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Welcome to the official Mastodon account for the :writefreely2: #WriteFreely project! We'll share smaller, more frequent updates here than we do on our official blog (@writefreely).

In case you missed it, #WriteFreely updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.

Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @writefreely.

"Humanity wastes about 500 years per day on CAPTCHAs. It’s time to end this madness" by Thibault Meunier blog.cloudflare.com/introducin

This is really interesting. I never thought that hardware keys could be used this way. It's also interesting that it can still provide privacy, since the only unique identifiers are for the manufacturer and the manufacturing batch.

FunkWhale is a free open federated music/audio/podcasting platform, and part of the Fediverse. You can follow their main account at:

➡️ @funkwhale@mastodon.eliotberriot.com

There's also the official blog at:

➡️ @funkwhale@blog.funkwhale.audio

The project website is at funkwhale.audio

You can join an existing FunkWhale instance, host your own, or use a managed hosting service.

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We're working on federation support and an ActivityPub extension for interoperability with other projects! #activitypub

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@bookwyrm @cj Here is one ActivityPub conformance problem (MUST) reported by test.activitypub.dev:

The test is: "Handles A Reply Requiring Inbox Fowarding" w3.org/TR/activitypub/#inbox-f

Attempting to fetch from Database by IRI
[0] bookwyrm.dachary.org/user/dach
2021-05-12 Successfully fetched from database
[1] test.activitypub.dev/tests/eva
[2] cannot get request path from context in GetKeyInfo
...
Could not build a new transport
[0] cannot get request path from context in GetKeyInfo

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My own @bookwyrm instance is up at bookwyrm.dachary.org/ 📚

The next step is to run @cj own @activitypub test server test.activitypub.dev/ against it and see if it can help find areas that can be improved.

If your company is big enough to roll out a mandatory VPN on personal iOS devices, they are big enough to buy you a work phone https://twitter.com/gabrtv/status/1391951192176021505

The funny thing about these "anonymous" platafoms is the marriage with pornography, cryptocurrency, and hacking XD

Another thing that's kinda interesting, based on freedom house, internet is kinda sketchy around here, in Brazil, maybe using a VPN at all times is worthed. I know, we should always take care of our data, but, if you are in a messy country, thats just mandatory

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A tiny #Smithereen update: I've updated the okhttp library from the ancient version I've been using for some reason to the latest (latest 3.x because the newer major releases are in Kotlin). That should fix TLS errors when connecting to some servers.

Meanwhile Twitter's Bluesky is still obsessed with impractical P2P protocols and end-to-end encryption. It's as if they're trying to reinvent the wheel, but the result turns out square, and they assume it'd somehow be better. Imagine them spending all this time implementing #ActivityPub into Twitter instead.

@activitypub

The recent US Senate hearing was with Twitter, FB and Google, by my oh my, why in hell's name isn't Amazon under similar investigation??

c-span.org/video/?511248-1/sen

I know its not social media platform, but their services are full of algorithms to, as they weave their creepy tentacles all through our society.

In other news: Amazon will start sharing your network with neighbors via their equally dystopic Echo device

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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