It would be interesting to compare 3rd party trackers used on government websites across countries.

Went to check the air quality at airnow.gov/ and saw an attempted connection to googletagmanager.com. Looking at a few more, Google is able to track users across
- usa.gov/
- whitehouse.gov/
- fema.gov/
- usps.com/
- noaa.gov/
- archives.gov/
- ssa.gov/
- usgs.gov/

🤢

snarky 

@andreas of course mozilla would shut down or neglect the features/services that people actually value, while putting more money into *trying to get people to care* about their other stuff

@slightlyflightyone@vulpine.club same 😕

send.firefox.com is dead.

“Firefox Send was a promising tool for encrypted file sharing... Unfortunately, some abusive users were beginning to use Send to ship malware and conduct spear phishing attacks. This summer we took Firefox Send offline to address this challenge.

In the intervening period, as we weighed the cost of our overall portfolio and strategic focus, we made the decision not to relaunch the service.”

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/09/

“The .gay registry donates 20% of every new name registered to LGBTQ organizations.”

“We have gone above and beyond industry standards and created a .gay Rights Protections Policy that discourages homophobic, anti-LGBTQ usage and provides specific, enforceable remedies for domains that intentionally use .gay to malign or harm LGBTQ individuals or groups.

The policy also bans recognized hate groups from using .gay domains.”

blog.porkbun.com/2020/09/11/ga

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Oh neat TIL

“.gay is a new generic top level domain name (gTLD). It launches into public availability on September 16 2020 (today), after a week long early access phase. Various registrars including GoDaddy are offering pre orders. Its official site is ohhey.gay”

icannwiki.org/.gay

@andreas Activists should consider that Apple, Google, etc. will do this.

- Don't post location, event or activism to an untrusted cloud. OS vendor should not be considered trusted.

- Encrypt emails and messages outside of OS purview.

- Keep phones off from home to activism to home.

- Disable location services.

- Remove image and video meta / exif

...as a start

“Apple granted the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire in this summer, according to court documents.”

businessinsider.com/apple-fbi-

“I wanted to make a list for all of us out there that don't like watching or reading things with really big hints of sexism in them. So this'll be a masterthread for that.“

DANGER: Official List of Anti-Feminist/Sexist Anime & Manga

myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid

Started in 2013 and last updated ~3 months ago.

@envie just noticed that — this first tweet is pretty alarmist and it turns out it’s a user issue mixed with some arguably frustrating UX choices from 1Password. Gonna delete the toot to avoid confusion.

Found on Reddit. An ocean theme for DuckDuckGo.

Config for duckduckgo.com/settings#appear

* Background Color:
* Header Color: #006494
* Result Title Color:
* Result Visited Title Color:
* Result Description Color:
* Result URL Color:
* Result Hover, Module, and Dropdown Background Color:

i.reddit.com/r/duckduckgo/comm

We'd quickly like to explain why we have to build the DDoS mitigation ourselves, how the progress is so far, and what you can expect as next steps. While improving anti DDoS measures, you'll be happy to know that we've also much reduced loading time. Thank you very much for your continuous support! 🙂
tutanota.com/blog/posts/ddos-a

Oh. This is probably fine.

I'm sure your AWS server's RAM is inviolate.

theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635

<< Gen. Keith Alexander is joining Amazon’s board of directors, the company revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today. (Alexander has also been added to the company board’s official site.) A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden leaks >>

My instance block list 

@kyzh Oh interesting... huh I wonder if importing domains to block for an instance is on the dev roadmap

My instance block list 

@kyzh I'm an idiot -- looks like I can do this via `settings/import` by importing a CSV

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