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So if you depend on Google's and Microsoft's, Facebook's etc. products you are subject to regulations set by this companies and government controlling them. If you use free software you are subject to regulations set by wide community of people and you, if skilled enough, can change the laws yourself to suit your needs.

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Plausible Analytics has just hit $2,000 MRR from 300 paying subscribers!

Thank you all for your support, trust and for helping spread the word about Plausible Analytics! 👏 🙏 😍

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"Freedom in China is not simple. To empower those that seek it, you need many tools, from a global toolbox... We need the diverse, deeply researched, audited, & open-source brain trust that OTF has been nurturing and building for this last decade to win."

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🇮🇳 Among other sites and Apps, Duckduckgo is now blocked by multiple ISPs in India. You can still search privately using Tor Browser.

Download now: torproject.org/download

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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

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Letting a few companies have access to everything we say and do online (and increasingly offline) is bad for society, democracy, and, as we are now learning, public health. It’s time to take back control of our digital lives. 7/8

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

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It was controversial when bosses started insisting that employees wear a FitBit for their health insurance. But now that FitBit is about to be absorbed into Google, people are FURIOUS. eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/your

Does anyone call posts on here “toots”? I just call them “posts”, toots feels weird, idk.

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How to sell open source software: Guacamole case study
opensource.com/article/20/6/se

(submitted by walterbell)

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tl;dr: #TikTok "is essentially malware that is targeting children."

"... [There's] code on the Android version that allows for the downloading of a remote zip file, unzipping it, and executing said binary." reddit.com/r/videos/comments/f (via /r/bestof)

(Inadvertently included a tracker in the earlier toot. My apologies. Cheers to @wizzwizz4 for the heads-up.)

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I’ve found myself using mastodon more than twitter lately over the last week.

I feel less “news overload” and consequently less stressed.

I think the impact of instance-specific moderation and the chronological order of the feed cannot be overstated.

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

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