Who is running ads on the far-right social network Gab? https://boingboing.net/2022/07/30/who-is-running-ads-on-the-far-right-social-network.html #boingboing
“Russia is quietly ramping up its Internet censorship machine….Russia has been pushing away from the global Internet at a rapid pace.”
The thing I really like about the fediverse is that it gives people a lot of tools and options to curate their own timeline, with filters, mutes, hiding boosts, etc. There is no algorithm on fedi that's trying to suck you in and keep you addicted to the platform, everything you see on your timeline is in chronological order.
I like your ideas @koherecoWatchdog
What about an #activityPub powered disqus? Not sure what exactly that would look like, but maybe every page could get an "account" which could just be email@example.com? Commenting could be done in an embed or directly on mastodon 🤔
Or it could be a mastodon server with a single account, which toots the page to be commented on. The toot is created when a page with an embedded comment form is opened.
Getting started with #decentralized identity
@tchambers @atomicpoet Someone was shocked when I told them I’ve never had a Facebook acct. They asked how on earth do I find out about local events when all events are on FB? …<crickets>… because I’m probably only being made aware of a small fraction of local events that are big enough to spill into the free-world portion of the net or to be talked about by the FB pawns I know.
@tchambers @info_activism Original #Cloudflare-free version of that story → https://restoreprivacy.com/twitter-vulnerability-exposes-5-million-accounts/
✨ Less clutter, more options
We refactored the post menu in our app based on your feedback!
Community consensus is crucial to our decision making process, keep the comments coming! #pixelfedApp
if we ever did meet aliens, i bet it would just get awkward after a while. ever try making friends when you're over 30?
For people that are not aware. Fedilab uses its own translation api with https://translate.fedilab.app.
Though there is no tracking, the api will never receive sensitive data (mentions, tags, URLs, etc.) everything is obfuscated before.
For translating a message, just click on three horizontal dots at the bottom right and then "translate" (first option in menu).
#Instagram gets worse with dark patterns lifted from TikTok
Hacker selling Twitter account data of 5.4 million users for $30k https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-selling-twitter-account-data-of-54-million-users-for-30k/
This benevolent dictatorship model only works so long as the dictator is both perfectly benevolent and perfectly competent. We know the dictators aren't always benevolent. Apple won't invade your privacy to sell you things, but they'll take away ever Chinese user's privacy to retain their ability to manufacture devices in China:
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