Very cool -- teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code: codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)

New security audit of Threema by Cure53.

“...despite dedicating sixteen days to the security-centered investigations and reaching the expected coverage, three members of the Cure53 team could only spot seven minor weaknesses on the scope. The absence of vulnerabilities and the generally low severity scores contribute to the positive verdict reached about the security standing of the Threema mobile applications during this October 2020 assessment.”

threema.ch/en/blog/posts/audit

@mic92 Plexus by @techlore is a great resource for checking app compatibility with/without microg: plexus.techlore.tech

Whoa, this will be convenient!

"We plan to add support for using a GrapheneOS release of microG this way. In the longer term, we also plan to offer a more minimal compatibility layer implemented by pretending that Google services are offline. Both will be options you can choose to install in a specific profile."

nitter.snopyta.org/GrapheneOS/

FYI there are two versions of the Bypass Paywalls web extensions. The "clean" versions (by magnolia1234) are more actively maintained and contain more features. Looks like the author of the alternative versions (iamadamdev) mostly copies over the changes (gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass).

Clean versions:
- Firefox: gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass
- Chromium: gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass

I love this from Kat Maddox on 🐦 (nitter.snopyta.org/ctrlshifti/):

“5 things every developer should know in 2021:

1. the capitalist class
2. has less power than us
3. if we unite we can
4. overthrow them and finally
5. work on the tech debt tickets”

@emsenn @alcinnz
That all spaces are white owned, male owned, straight owned, cis owned, etc., unless specifically labeled otherwise, true in a general sense, is absolute in cyber space. At least in real world communities, some aspects of identifying with a marginalized community cannot be hidden. In virtual communities, those whose marginalization is normally visible experience the violence of erasure, while those accustomed to erasure are often visible and less than helpful

The suggested remedy for this is platforming, creating spaces for marginalized identities, but that generally results in gatekeeping behavior and fragmentation while failing to address the violence suffered by those who experience intersections. Also, there's a fine line between platforming and ghettoization

The fedi alternative, "be your whole self on main," is not so simple or direct as it appears. While freeze peacherz accuse instance moderation of creating "echo chambers," it actually insulates marginalized people from the echo chamber, albeit poorly, and liberals consistently silence rather than promote the distinctive characteristics of marginalized people and communities

So the price to gain an audience for any idea (intrinsic to creating a virtual community) is to either perform whiteness, etc., or to perform for whiteness, etc., and this is unacceptable

Network effects always amplify majority voices disproportionately, so this is inherent in connectivity and cannot be remedied apart from abolishing whiteness and colonizer culture
@gcupc @andreas

So PV is moving away from Mastodon because it's a flaming pile of horse shit but we're still gonna be around as we continue to push forward with our own community until the new platform gets done.

Social is gonna be up for another few weeks before I take it down and focus on internal projects so if you'd still like to support and stay updated on the latest check out patreon.com/Are0h

For the good folks that don't like Patreon use paypal.com/paypalme/Are0h or $Are0h at CashApp

Re-drafted (didn't paste NixNet's public instance link) 😅

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Just discovered RSS-Bridge; really helpful, open-source project.

github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-brid

For instance Mozilla doesn't provide a feed for their security advisories page (mozilla.org/en-US/security/adv) but rss-bridge does (github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-brid) 👍🏼

@amolith and @snopyta both run public instances too.

- NixNet: rss.nixnet.services
- Snopyta: rss-bridge.snopyta.org/

@herag yeah, I'm also thinking how I can use this 😃 I also like how it's responsive to light/dark mode system settings + mobile friendly, really nice.

@grainloom ah yeah, I'm thinking the template uses some html or css that netsurf's layout engine doesn't support. 🤔

Today, I am really excited to announce my return to blogging and my new blog by my old name, Danthropology on the Freethought Blogs network!

You can read my welcome post and follow the blog at the link below.

freethoughtblogs.com/danthropo

@boud I believe the “showSponsoredTopSites” is a new rule in 83 in addition to the older “showSponsored” rule.

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Personal instance of nitrohorse (nitrohorse.com).