offer.

It's a DRM-free ePub file, which should work on most major eBook readers.

(Let me know about any problems or feedback!)

#SwitchingSocial #Books #eBooks #NonFiction #DRMFree

whenever i see someone ask a question about computers that i feel is obvious, rather than saying READ THE MANUAL DO IT YOURSELF or HOW COULD YOU BE THIS UNINTELLIGENT i just explain how to do the thing, thus giving people a good experience with the community instead of making people associate linux users with smug, condescending, self-righteous asses

Ways to improve the world that aren't confrontational

- Teach
- Model what you want to see
- Ask people to explain their motivations a bit
- Dissent, but move on
- Decline to participate
- Hang out with who's been left out
- Share resources

As 2019 dawns, end-to-end encryption is still legal. The FBI, the United Kingdom, and Australia don't like that fact. Or math. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/2018

DRM causes piracy Show more

Mastodon @ SDF

"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko