There's a new "experimental feature" being tested in Firefox 83: sponsored sites in the URL bar.
"Mozilla works with advertising partners to place sponsored tiles on the Firefox home page (or New Tab) that would be useful to Firefox users. Mozilla is paid when users click on sponsored tiles."
You can disable this by setting `browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.showSponsoredTopSites` to `false`.
Dino 0.2 is out!
Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption.
Release blog post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-release/
COOL ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!!!
I'm happy to say I will be the host/presenter for a new BBC Radio 4 documentary produced by @email@example.com all about #accessibility in gaming!!!!
I would be cool with it if someone wanted to set up mailing lists on lists.sr.ht for things other than programming stuff, like casual discussion, interest groups, local shit, w/e. That sort of thing is part of why I don't strongly tie resources together, so you aren't forced to e.g. have a repo before you can have a mailing list.
We had a breakthrough! Synapse can now horizontally scale across multiple Python processes, with message sending no longer going via the main proc. This has spectacularly improved perf on http://Matrix.org over the last few weeks🎉 Read all about it: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how-we-fixed-synapses-scalability
Big announcement time 🎉
This #keyoxide project started as a "labor of love" side project but the awesome community response clearly showed me it deserved even more attention and care.
I'm excited to announce that NLnet / @NGIZero will be funding the project, allowing me to dedicate my full time to it and contribute in my own way to our collective struggle for online identity and security.
I thank all of you for your motivating feedback. Now, we can really begin 😎
Pretty awesome to finally see an Open Source CAD get to the point of being a serious competitor to any Autodesk products. Even better that it's greed that is pushing most users to discover and use FreeCAD.
I saw some discussions around @keyoxide and a comment about how #keybase is more novice friendly caught my eye. So I decided to checkout @yarmo 's excellent documentation and create an interactive (hopefully) novice-friendly script.
Here's Keyoxidizer: https://github.com/shombando/keyoxidizer
This is work in progress and the notation is a shameful hack, so I'd love to help to sort it out. It only supports Mastodon now but I plan to incrementally add other platforms (that I have accounts on). PRs welcome!
Thanks to @debian for their $10,000 contribution to the #roadmap to #PeerTube v3! <3 <3 <3
With this great recognition from the Debian Project, the €60,000 to fund live in PeerTube are almost reached. To contribute: https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap/
Six Reasons You Should Delete WhatsApp
It’s time to choose a more trustworthy messenger service.
WHATSAPP WANTS TO ACCESS ALL YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
WhatsApp really, really wants to access all of your #contacts, and not just those who use the platform. According to their terms of service, users “provide the phone numbers of #WhatsApp users and your other contacts in your #mobile phone #address book on a regular basis. You confirm you are authorised to provide us such numbers to allow us to provide our services.”
Technically, you can refuse access, but WhatsApp will reprimand you by not showing any of the names of your message threads – pretty annoying for a #messenger platform – and will prevent you from making calls or starting group #messages or broadcasts.
If you do allow it access, WhatsApp will be able to read the information of everyone from your gynaecologist to your dealer. There’s ongoing debate as to whether or not this is even #legal under The #EU’s General Data Protection Regulation #GDPR, which forbids the sharing of personal #data without consent. Say you know someone who doesn’t use WhatsApp, but is saved as a contact in your phone. Their #phone number is shared with WhatsApp, without their #consent.
#privacy #security #technology #Signal #telegram #Threema #wickr #wire #WA #facebook #instagram #news #e2ee #google #apple
I'm now running Alpine Linux on my laptop, with full disk encryption. I wrote a guide:
https://weblate.bubu1.eu is generally open for everyone to host their (Free Software, preferably Android) projects there. 🙂
I know, it has been a while, but here’s a new personal blog post for y’all. The occasion is an anniversary, and the topic is Braille displays. Have fun! https://www.marcozehe.de/25-years-of-help-tech-and-me/
Arch Conf 2020 Streams:
Using AOSP keyboard on #Android 10. How do I add more dictionaries to its spell checker?
Matrix still hasn't addressed the annoyances their bridge creates in IRC channels 2 years after I raised the issue with them
So I set up a channel on Freenode to dump Matrix users into:
/mode +b *!*@gateway/shell/matrix.org/*$##no-matrix-spam
Mastodon je sociálna sieť založená na otvorených webových protokoloch a na slobodnom softvéri. Je decentralizovaná, podobne ako email.