@switchingsocial Brave's founder and CEO (formerly of Mozilla until ousted) donated $1,000 in support of Prop 8 in California, banning marriage equality. Not one penny should go to him.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
There are certain people whose ideals you agree with, but completely dislike their approach of achieving them.
One heroic action does not mean that the person who committed it should not be held accountable for the future actions they've made in life.
If the US tried to extradite Julian Assange, that would truly be horrendous. If the UK and/or Sweden want to hold him accountable for his actions, they should do that.
Have you been thinking about making an app for the Librem 5 but didn't know where to start?
I wrote a tutorial blog post for getting started with designing apps for GNOME mobile (and desktop too).
So Google now starts the "extend" phase for their embrace / extend / extinguish move on email: For "dynamic email", third parties can register with Google to embed (updateable) AMP web content in Google Mail.
The #Article13 vote is today.
However it goes, it highlights the dangers of internet services hosted by someone else.
Self-hosting lets you control your own internet services and access them from your phone or computer, just like you would normally. Only you have access to the server they run on, which means ultimate privacy 👍
These projects are trying to make it easier for beginners:
First Quantum-Secured Blockchain Technology Tested in Moscow
Old news but interesting
I don't like Facebook as much as the next person, but the news surrounding it are getting absurd.
Now Facebook is allowing anyone to look you up using your security phone number https://www.fastcompany.com/90314763/now-facebook-is-allowing-anyone-to-look-you-up-using-your-security-phone-number
NOW?? That has been the case for at least a decade.
While I was still in high school somebody tried to prank me by sending me SMS from an unknown number, and I found out who it was with one Facebook search. What changed NOW? Back then Facebook was a "cool thing" and nobody dared criticizing it.
Today's Dilbert strip is just brilliant 😂
"The Simulated World": https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-03-03
@gamehawk @Gargron I definitely dislike the cross posting of Twitter content to Mastodon with no actual engagement. It reminds me of when everyone just used FriendFeed (or was it Wave or Buzz?) as a dumping ground for Tweets. It was a pretty good platform but got the reputation of being inhabited only by ghosts of people engaged elsewhere, which was part of its downfall.
#YouTubeWakeUp (highly disturbing)
HOW THE FUCK IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A FRESH YOUTUBE ACCOUNT CAN END UP WATCHING PAEDOPHILE CONTENT IN LESS THAN TEN "RECOMMENDATIONS" FOR SEEMINGLY BENIGN VIDEO SEARCHES???
The video below is *incredibly disturbing* to watch, but holy fuck do we need to be aware of it. The recommendation algorithm is serving minors in sexual poses all over paedophile's homepage. All it takes is a seemingly benign search (like "yoga") and a few clicks.
I've visited 10 local tech shops this morning and failed to find a single cable with USB Type-C connectors on both sides. Each one of those shops had a cable with Type-A on one side and Type-C on the other.
For a connector that's supposed to replace USB Type-A, it sure is difficult to connect my phone with my laptop using it.
Hey @email@example.com, mind checking out this thread? Some of @firstname.lastname@example.org users have troubles with @email@example.com API blocking us and we can't seem to get to the bottom of the issue.
Hacker. Infosec enthusiast. Open source advocate. Former Mozilla Open Web fellow and @OCCRP.
A single-user instance for @firstname.lastname@example.org. I may or may not be interested in creating a few bots that you can follow, but the registration on this instance will remain permanently closed.