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@bernardo1411 @dcid Telegram had a lot of cool features but when it comes to security, Signal is king. With Telegram end to end encryption is not turned on by default, the user has to crazy a secret chat for it to be end to end everyone. Also, the server for Telegram isn't open source.

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Poor password security at the British branch of Mensa?

The website of Mensa - the club for people who have scored highly in an IQ test but who feel their social lives would be improved by hanging out with other people who chose to join a club after scoring highly in an IQ test - is said to have suffered a cyber attack.

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Hello #fediverse, can you guys recommend me name of some #FOSS Photo Editor on #Android? Thank you :blobwizard:

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The latest ban of @element by @google should infuriate us all...

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>Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we’re reaching out to find out what’s going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there’s but it’s a few versions behind. We’ll post updates here.

>As of 11:44 UTC we’ve submitted a detailed appeal to reiterate that Element is a generic chat app for connecting to the global Matrix communication network, just as Chrome is a generic web browser for connecting to the Web - and just as Google does not control the content on the Web, Element does not control the content on Matrix.

Never forget that Google and all of its employees are bullies.

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@jeder Google understands federation and they knew exactly what they were doing when they banned Element.

I've asked this a few times: Doesn't anti-trust laws apply if you run an app store and you offer your own apps in that store and you ban competing apps for reasons that don't seem to apply to your own apps?

You can use Google Chrome to access Matrix servers, just like you can use it to access Fediverse sites. It's not like you actually need to use the Element app for anything..

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About the stock market...

AMC is up 300% today. Someone really like going to the movies.

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Someone is trying very hard to convince me that there are horrible shenanigans going on in the stock market, and to me it all sounds like being outraged because a thief in a D&D campaign stole something.

I really can not help my 7yo with his "unscramble the words" homework.

Do native English speakers can really unscramble:




Into normal words without googling it? My brain freezes and I have to cheat with:

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Any unprivileged user can gain root privileges on a vulnerable host using a default sudo configuration by exploiting this vulnerability.

If you allow users into your system via ssh, check this out asap.

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Ah, Clean Browsing. Nice UI. I am a junky for data and stats on DNS.

Disclosure: friends run it, but I am not involved personally.


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If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.


"The first step of any project is to grossly underestimate its complexity and difficulty."

– Nicoll Hunt

Such wise words.

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!

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Wife: That’s the First Lady to be the Vice President.

Daughter: Wow, really?

Wife: Yes, and you will probably see a lady as President in your lifetime.

Daughter: Can I run for it?

Wife: Ofcourse

Thanks @VP @KamalaHarris for that moment.

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@dcid Every coin has two faces. Nobody can promote real privacy on apps and services without open the gate to people who think different and, in the worst scenario, people who use this privacy to act badly.

How can we not fall into contradictions in this kind of cases? It's a really difficult matter.

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