Very cool -- https://teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.
Source code: https://codeberg.org/teddit/teddit
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- 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.”
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."
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 (https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-chrome-clean/-/issues/1#note_452948178).
- Firefox: https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-firefox-clean
- Chromium: https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-chrome-clean
I love this from Kat Maddox on 🐦 (https://nitter.snopyta.org/ctrlshifti/status/1330986504911392768):
“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”
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
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 https://www.patreon.com/Are0h
For the good folks that don't like Patreon use https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/Are0h or $Are0h at CashApp
Re-drafted (didn't paste NixNet's public instance link) 😅
Just discovered RSS-Bridge; really helpful, open-source project.
For instance Mozilla doesn't provide a feed for their security advisories page (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/) but rss-bridge does (https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge/blob/master/bridges/MozillaSecurityBridge.php) 👍🏼
📦 Just released: 🌟 Glow 1.2, which features fuzzy filtering. Just press / to find your fave markdowns.
Get the update from your favorite package manager, or download a binary from the releases page:
"When you click on a sponsored tile, Firefox sends anonymized technical data to our partner (https://www.admarketplace.com) through a Mozilla-owned proxy service (https://github.com/mozilla-services/topsites-proxy). This data does not include any personally identifying information and is only shared when you click on a Sponsored Top Site."
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`.
Looks like Ghostery will be launching a desktop browser based on Firefox and search engine powered by Bing early next year.
Good news for Canada! Canada proposes new privacy bill that allows Canadians to force companies to destroy all data they’ve collected about them. Sounds a bit like the GDPR has traveled across the Atlantic. 😀👇
Semi-public I should add 😏 Found in code: https://github.com/blokadaorg/blokada/blob/5/ios/IOS/Core/DnsModel.swift#L76
Neat, Blokada now has a public DNS over HTTPS resolver.
anarchist, privacy advocate, & software developer • he/they • Black Lives Matter • ACAB • #nobot
Single-user instance on https://masto.host. 👋🏼
Personal instance of nitrohorse (nitrohorse.com).