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as a reminder, be aware that websites now install javascript you have no awareness of into your browser and run it in the background, also without your awareness.

in firefox, if you go to about:debugging and click "workers" you can see all the javascripts running in the background on your firefox for the benefit of others
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So folks, the #article13 and #linktax proposals will be going soon to the EU parlaiment, and if they pass they will become a serious problem for the #Fediverse:
* To automatically filter copyrighted materials, even badly, you need a way to reference those materials. Even our largest instances probably can't afford access!
* Our instances will not be able to afford licenses to link to news sites under the new #LinkTax rules.
Go make some noise at:

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This morning we reached 42%, now we've just raised over the 50% bar! Y'all are wonderful! \o/
Keep sharing and talking about #PeerTube: together, we have 15 days left to make it happen!

It's a pity... Just as alternative content platforms such as or are starting to gain some traction, the EU is working hard on shutting them down again (at least in the EU). :(

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Wow! #PeerTube funding campaign just raised to 42%! \o/
Only 15 days left to meet our goal, so keep on sharing and #JoinPeertube

At which place on earth is the sun currently at its zenith? I am loving this:

(via OSM Wochennotiz)

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Remember me mentioning #TeaHub? Check it out:

First details are public now!

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You have probably heard about PeerTube – the alternative to YouTube that's open source, decentralized and federated. If not, here's a short video that explains what it is and how it works.

#PeerTube #YouTube

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If you haven't done anything about trying to stop the new #EU #CopyrightDirective, here's your opportunity...

An easy form and sample texts for writing your EU MEP.

Act in the next 7 days or forever keep quiet about it.


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AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

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We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!


(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

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J’imagine que ça doit être ce que l’on appelle le progrès.

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Fractal is considering Fracturing into two apps: Discussions and Messages.

Personally, I disagree with this idea. I prefer to have one app to map with each service. Splitting the applications instead of thinking through a proper design to solve these issues does not seem like the right solution to me. I would like to know what other users think regarding this, and how it would affect their use cases.

If you will, boost so more people can give input.

I don't get it... this / / / thing is all over German media (e.g. here: even though it is totally irrelevant for 99% of people, as almost no one is using PGP encryption for his/her mails anyways and the few that do will most likely have disabled HTML emails (or at least loading of remote content).

It would be much more proportional to write a *shocker* article every single day about how almost all emails are sent with no e2e encryption at all.

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Ah, they've published their paper, but the tl;dr seems to be: Don't use HTML mails. If you receive an encrypted HTML mail, don't load external ressources. It's a nice attack, sure, but not trusting HTML mails in the first place is hardly a novel concept. Details: #gpg #pgp

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Open Source voice assistant #Mycroft (yes an actual open source alternative of Amazon Alexa and Google Home) has not only almost hit 800% of its Indiegogo funding in Feb, but has recently switched to #Mozilla's #DeepSpeech project.

Deep Speech is just one of over a hundred projects taking part in #MozSprint May 10-11. They're especially seeking voices of NON ENGLISH speakers.

More new contributors added to these open projects = more real world innovative alternatives.

J'ai déjà transmis environ 16 GB de Démocratie(s), le film de @datagueule, en utilisant Desktop. C'est vraiment bien de pouvoir aider à sa distribution si facile: