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@greg_harvey here’s ours. Full lockdown and mandatory masks. Probably too late, numbers tracking up.

@schlink I use Duplicity which is basically rsync/rdiff (full and incremental backups) + GPG + remote storage, e.g buckets of some sort duplicity.nongnu.org

Has anyone written an RSS app to passively follow the feeds of multiple masto users in a way that is not ugly as hell? Like, maybe somehow handles threads?

A regular RSS app just won’t cut it.

@Mainebot @schlink an example of using the autostart .desktop file specification to trigger an execution of all shell scripts in ~/.config/autostart-scripts (an arbitrarily named folder) unix.stackexchange.com/questio

@schlink note the warning there re DNS but yes, torsocks pushes all the traffic through the SOCKS proxy that Tor provides.

You can use ‘nyx’ to observe Tor traffic stats in a terminal.

If you’ve just installed Tor on a regular Linux computer as opposed to using a Linux distro tailored specifically for Tor use, be careful not to run other apps on Tor at the same time as Dino if you can possible help it, as in theory it gets easier to de-anonymize you as being the same person using both tools.

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Australia’s COVIDSafe app has not detected a case despite 6 million downloads

theage.com.au/politics/federal

The only problem with this article is the focus on whether this means the app “isn’t functioning properly”.

That’s not the message to convey.

The message is that as usual: regular, human-driven detective work is perfectly suitable. Privacy-invading technology is not the hammer with which to treat everything as a nail. Just like surveillance/encryption backdoors.

As predicted, the US now trying to follow Australia’s 2018 lead by making mathematics illegal theregister.com/2020/06/24/us_

@bram oh lol someone boosted this 2 year old toot.. just realised

@bram I will take a look (sysadmin, nginx, can’t help with js though). But it’s hard, I need paid work, all the fun stuff is not well funded, so sad 😞

TIL: OpenVPN 2.4 rejects client connections when “CRL has expired” mig5.net/blog/openvpn-2-4-crl-

Just finished ‘The System’ from the razor-sharp mind of James Ball: “how an invention once hailed as a democratising force has concentrated power in places it already existed – that the system, in other words, remains the same as it did before.”

The message is clear; that many things need to be done to fix the mess that is the internet, that there is no silver bullet, and that old solutions may not lend themselves well to new iterations of the same challenges.

The OTF also helps fund Localization Lab, who drive a lot of translation work for many open source tools, including OnionShare. Their team and volunteers are incredible. They’ve even taught me to write English in a way that is less ambiguous to translate.

Please sign this petition saveinternetfreedom.tech

@greg_harvey @syntax sorry I see that’s just for the Qt Manager. I guess they remember for some of their tools but not others :s

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