"I became an Anarchist when I decided to drop the theories and stop seeking power. When I stopped concerning myself with those things I realised that true Anarchy is my nature. It is our nature. It is what we were doing before the theories arrived, it is what we were doing before we were encouraged to be in competition with each other."
- Benjamin Zephaniah, 'Why I Am an Anarchist'
As part of our plan to overhaul our VPN section at privacytools.io, we can now proudly present our now VPN layout: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/vpn/
Note that we can still add a few refinements later on. Also at the end of 2019 we will re investigate all vpns listed, and lock the amount of providers we recommend to 3.
What do you all think?
The fediverse is big. The map of the fediverse is starting to reflect that!
https://www.fediverse.space now includes more server types!
@privacytools now has an encrypted DNS recommendations list 😯✨
“Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption publisher Rockstar Games has been accused of tax avoidance in a new report. Investigative thinktank Tax Watch UK states in its report that Rockstar's combined companies paid zero corporation tax in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2018, despite lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto V totaling an estimated US $6 billion.”
GitHub confirms it has blocked developers in Iran, Syria and Crimea
Nice. So Equifax's data breach claim page has Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google trackers.
Show your solidarity with Iranian devs having their GitHub accounts restricted by US sanctions.
If you're a US citizen, don't forget to collect your $125+ from Equifax's data-breach settlement: https://www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/
hey, eric is multiply disabled and needs an electric wheelchair to get around, but the healthcare system being what it is makes it impossible for one person to afford on their own! he's running a campaign to help him afford the wheelchair he needs to continue being a speaker and student and if you can it'd be really good to help him get the accessibility he needs to do the things he wants to do!
And now the Gist has been removed. But it’s available on Archive.is: https://archive.is/hi5o1
Gorhill's proof-of-concept extension code is still up: https://gist.github.com/gorhill/b0316e35d4e7e4a44df39e8b7fa5ac20. His tweets about it though have been deleted.
Block meta ranting
Like, I know i'm a widdle snowflake and my list is longer than most, that's my thing. But if your instance has been around for any significant chunk of time and has 50-100 users at least, your blocklist should have something like 50-100 blocks. Your users should be able to report as many instances as they want, with confidence that you'll do something. Other instances need to know that swnding you a report means something. And also? I now know which horrid instances you -choose to federate with- because I have twice as many chuds on my list as you do.
It's just not a good look all around. It might have been fine when the fediverse was smaller and it was harder to run across a new instance. But it has exploded recently, and your instance really needs to compensate for that, even if you're a lasez faire moderator, this is about safety. Not just of your users, hut of the instances that federate with you that you put at risk.
I saw that meme go around of the broken up image. If that's what you're afraid of, go back to centralized services, because you are still in a centralized mindset.
@andreas i'm calling that move 'forced federation' because that's the end result