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The latest Mastodon update changes the name (but not functionality) of "Direct" posts to "Mentioned people only" and rewords the warning to make the privacy implications clearer. github.com/mastodon/mastodon/r

Took a while, but I'm happy to announce WriteFreely support. Check out plan options here: https://federation.spacebear.ee/software/writefreely

If you have any questions please send them over :)

cc: @writefreely

Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. merveilles.town/@lrhodes.rss

That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.

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Danie wrote the following post Thu, 21 Apr 2022 18:35:53 +0200
This article actually emerged from a debate on Lemmy (an alternative to Reddit) recently, and I found it does explain quite clearly why many so-called reasons for using VPN’s, in fact, don’t provide those protections, and why just using the Tor browser for some of those scenarios may actually be better.

Yes, certainly if your aim is to bypass geoblocking for streaming services, or to isolate your activity from risky public Wi-Fi, then a VPN is a good thing. Tor is better at actually hiding your IP address, and cannot just be blocked or shut down.

But it is true that a VPN emerges somewhere (as does the Tor browser traffic) and from there it is openly accessing websites. Those websites can still fingerprint you, plant cookies on your computer, inject malware on your computer, etc.

It’s not to say that Tor browser will magically prevent everything, but it can do a better job of protecting you from fingerprinting though, and also not by exiting through one known provider. Tor can also have bridging activated, which offers an additional layer of protection, especially when operating in a country where certain social media and sites are being blocked by authorities.

But yes there are many companies selling VPN services (some good, and some very dubious) and obviously they are marketing to make money (by selling the service to you, or in some cases selling your metadata).

A VPN is not a magic bullet, so the best advice is to think about why one wants to use one, and then to probably rather use a paid one which provides some guarantees of auditing and privacy. Yes, you can spin your own VPN too, but you are usually associated with its public IP address in some way.

Interesting read at matt.traudt.xyz/posts/2019-10-…

#technology #security #privacy #VPN #Tor
#Blog, ##privacy, ##security, ##technology, ##tor, ##vpn
Moribundo Insurgente wrote the following post Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:07:45 +0200 Se recuerda a la gente que llega nueva que el Fediverso (y Mastodon) es software libre, que no hay una empresa millonaria detrás traficando con tus datos, y que muchos nodos están siendo alojados por personas en sus casas, pagando ellos los gastos para que podamos disfrutar de ello, así que las donaciones económicas a estos proyectos libres son muy bienvenidas, por pequeñas que sean.
Págale una birra o un café al desarrollador o administrador de vez en cuando para su sustento, lo agradecerá.
Eugen wrote the following post Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:25:28 +0200 Mastodon's monthly active user numbers have risen by 84,579 since the Twitter buyout story broke on Monday (and I do mean across the Mastodon network, not this server)
FediTips wrote the following post Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:59:17 +0200 For new people wondering why Mastodon is on thousands of servers instead of one:

-It helps protect us all against Elon Musk scenarios. It's very difficult for anyone to buy a network made of thousands of independently owned servers. (It's the same reason why no one owns the world's email network, because there are so many independent providers out there.)

-If your server misbehaves (or sells out to a malevolent billionaire), you can move your account to a different server, or even to a brand new server. Decentralisation means you're never trapped on a site you hate.

-Mastodon is an open platform where anyone can start their own server, and they don't need tech knowledge if they use a service like https://masto.host or https://federation.spacebear.ee

...and there are lots more good reasons too, to do with servers using alternative Fediverse software etc, but I'll save that for a future post 😁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

🚀🗨 Stay tuned for our RocketChat/Nextcloud integration webinar later today! If you didn't register yet, hurry up!
bit.ly/3ISTIf4

There are minor releases out for Nextcloud 23 and 22, get updating! And - if you have some time over the weekend - help test upcoming desktop, mobile and server releases too!

nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-2

Estrenant web i capsuleta a #Gamificat Aviam què us sembla :)

https://gamifi.cat/blog/2022-04-20_entrenant_web_capsuleta/

gemini://gamifi.cat/blog/2022-04-20_entrenant_web_capsuleta/

Mercis veci @evilham :)

It’s a myth that using a VPN somehow makes everything private, and protects from malware and hackers

gadgeteer.co.za/wp-content/upl This article actually emerged from a debate on Lemmy (an alternative to Reddit) recently, and I found it does explain quite clearly why many so-called reasons for using VPN’s, in fact, don’t provide those protections, […]

gadgeteer.co.za/its-a-myth-tha

gadgeteer.co.za/its-a-myth-tha

How Linux rescues slow computers (and the planet) – And why standardisation is important for ease of replacement parts

gadgeteer.co.za/wp-content/upl The first part of the article deals with the ease that Linux can be installed on many old computers. These are computers that are made redundant often by Windows no longer getting updates (remembering that […]

gadgeteer.co.za/how-linux-resc

gadgeteer.co.za/how-linux-resc

CiviCRM is a powerful, web-based constituent relationship management (CRM) system built by and for nonprofit organizations and NGO’s

gadgeteer.co.za/wp-content/upl As of 2019, over 11,000 non-profits use CiviCRM. CiviCRM currently manages over 303,000,000 contacts, 265,000,000 donations, and 42,000,000 event registrations. CiviCRM allows organisations to record and manage all this information about the various people and […]

gadgeteer.co.za/civicrm-is-a-p

gadgeteer.co.za/civicrm-is-a-p

¡Pendientes!

El software de grabación de pantalla, ventana o área #VokoscreenNG llega con su versión 3.2 con nuevas características y mejoras.

¿Quieren saber más?

Ingresen a: github.com/vkohaupt/vokoscreen para conocer todo lo nuevo que trae esta herramienta.

Seahorse

La aplicación para administrar claves de cifrado y contraseñas que puede ser integrada con Nautilus, otros, etc.

Permite:

◾Crear claves PGP y SSH.
◾Encriptar, desencriptar, firmar archivos.
◾Hacer copias de seguridad.

wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Seahorse

#LunesDeSoftwareLibre

El gestor de contraseñas KeePassXC llegó a su versión 2.7.1 con mejoras y correcciones.

✅Resuelto el problema de AutoType.
✅Mejora del diseño del panel de vista previa.
✅Mejora de edición de etiquetas
✅Ajustes preestablecidos de caducidad de entrada.

keepassxc.org

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