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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/87735 > Project > > https://gitlab.com/kupfer > > > Matrix > - #kupfer-development - https://gnome.element.io/#/room/#kupfer-devel:matrix.org > - #kupfer-community - https://gnome.element.io/#/room/#kupfer-community:matrix.org

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You keep pushing your own agenda in this conversation without looking at my privacy concerns, and it makes me feel uncomfortable. More than before I feel like deleting my account here.

I use Firefox and Firefox based browsers for privacy reasons and because I dislike closed source software and I like to see open source grow. You could argue that at work you are another person which maybe does not need so much privacy. Then when you arrive home you are another person with the freedom to use the software you prefer. I think it will be difficult to argue with your IT staff that Firefox will be more secure with a few add-ons and tweaking and that you want more privacy and not get tracked by Google or Microsoft but who knows, maybe they will let you have it.

I guess it depends how large the company or organization is, and how staffed their ICT support is ;) I like the anecdote btw.

I once had an experienced developer bring me her keyboard complaining that it didn’t work and that she required a new one. I noticed the wholesome aroma of chicken soup emanating from the keyboard when she handed it to me. Before I spun around in my cubicle to give her a new keyboard, I asked, “Was it homemade chicken soup?” She paused for a beat and then responded, “Yes, it was.” I gave her a new keyboard and said, “Totally forgivable then.” She walked away smiling.

See also my other new comment about issues

Posting a URL or an image can show a little bit about yourself, but comments and a posted question will show a lot more. Leaving the old posts like they are makes some sense since people can benefit from reading it without a very high chance of giving up your own privacy.

My issues :

  • data scraping and building a profile by others and abuse it
  • risk for doxing due to writing style, grammar mistakes, and content of comments

I feel that deleting or autodeleting leads to a false sense of security, in fact it might draw more attention if something disappears.

Several people on Mastodon delete their old toots. Here a blog post from a well-known person on Mastodon with their reasons : https://kevq.uk/why-i-delete-old-content/

excerpt : I also wouldn’t want something I’ve said years ago be taken out of context (or taken correctly, but I’ve changed my opinion since). So it’s easier to delete my shizzle.

Yes, agreed, therefore I mentioned deleting comments not posts.

One comment from here, maybe useful : https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/orgn36/waydroid_lets_you_run_android_apps_on_linux/

It’s actually under heavy developement now and ppl run it on Ubuntu Touch. It’s just for Halium 9 devices. I’m actually hunting some cheap Pixel or OnePlus 3+ to install this. Atm, running Ubuntu Touch as a daily driver on Sony Xperia X and it runs fine. Pretty much everything works, but videocalls are not. WayDroid will solve that and some other small issues and we will have decent MobileOS on Linux side.

Will people provide tools to decrease digital footprint for users on Lemmy instances ?
Some time ago there was dismay on Mastodon (and Pleroma ?) instances about data scraping. Before that happened there were privacy concerned people automatically deleting their own toots, limiting them for example to the latest toots for thirty days. With Lemmy things are different since Lemmy is a link aggregator rather than micro blogging, and Mastodon has boost option (Called replay with Pleroma ?). However deleting your older comments (but not posts) automatically would be really nice for privacy reasons.

Cheat-sheet for comparing AP software re: features and ideas ?
More and more software pops up, like https://bonfirenetworks.org/ and the hometown software of friend.camp admin. Is there an overview somewhere that shows the initial ideas, features and future wish-list features of Fediverse AP software ? For example, Pleroma seemed to have been started by coders who were fed up with some Mastodon restrictions (or bloat maybe). They have later build in ssh and gopher (and BBS alike) support. Apart from this for my own curiosity it is an idea to make a comparison sheet for people who like to self host. For example, click on self host on VPS or SBC at home, then when the user clicks on SBC only light weight options would be shown (not Mastodon).

How to enable medium or hard block with uBlock Origin ?
How to put UBO in medium mode ? I cannot figure this out from the docs. And how to disable or enable certain domains like one could do with the discontinued uMatrix, from animated *figs* this looks possible ?

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/75402 > I thought PipeWire was a better audio support for Linux, but in development. What is the thing about screen sharing for Jitsi Meet ?

Part 1 of a series that is at number 11 now.

discarded by discarder

  • link inserted for linguistic confusion – ConfuseUs once said : “Every deleted comment has had its value”

Another idea, install this open source emulator for iOS (no jailbreak needed for the slower variant), and install your preferred OS to run Lemmy : https://getutm.app/

Self hosted Gitea sounds great. Thanks for the suggestions!

Problems with commonly used proprietary tools for education - TIL more on Google Gmail
I wasn't aware of this :( > b. Gmail makes psychological profiles not only of Gmail users but of everyone who sends mail to Gmail users. https://www.alternet.org/2013/12/google-using-gmail-build-psychological-profiles-hundreds-millions-people/?paging=off > We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about.” > “Your digital identity will live forever… because there’s no delete button.” —Eric Schmidt

I only have brief experience with Anbox (and no Pinephone, yet?). Let us know how WayDroid performs!

That’s nice ! I do not know enough about hard disks and smartmontools to say whether this means you can continue the disk without worrying. I like smartmontools for work to tell me when a disk is about to need replacement but I’ve always found interpreting smartmontools numbers too difficult to grasp. Hopefully someone else can give you more hints. And making a habit of making backups is something which has become a second nature for me. I am still amazed about learning how many non tech people never make backups of their phones and computers.

Yeah github sucks.

I think Github was fine from a technology point of view, and with web browser experience it is (just like Gitea) still much better than Gitlab which is kind of useless to read without allowing JavaScript till … Microsoft bought it. I do make some efforts to not get tracked so much by GAMAFC and like to keep it this way.

Would be really cool if there was a less involved way to submit bug reports and patches.

Fully agree!

Your screen shot shows uncorrectable sector count : 0 which looks fine. Can you run the command line tool badblocks ? By default that will use non destructive options, so you can run (from the top of my head) : badblocks -v /dev/sda for example on the sda disk. https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man8/badblocks.8.html

I’ve tried Lumina recently on NixOS and it looks neat and light weight! Trinity could be a nice retro desktop for the early KDE users (I remember when KDE started with Gnome DE following as a reaction).

Running badblocks tool and a long smartmontools test and examine the output is my recommendation. My experience is that both are not always showing the same results. “Modern” hard disks try to deal with bad sectors magically, until a limit is reached. If you are getting near the limit with rapid velocity then it makes sense to have backups and replace the disk.

Nice way of putting this topic on the agenda again ! :-) Months ago I’ve written about the bug that people can add a comment and then delete it right away as a very quick way to boost posts. I know I should file a bug report for that on the place where bugs are expected to file, but so far I have not bothered signing up at Github with some “anonymous” email address. I hope others will file these kind of bug reports.

Haiku was inspired by BeOS, a now defunct OS which was started by a former Apple employee. There were more OS-es inspired by BeOS but Haiku is still going strong. The amount of applications is not huge compared to for example Linux, Android and other popular OS-es, but having a web browser which is in active development is a good thing. See here part of their FAQ : https://www.haiku-os.org/about/faq/#is-there-an-instant-messenger-client Another imho interesting OS to keep an eye on is Redox. https://redox-os.org/

Ouch :( Make sure to remind them that this Friday is the yearly Happy Sysadmin Day! ;)

Yes, that was very impressive. A precious moment for FLOSS and privacy and a sign that more people care about their choices than before.

Suggestions https://disroot.org/en/services/email and click on the signup button at the left, and https://tchncs.de where you need to contact the friendly admin and ask.


Your opinion on free SSL certificates from ZeroSSL and Buypass ?
acme.sh will switch from Let's Encrypt to ZeroSSL as default CA in August. What do you prefer and why ?

I'd like to make an effort to minimize my digital footprint, and have some software run with a cronjob on a Rpi to delete all toots older than 30 days. What software do you recommend ?

More comments : https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27939039

I would consider to get a cheap phone that is able to run WhatsApp.

Sepiasearch works here, “re education” finds nothing related though.

There is the Lenny fork, maybe they have sprouted instances that are uncensored : https://github.com/innereq/lenny

Yes, that was a weird part. The rest of this series is pretty interesting imho though.

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TIL : pre-installed Linux laptops maybe more of a common thing
Wow. The probably most popular on-line shop in Holland and Belgium is selling Linux laptops, with currently a choice of twenty laptops with Linux preinstalled, prices go from about 500 to over 3000 Euros. They usually partner with other companies to deliver the products. The names of these Linux laptops companies were unknown to me till today. (Not wanting to "spam" in favor of them, only wanting to share this development, but if you want to fact check, try "linux laptop kopen" without the "" in Duckduckgo, and choose Belgium for country, and you will probably see that big name as the first hit).

Crowd funding sounds like a great idea to me. Running a paid email service I am not sure about. There is still a lot of “freemail” choices like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, GMX, Zoho and I believe most people will refuse to give up on Gmail or pay for email access. (The tech giants with their “freemail” and their addictive mobile apps have already contributed to turn a lot of people into zombies which is actually very bad. More often than not I see parents who increasingly pay no real attention to their children but are hooked to their mobile phones. This alienation will likely lead to new problems in the future. Children imho need a listening ear, empathy and compassion)

Yes! But the OP seemed kind of desperate and self hosting Matrix server with a FB bridge also costs money, and time and needs some skills.

One little catch is visible in the animated image on their web page : “By signing up you agree to be bothered about new products, sales and special events” :) I guess they were inspired by simplelogin and anonaddy and such. There must be a bigger catch or risk somewhere I guess. Instead I would not mind seeing more people using Deltachat, the rather easy encrypted email for the masses with a familiar looking UX.

One of five blog posts where the author takes time to choose to get less Google on their phone.

A Mozilla poll on Mastodon seen today (by a tech person with 1.5k followers), more than 1k people. Conclusion : Fediverse needs more variety of people :-) On a more serious note, I think that too many people still have some trust in “do no evil” Google, so people don’t bother with anything else than the default Google Chrome on their Android phones, or find Firefox too slow on mobile. And on Chromebooks there is little choice for non tech users.

Akamai Edge DNS was down
Read about this in mainstream news. Hard to believe and scary how many websites were unreachable due to this. In Holland three banks, the railway company and the national police websites were among them. "Internet expert Bert Hubert" wrote (On Nitter) that he was very surprised as Akamai is known to never gone down so far. More comments here : https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27920665

I’ve read that Namecheap has a good name in the USA. Gandi in France is pretty okay in my opinion. Nowadays you do not have to worry so much about public whois info leaking to spammers (quite horrible how it was years ago) but I am not sure whether that is for the EU because of GDPR, or whether this change to more privacy also happened outside the EU. Greenhost is a privacy friendly provider which offered extra privacy options for that years ago and probably still do.

Long Range WAN ? I was thinking that people who are willing to get a SIP account could have a phone to make phone calls at home via their WiFi, while having an open source phone which is maybe more private than the average smart phone ?

Where are the deb packages ? I only see the MX Linux Testing (MX Linux is Debian based) has it. And Nix and Void as well. https://repology.org/project/lumina/versions

Could this make a nice open source and pretty private phone for "normal users", and not just *hackers* ? One of their last blog posts : https://wiphone.io/blog/2021-06-20_-_Status.html

The article focuses a lot on the hardware part but still nice to read in my opinion.

Serious bug. Interesting that they found this obscure looking way to get root access.

More comments : https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/onro8q/head_of_strategy_of_muse_group_muse_score/