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A great article by @ericbuijs explaining the power of and how it gives the fediverse a HUGE advantage over commercial silos.

A must-read for new Fedizens!


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Looking to migrate away from Google but still looking for free/affordable replacements without the hassle of hosting them yourself?

There are many choices, take your pick:)

Feel free to add to this list if I've missed any good ones:)



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Calling all Inkscape artists!

You're invited to enter our traditional About Screen Contest for the upcoming Inkscape version 1.1!

Find all information about how to join the drawing contest at

We're looking forward to seeing your art!

#inkscape #contest #drawing #ArtWithOpenSource

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@FediFollows Thanks for helping spread the word about Snikket, and the perfect summary of the project 🙂

We have several exciting announcements planned in the coming weeks! Between the recent progress on the project and #WhatsApp's crazy announcement, it feels like the time is right for a big shift in how people think about communication.

Every new group of people self-hosting their own mini messaging service is a win for the internet and online privacy. Exciting times!

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The latest #WhatsApp news is part of a general trend where companies erode their own privacy policies over time. It is rare that you will ever see a privacy policy update that adds clauses in its users' favour.

These companies need more data to thrive and grow. It's how they work, it's their DNA.

I believe that only communication platforms with no central ownership can be trusted. That's why I'm working hard on @snikket_im. I already migrated my family to it, and it's going great!

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Does any one know of any kind of directory of disabled small businesses/makers/online shops?

I've never seen anything like this but I know a lot of fellow disabled folks have to figure out creative ways to survive capitalism and it would be cool to have an organized way to support each other as we are able.

Boosts encouraged. 👍🏻

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#Google starts to lock out non-official Chrome builds like #Chromium. The #web is a cricual infrastructure these days and as such we need independent browsers and rendering engines!

If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.

Thread with more details:

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Lemmy really has improved in two years (haven't logged in since then 🙈)

Let's get more activity in there!

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There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. ~ Mr. Rogers

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At the heart of the #privacy problem, there is often a #privilege problem.

People that control technology routinely undermine the privacy freedoms of the public as they become entranced by shiny new things and dollar signs.

When you can, develop smaller tech.

Always strive for ethical tech.

Consider placing user needs above your own. If you can't, you might not be making ethical decisions.

This is a regular shout out to read "Ruined by Design" by Mike Monteiro

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@franklinlopez how did an onion headline get onto a "serious" PR website

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Things I believe are required to make @briar spread within activist circles with great adoption:

- support for @tails
- possibility to send images/audio
- asynchronous communication for 1:1 chat, so that I can get a message across even if not both parties are at the same time online.
- multi device sync or some backup function that could do similiar

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My thinking on the Assange pardon is very simple: setting aside all else, Trump will either be remembered as the first President since JFK who from his first to last day in office was hated by the NSA, CIA, and FBI, or as the one who caved to pressure at the very last moment.

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All communication in #signal goes through these tech giants: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Cloudflare
Just texting goes through Amazon.
Group chat will also go through Google.
#GAFAM is toxic to free software, supports mass surveillance and a lot other very bad things. Supporting such companies means also supporting their culture and their dominance. It's never just about the privacy of a single person.

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Privacy Redirect has a new feature, 'search engine redirection'

Privacy Redirect and Cloud Firewall. 2 must have add-ons in addition to uBlockOrigin.

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Hey! Affinity by Serif is 50% off! It's a paid program no subscription. They also have the apps and ipad versions with the same discount.

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