KDE implements an opt-in (i.e. it is switched off by default; you, the user, have to activate it), anonimized feedback system for users who would like to contribute non-personal data to help improve Plasma, Discover and other KDE software packages.

As the screenshot shows, the system also lets you decide how much information you want to share.


@fdroidorg we are so happy to read about a collaboration between #FDroid and @exodus two projects we both love and funded in 2019! Stronger together!

NLNet @NGIZero has approved funding for #ForgeFed !

There are many potential tasks and related projects that haven't been taken by anyone yet. This is an amazing chance to get funded for working on an awesome free software and decentralized internet project!

ForgeFed work and funding plan: notabug.org/peers/forgefed/iss

If there's a task you'd like to grab/suggest/discuss, please comment here 🙂

Oh btw our first spec draft release is coming soon 😍😍😍


Pre-installed apps can have privileged custom permissions that let them operate outside the Android security model

Find out more about why we're telling @google to take action


I published #Fedilab 2.29.0

Release notes:

It should be available in few hours on Google Play and in few days for #Fdroid

"Your donations so far have allowed us to check numerous companies' source releases this year, each time getting us a bit closer to the goal of fully compliant releases of the GPLed software they use. " Denver Gingerich speaks about how our compliance work happens. sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/ja


I've been thinking that working on marketing for libre projects would be awesome!

Is there anyone on the fediverse I could talk to about getting a leg into that industry?

And I'm not talking about just drawings and illustrations but graphics, photoediting and videos, and finally ideas / marketing strategies.

I think I could be a great asset to projects out there.

Please share!

#linux #libre #foss #floss #opensource #libregames #mastoart #art #creative toots

This sort of thing is precisely why decentralized platforms, such as Mastodon, are so important. An ecosystem of federated services is much more resilient to government manipulation than a single commercial company.

Nearly 30 computer security and cryptography experts, including Roger Dingledine, Research Director and Co-Founder of the Tor Project, signed an open letter to the Indian government to reconsider plans that could weaken security and limit the use of strong encryption on internet.

Breaking encryption is not an answer. internetsociety.org/blog/2020/ #StrongInternet

Things I've forgot to mention at #fediverse36c3@#36c3:

Uhm, I do have a nice browser add-on for you if you use #Firefox :firefox: and #Mastodon :mastodon:.
It just removes one nasty hurdle when interacting with “foreign” users/instances.

Would have been a good ad to mention it there… 😜



> We have computed the very first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1. In a nutshell, this means a complete and practical break of the SHA-1 hash function, with dangerous practical implications if you are still using this hash function. To put it in another way: all attacks that are practical on MD5 are now also practical on SHA-1. Check our paper here for more details.

"Yesterday Marlinspike bashed decentralization. What he's missing is it's not about decentralization in the 90s sense. It's about making dominant platforms open again, where competing services can communicate with people on other networks, and competition can happen in an economy strongly based on network effect

Interoperability isn't a Swiss knife. But if it's applied to solve privacy and security problems that come with it, it'd be a visionary thing for the Internet"


On the 6th February, we will start with our new format chaos colloquia. The first talk will be held by @reseauxsansfil@twitter.com about DNS privacy and security, on the 6th February. We will discuss problems in technologies like DoT, DoH and the problems of centralised services.

Pixelfed wouldn't be what it is today without the financial support from @NGIZero and people like you!

We are thrilled to be able to participate in the Next Generation Internet Initiative and look forward to pushing the fediverse forward!

For more info visit: nlnet.nl


@Jelv @pixelfed @NGIZero Thanks! It will last me a year or two! Will be plenty of time to build a viral decentralized social media app not in the hands of corporations!

After many months of work, v0.10.7 will be released in the next hour!

- Stories
- Newsroom
- ComposeUI v4

And much more! #pixelfed

It feels like I'm living my dream and it's all thanks to you, the fediverse

You gave me a chance with pixelfed and I will never forget that

Thank you ❤️

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective:


– CCPA applies to organizations that satisfy certain thresholds, and process personal data of residents of California (even if these organizations aren't located in the USA).
– CCPA differs from the European GDPR in some cases.
– Other US states may introduce similar privacy laws.

#ccpa #privacy #dataprotection #personaldata

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