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Just found this excellent guide by @kev while looking for information to send to a friend. I thought I'll post it here in case it's of use to someone else. kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

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Still using the same weak password you created 5/10 years ago and use everywhere? it's likely been leaked with your email address and could put your digital life in danger. Change them now, and put them in a password manager ✅

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As our first project with Simply Secure wraps up, they have published an interview with @mattj on the origins of Snikket, and his experience managing open-source projects: simplysecure.org/blog/on-getti

Results of the UX study itself will be featured in a future post too!

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…I’m seeing people say “just don’t use an iPhone.” It’s not that simple when everyday things like financial apps with two-factor authentication are locked into the two main platforms.

We need legislation to ensure critical services use open standards so you can use your Pinephone to buy lunch in the future.

It’s shocking how easily some folks jump to “just go live in a cave.” No, that’s not an acceptable alternative. We deserve to partake in modern life without sacrificing our human rights…

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Familiar with :apple_inc: Swift, UIKit, and know your way around XCode? Want to help advance the state of #XMPP on #iOS? :xmpp: 📱 We're looking for developers to help bring our iOS app over the finish line! 🏁

This will be a paid short-term project producing FLOSS. DM or email matthew@snikket.org if you're interested.

Not an iOS dev? That's okay, boosts appreciated too! 🙂

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I just submitted the second XEP ("Moved 2.0") related my work on the #XMPP account migration project. Both this and the XEP-0227 update I submitted a few weeks ago are now going through the XMPP standards process.

The next stage of the project is the exciting one! Over the next couple of months I will be working on implementing these new protocols, and producing the initial software to help people migrate their data between services.

docs.modernxmpp.org/projects/p

So thankful for the support of #NGI DAPSI! ❤️

While Snikket is completely free, running a free project _does_ cost money. If you like Snikket, please considering supporting them,or any other project you find useful, with a financial donation! @snikket_im @mattj

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While they offer their services for free, running a free project _does_ cost money. If you find deSEC's services useful, or indeed any other project, please considering supporting them with a financial donation!

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I'd also like to give a shout-out to desec.io who sadly don't appear to have any social media presence, so I'd like to draw some attention to them here. deSEC is a Berlin based free secure DNS provider running exclusively on , who aim to make features easily available. They provide both a and service and run a global network. An is the perfect partner for your project like @snikket_im

I'd like to give a shout-out to @snikket_im, and in particular to @mattj for creating this awesome new project, as well as a friendly and welcoming support community. Snikket has lowered the bar of entry into the world of XMPP by several orders of magnitude. It takes more time to install/configure your & prepare your DNS zone than it takes it to install Snikket itself. Anyone who can get Linux running on a Pi can run their own XMPP server thanks to Snikket.

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It's time to stress a bit more the test instance! 😎

Please feel free to follow many accounts on it so that I could have an idea of how the code and server behave on higher loads.

The instance is available here: beta.birdsite.live but please keep in mind that it's a temporary one.

Boosts will be highly appreciated. 😉

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Dear #fediverse .. I need your help,

A wonderful #privacy tool is being developed by our member Tijmen.

(He's also the creator of socialcooling.com that trended extremely well here on Fedi and on HN)

privacylabel.org

The tool needs to be translated to all European languages, and its a task that should only take a couple of minutes per translation.

Would you help with your contribution?

Here are instructions how you can: community.humanetech.com/t/507

Boosts appreciated!
Thank you 🙏

@mattj Thanks for the information in the Prosody chatroom earlier today. Just sent Snikket a donation to support the project (small donation only, money is tight due being out of work as a result of the pandemic). Looking forward to the release of the build for the Pi!

Anyone still sporting a Fitbit device in the or would do well to read this bit.ly/2M2LY2c. As the recent changes at demonstrate, companies make such promises to appease regulators, only to break them at the earliest opportunity. Vague wording like "won't use certain data" does nothing to inspire trust. @privacyint

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Decentralized Social Networks Report: How Flexibility Deals With Trolls And Scalability In the Fediverse - Watch at youtu.be/yZoASOyfvGQ

#technology #socialnetworks #fediverse #trolling #moderation #Decentralization

Iranian Hackers Found Way Into Encrypted Apps, Researchers Say - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Iranian hackers, most likely employees or affiliates of the government, have been running a vast cyberespionage operation equipped with surveillance tools that can outsmart encrypted messaging systems -- a capability Iran was not previousl...

it.slashdot.org/story/20/09/18?

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#SurveillanceCapitalism is a virus and #privacy measures and #FreeSoftware are the #vaccination.

If most people used free software and cared for their privacy we'd have #HerdImmunity and nobody could collect #BigData about society.

But if you use any #GAFAM ( #Google #Amazon #Facebook #Apple #Microsoft ) anti-services you are exposing everybody in your contacts list. You're basically an #AntiVaxer.

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#RecycledToot from my old account.

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There are risks associated with attending a protest, and taking steps to mitigate them can go a long way in ensuring you—and the data you value—are kept safe ssd.eff.org/en/module/attendin

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