#CitizenLab delivers again.
#Pegasus is surveillance spyware that allows abusive entities to illegally surveil human rights advocates, lawyers and journalists in up to 45 countries including Mexico and UAE.
Historians, or anyone interested in pop culture! This is the coolest thing I've seen on the web in years. Radiooooo, the musical time machine. Pick a decade, pick a country and sample what was on the airwaves at that time. Truly amazing project!
#history #historodons #beforemoderntimes
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Look, we can't control what anyone says. People are going to be what they are. But what we can do is set the tone for what is acceptable and what isn't.
If you let your members harass and demean people with no consequence, that's what you're going to be know for.
If you allow your members to make 'jokes' at the expense of marginalized communities, that is going to be your reputation.
We all have a say in the kind of culture we want to create.
The Declaration of War against Cryptography (aka "The 2nd War against Cryptography") has been issued by the "Five Eyes":
Some choice extracts as an image for posterity attached to this toot and the close:
"Should governments continue to encounter impediments to lawful access to information necessary to aid the protection of the citizens of our countries, we may pursue technological, enforcement, legislative or other measures to achieve lawful access solutions."
I find Mastodon to be quite sluggish over a verified fast connection. Does this depend on the server my local instance (social.coop) runs on?
Ask Noah Show | Episode 82: "Should We care About Libre?".
Do we need to go all the way and push for everyone to use Libre freedom respecting software?
Kenny Schmidt, a 17 year old who is starting out with Linux asks that question. They talk about a $100 device that will monitor your Internet, the EFFs stance to protect the individual’s ability to call out security problems.
The Verge is republishing The Internet of Garbage today, with a new preface. It was important reading for me in 2015, and I still recommend it now: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17777330/internet-of-garbage-book-sarah-jeong-online-harassment
Hello social.coop! I haven't properly #introduction -ized myself yet!
I have an interest in decentralized platforms with a technology slant but I'm not educated in traditional cooperatives. I joined to see what wisdom this movement might be able to offer us geeks.
Thanks for having me,
just a reminder
makes it easier to read for everyone, but especially so for folks with screen readers. if each work isn’t capitalized, their reader tries to read it as one word
be kind and willing to make small changes to make the fediverse more accessible for all
Critical security vulnerabilities found in Mastodon. Admins should patch ASAP to 2.4.4.
Currently, instances.social shows at least 1476 unpatched servers. (3872 servers don't disclose their version.)
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here