The recent (and not so recent) story of Gmane, the *big* mailing list archiver https://lars.ingebrigtsen.no/2020/01/06/whatever-happened-to-news-gmane-org/
New study: The advertising industry is systematically breaking the law
Every time we use apps, hundreds of shadowy entities are receiving personal data about our interests, habits, and behaviour.
@codeberg Here some reasons why I was asking about "sustainable operation":
"Unless Disroot becomes our main occupation, which in fact it already is as some of us spend more time working on it than on a dayjob, we need a bucket of ice and slow down a little."
"[...] schon seit längerer Zeit nicht mehr stemmen, und sehen sich gezwungen, das Engagement im Verein zu reduzieren."
"only ever process data that actually needs to be processed."
"Do you really need a dynamic website?"
"Accessibility is essential.."
@vweidhaas Welcome to the fediverse! <3
„Wer es darauf anlegt, das Zusammenleben in dieser Gesellschaft zu zerstören und auf eine alternative Gesellschaft hinarbeitet, deren Grundsätze auf Chauvinismus und Nationalismus beruhen, arbeitet gegen die moralischen Grundsätze, die uns als Club verbinden.“ #36c3
We need less black box devices and stuff we can inspect and secure.
German autority "BSI" has withheld information about security problems in Truecrypt for almost 10 years. These could still effect Veracrypt.
This authority is supposed to help citizens keep their computers secure. But obviously they are not to be trusted.
#bsi #truecrypt #veracrypt
A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released”
Matteo Zignani, Christian Quadri, Alessia Galdeman, Sabrina Gaito andGian Paolo Rossi from the University of #Milan scraped all english speaking instances (363) listed on instances.social, wrote a paper about it and are distributing the dataset.
“In this context, we release a dataset gathered from Mastodon, […]“
“These data have been collected by implementing an ad-hoc tool for downloading the public timelines of the servers, namely instances, that form the Mastodon platform, along with the meta-data associated to them.“
“The spider exploits the instance list obtained from the previous step and makes a pool of requests to the instance endpoint 4 which returns the latest toots of the local timeline. Since the time-lines implement a pagination mechanism, the spider extracts the URL for the next request and repeat this procedure till it reaches the end of the timeline.”
PSA: If you're doing research but don't have access to a university library, you should definitely *not* use a website to pirate a large amount of journal articles. That would be illegal and wrong. I post this link so you can bear witness to this unlawful activity. https://mg.scihub.ltd/
I've just released Converse.js version 6.0.0.
The biggest change is support for storing data (e.g. messages) in IndexedDB which has no size restrictions. It's not yet the default store, but will be eventually.
Aber warum schreib ich das jetzt hier hin: weil ich Reichweite und nen guten Ruf habe und es mir wichtig ist zu zeigen das sowas normal ist und kein Zeichen von Unfähigkeit oder so. Das solche negativen Gefühle und Zweifel, und sei es nur der eigene Anspruch der dafür verantwortlich ist, auch Andere haben. (3/5)
On February 12, ORF will be hosting a #ProjectEunomia workshop in Vienna, Austria, where end-users will be able to test the tools we're working on.
If anyone from Mastodon in Europe would like to attend, please get in touch via DM before January 15. Travel costs will be covered!
There are only two spots though, so please include a couple of sentences on your interest in the project or social media misinformation in general!
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!