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[reddit](https://teddit.net/r/privacy/comments/wphpou/1900_signal_users_phone_numbers_exposed_by_twilio) Not a big deal though...
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[reddit](https://libredd.it/r/programming/comments/wlre5a/there_arent_that_many_uses_for_blockchains)
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[reddit comment](https://libredd.it/r/StallmanWasRight/comments/wfpqvf/surveillance_is_pervasive_yes_you_are_being)
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Well sourcehut can be self hosted as well (ain’t it OS anyways?):

https://sr.ht/~sircmpwn/sourcehut https://man.sr.ht/installation.md

That said, sourcehut has privacy features, and libre oriented features gitlab doesn’t. But I understand, as of now, without webUI, as it is, it’s pretty hard to adopt sourcehut, and even when it finally does, having invested on gitlab (and even majority on github), which implies time and resources, might not be an easy thing to try sourcehut any ways.



The the central webUI would be key for major players adoption, and more time as well. It’s been not long ago that debian, xorg, and arch (still in progress), migrated to gitlab, for example. Those migrations are expensive in people resources, and time.

And for regular individuals adoption, besides enabling the webUI, it might be way harder, unless someone contributes to sr.ht resources to allow hosting projects, with no CI support, but for free. It’s hard to get individuals adoption at some cost, even if that’s really a low cost, when there are alternatives, which BTW violate SW licenses, for free, :(


Seems better now, though still slower than it used to be. Libredd.it feels close to as usual. So that’s it for me, I’ll keep using libredd.it, although I like teddit UI better, :(

Thanks !


gnu screen not interwining tabs history on terminal
Hello ! I like gnu screen, however there's a behavior that really bothers me, and I haven't found a way to overcome. I do have on `~/.screenrc`: `termcapinfo xterm*|rxvt*|alacritty*|kterm*|Eterm* ti@:te@` So that I can use the mouse scroll to traverse history. However, when using multiple tabs, and you do traverse the history, by scrolling, or simple shift-page-down or shift-page-up, you'll see the history of all tabs interwined, all mixed up. Anyone aware of a way to prevent that? I would really like to see just the history of the current gnu screen tab, and nothing else, while "scrolling" up/down on the terminal.
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As mentioned, I’ve started to notice it slower since one or two weeks back. More than usual (there’s always been some slowness). So the only thing that came to mind was reddit doing tricky things, but I have no clue how to prove it.

I’ll keep trying both, libredd.it and teddit, hopping perhaps libredd.it reacts just a bit faster by the virtue of being a compiled frontend mostly (rust), though I don’t think that’ll help much, since I noticed similar slowness with it…

Thanks !


Is reddit throttling or speed limiting frontends?
It's been like one or two weeks, under which overlooking at local subscriptions on https://teddit.net is becoming really slow. Refreshing, or loading a particular entry has become really slow. Haven't tried https://libredd.it instead yet, since I do prefer the teddit interface. Is it just me? Would it be just teddit, or libreddit as well? Thanks ! Edit: libreddit is pretty slow as well, :( Edit 2: Things look better on libredd.it now, teddit still seems way slow, though better. That sort of tells me the issue affects teddit more. Actually on libredd.it it feels like one or two weeks back now. I'm staying with libredd.it on compact mode then, though I preferred teddit UI, since I no longer feel the same slowness as before, neither as with teddit. So to me, issue is sort of gone. Thanks all !
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Better? :)

See it all depends, as @Jeffrey@lemmy.ml mentioned, out of the box you can start easily mounting remote stuff in a secure way. Depending on the latency between the remote location and you, SSHFS might become more resilient than NFS, though in general might be slower (data goes encrypted and encapsulated by default), but still within the same local LAN (not as remote as mounting something from Texas into Panamá for example), I’m more than OK with SSHFS. Cifs or smbfs is something I prefer avoiding unless there’s no option, you need a samba server exposing a “shared” area, and it requires MS-NT configurations for it to work, and managing access control and users is, well, NTish, so to me it’s way simpler to access remote FS through SSH on the remote device I already have SSH access to, and it boils down to NFS vs. SSHFS, and I consider easier, faster and more secure, the SSHFS way.

But “better”, apart from somehow subjective, depends on your taste as well.


Ohh, this is truly sad. SSHFS is my preferred to share storage among different PCs. Hopefully someone with enough knowledge will take it over…


Well, I’d preferred if it happened on a distributed p2p messaging mechanism, such a Jami or Briar…


The Privatized Internet Has Failed Us
[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/Futurology/comments/vekplq/the_privatized_internet_has_failed_us_the_early)
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[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/programming/comments/v1c1tv/blockchain_the_amazing_solution_for_almost_nothing) There are several oversimplifications to watch out, but still interesting.
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FYI: kmail does support office365 + exchange, the thing about the kontact suite is its akonadi DB dependency and all kde deps required. It’s like anything kde you install, brings a bunch of other stuff, usually not anything you end up using…

However I do like how kmail integrates with local gnuPG, rather than Thunderbird’s librnp, which I end up replacing with Sequoia Octopus librnp…


I miss read the article’s title, and yes I didn’t see more signs of a privacy discussion within, though this conclusion:

DRM’s purpose is to give content providers control over software and hardware providers, and it is satisfying that purpose well.

Is precisely one of the things I dislike from DRM… At any rate, my bad with the title…


We don’t have to agree with his criteria, do we? Starting from the fact the most DRM implementation is not open source. Besides, in order to control what you use, it’s implied DRM has access to see what you get, when you get it, where you use it, and so on,. That’s by definition a privacy issue, they can get stats on what you consume, how often you use it, where, on which devices and so on.

But the main issue with DRM, I’d agree, is not privacy itself, it’s an ethical one. And DRM hadn’t prevented piracy ever. It’s main issue is controlling and limiting your use of what you acquire/buy, and disallowing sharing, sometimes even with yourself, disallowing unauthorized devices, or disallowing to see content you should have access to, without having an internet connection to the corp watching and controlling how you use such content or whatever it is protected under DRM.

Of course, the blog comes from someone working on a big corp. At any rate. I guess not all open source supporting people actually supports the FSF, on that DRM is unethical. It so happens I do…

https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/drm.html https://www.defectivebydesign.org https://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm https://www.fsf.org/bulletin/2016/spring/we-need-to-fight-for-strong-encryption-and-stop-drm-in-web-standards


ohh, there’s a tweet, however I’ll have to see if it’ll allow using openkeychain, instead of TB’s own librnp, which I really dislike on the desktop, and use sequoia octopus librnp (on top of gnupg) instead.

I really don’t like TB’s way to keep and maintain keys (I use the gnupg “external” key for my private key, but still TB’s librnp wants to have it stored in its own DB for no reason, otherwise can’t do a thing). And the same that applies to FF applies to TB, they shouldn’t attempt to keep passwords and keys themselves, better use gnupg, and for passwords something like qtpass on the desktop, and for android, there’s openkeychain and others… And they have watched how it’s possible to do something like the sequoia team does, but I guess they like what they chose to do, :( Using sequoia octopus librnp on mobiles might be rather complicated (it’s somehow tedious to use it on distros not officially supporting it, since TB’s changes lately tend to break octopus, and besides one needs to keep replacing the library on every TB’s upgrade)…

But for those using big corps email providers, then yes, TB on Android is good news. In general it is good to have TB on mobile as well, I just hope they would provide more options to users., extensions for gnupg are all banned (admittedly enigmail was mangling too much into the TB’s code), and they don’t like autocrypt either, so no options…


I prefer k9, but that’s a matter of taste. Out of the gmail affair, well, I really never saw much difference (agreed fairmail is more “standard” in the way it treats directories, but once you get used to k9, you see the benefits on its own ways).

On the gmail affair, well, the route fairmail chose to do the oauth2 authentication for gmail (k9 doesn’t) is through having a google account on your phone, so even if there’s benefit over, say the gmail app, it’s terrible, even if you use LOS4microG or similar. I no longer have a google account, since like 3 years ago, and I recommend de-googling, but I understand it’s hard for many, particularly if using work google accounts, :(


Is there an android TB version? Would it be able to interact with openkeychain as k9 does?


Don’t worry, I checked on BiglyBT before. It does the dual function, it does hook to i2p trackers, which are special, and can as well hook to clear internet trackers, and whatever is being downloaded can be shared and exposed on both. It’s a specialized i2p torrent client, like vuze.

That’s what I was trying to avoid using, :( I’m looking to see if I could use any torrent client, and just tunnel its traffic into the i2p router, like if it were a VPN or ssh tunnel. But so far, it seems you need a specialized torrent client, which can connect as a minimum, to i2p trackers, and use the different i2p file sharing protocols…

If I’m mistaken, let me know, but it seems that’s the only way. At least what I’ve read. Oh well, dI don’t trust VPNs, and I don’t like the idea of using something I don’t trust, unless forced to do it…

Thanks a lot !


ohh, so I can use any torrent client (rtorrent for example), as long as I only use i2p sort of trackers, or so I understand from your post, and also from the wiki, perhaps specifying the binding address and port, or something like that…


Sorry if way too OT, :( What torrent i2p client are you using? I don’t like the idea of vuze with a plugin, neither biglybt. I’m more inclined to something like rtorrent (ncurses, and if used with detached screen, then on any ssh session you can remotely monitor, without needing additional remote accesses or web publishing)…


well, to me data brokers exist only because it’s possible to profit from it, and in the end, no legislation will totally ban that practice. The issue is apps developers trying to monetize through users data, and the monetizing model found is not going anywhere, popularized by big companies, and now followed pretty much by anyone wanting to monetize. Users really need to become aware of the issue in the 1st place, and not just few, I mean, like 80% or so of them, and to start with, stop using OS that share their data underneath, and as most of it is proprietary, that means getting rid of android, ios, ms, etc, and use at least open source OS, but preferable FLOSS ones. Then start picking privacy respecting apps, and as much FLOSS as possible. And if a good chunk of user become aware, and start changing their habits and consumption culture, then that monetizing model will be really impacted. No legislation will cover all corner cases, to get rid of the bad practices, there will always be front/back doors found. It’s culture and consumption which needs changing. And as with anything worth, it’s the hardest to get, :(




cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/256669 > Anyone know if a self-hosted VPN is 100% secure?
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[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/Futurology/comments/uf7xsl/fruits_and_vegetables_are_less_nutritious_than)
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[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/programming/comments/uenpw2/lies_we_tell_ourselves_to_keep_using_golang)
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HTTPS-Only Mode in Firefox for Android | Firefox for Android Help
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/249484 > [reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/udwuw1/httpsonly_mode_finally_comes_to_firefox_for)
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HTTPS-Only Mode in Firefox for Android | Firefox for Android Help
[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/udwuw1/httpsonly_mode_finally_comes_to_firefox_for)
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Is this an impersonation of @dessalines
Hello ! I'm aware of the lemmy.ml [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines), and I'm not sure if this other other lemmy.tedomum.net [@dessalines@lemmy.tedomum.net](https://lemmy.tedomum.net/u/dessalines) is just an impersonation through another instance. Not sure, so asking...
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[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/ubyr66/apples_private_relay_is_causing_leaks_only)
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current state of vpn for torrents
I haveint forgotten [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines)'s [Favorite apps and services](https://lemmy.ml/post/28944/comment/436), and in particular his recommendation for torrents VPN (AirVPN, Mullvad, NordVPN, ProtonVPN). I've never used a VPN, and so far no issues (not really an avid consumer, but I've occasionally done torrenting for ~20 years). I use the pseudo encryption supported, and in particular, I use rtorrent wiht: `protocol.encryption.set = allow_incoming,try_outgoing,enable_retry` For sure that doesn't really mask it, but obfuscates a bit the torrenting from ISP providers, which are not doing a hard work looking for torrenting. Regarding privacy, my understanding is one should trust no one, :) And it's hard for me to understand why it doesn't apply to VPNs... At any rate, from those suggestions, as of now, which is the one somehow better at protecting one's identity, privacy and security? That would be my major concern, and if there's a way to keep that with port forwarding. Not interested on fastest, but rather safest... I'm wondering how on earth I've never had issues, when I always read not using a VPN is sort of nuts.
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any IEEE 802.11ax wifi 6 USB devices supported by gnu+linux (even external dkms)?
I'm looking for upgrading to wifi 6 (802.11ax), but I'm not able to find gnu+linux supported usb devices. WPA3 seems a winner, and the fact devices don't interfere with each others (at least not as much as wifi 5 and lesser), plus perhaps better signal spectrum, perhaps getting where it was harder before, then I'm willing to upgrade, however, it seems only ms-windows and maybe some mac supported, usb devices can be found. Could it be it'll take even further to get them into gnu+linux? Thanks !
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Any gnu+linux desktop application to sync remote web ics/ical calendars, and locally expose them as a davcal one?
I've been looking for a way to use Kmail + korganizer + kaddressbook + kontact, which is the alternative integrating Caldav client + Carddav client (address book) + Mail client + GPG signing/encrypting/verifying/decrypting, but it has NO support for remote web ics/ical calendars, since there's no way to sync them. Furthermore I want to set different sync intervals pet specific calendar. Whether one sets a file or a directory ics/ical calendar, using remote URL, the same app tells you it won't ever sync, and you'll soon find it out any ways... Thunderbird is no longer an option. I don't like its "newer" signing/encrypting support, it's not at all integrated with GPG, except for setting your private key, as it was for an external devide, since it's current "librnp" solution doesn't deal with external devices keeping private keys. As a work aorund for Thunderbird's decision, one can use "sequoia octopus librnp", however that is still a pain, since at times a Thunderbird update leaves the "sequoia octopus librnp" useless (a rebuild some time helps, but some times a new version is requires), and one has to revert thunderbird given the incompatibility. Perhaps distros officially supporting "sequoia octopus librnp", and building thunderbird altogether with it, might find this as a good work around, but not so for the ones not using such distros. I think kmail has way better GPG integration, but disastrous, and the worst ics/ical remote web calendar. However the later may perhaps be worked around, much better than working GPG integration support around. Maybe... Please let me know if you're aware of such app. I can perfectly use an user cron job if in need, but if there's something I can start when launching the desktop, that might be easier (kontact and company are desktop appas any ways). I don't use systemd, so those systemd user daemons and timers are really useless to me, sorry about that limitation. If it's plain text it's fine, if it uses a GUI, I o prefer Qt, but I can use a GTK one as well. Note, in other posts I've asked about separate applications, that would achieve some similar to kontact and company, but independent apps, like one serving a local dav, another one, or the same one serving a local ics/ical calendar, and another one serving local dav contacts, but all must sync with remote services, and then another app, being an email client which really integrates GPG, which and interacts with the local dav + ics/ical calendars and contacts. All apps cna have their own widgets, or better yet their own notification area/tray icons to interact with, and other applications can interact with them. Just like davdroid + icsdroid + etar, + lineageos contacts + openKeyChain + K9mail, do altogether on a phone. But I never got any alternative on the GNU+Linux desktop (and later on, on a GNU+Linux phone). So, AFAIK, kontact + company, although really bloated, installing zillions of stuff, is the closest, and oh well, they are Qt apps, :) Thanks a lot !
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Arch Linux turned 20 years old today. It was released on 11/March/2002
[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/linux/comments/tbl9ua/arch_linux_turned_20_years_old_today_it_was)
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