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This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.

It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at switching.social

If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!

PixelFed is a free open federated alternative to Instagram.

There are lots of different instances you can sign up at, for example:

pixelfed.de
pxlfd.me
pix.diaspodon.fr
shared.graphics
pixelfed.fedilab.app

It is part of the ActivityPub-powered Fediverse, so you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon etc. For example: @earth

You can follow the project's latest news at @pixelfed

Hello everyone !

📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (natrongithub.github.io/)

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

Lemmy is apparently a federated Reddit alternative using ActivityPub written in Rust github.com/dessalines/lemmy

I realise a lot of people will know about PixelFed already, but it's just been updated to 0.9 which has a greatly upgraded federation system amongst other improvements, so it's worth taking another look if you tried it before.

Also, a lot of people still think PixelFed means pixelfed.social (which is currently closed to new members), but you can sign up at any of the instances listed. The ones listed are all updated to 0.9 and open to new members.

PixelFed is a free open federated alternative to Instagram.

There are lots of different instances you can sign up at, for example:

pixelfed.de
pxlfd.me
pix.diaspodon.fr
shared.graphics
pixelfed.fedilab.app

It is part of the ActivityPub-powered Fediverse, so you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon etc. For example: @earth

You can follow the project's latest news at @pixelfed

Anyone aware of good Google reCaptcha alternatives preferably with #WordPress plugin already? #privacy #captcha @switchingsocial

Check out what's on PeerTube's 2019 Roadmap

There's a lot of cool stuff in the works for PeerTube's 2019 development plans. wedistribute.org/2019/04/check

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on switching.social:

switching.social/ethical-alter

There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:

android.izzysoft.de/articles/n

You can follow the official F-Droid account here:

@fdroidorg

I've updated the prototype page on switching.social, feedback still welcome:

switching.social/ethical-alter

Is this clear for you?

Does this match your reality?

Hackers stole a Microsoft employee's credentials and accessed the body of users' emails, reports @motherboard. motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art This particular attack is impossible with ProtonMail as we can't read user emails. Learn about zero-access encryption: protonmail.com/blog/zero-acces

Are there any #FOSS / #selfhosted bookmark managers that make it easy to organize bookmarks into categories / hierarchies?

Working on an page for switching.social, would be great to get some feedback on this:

switching.social/ethical-alter

Is this easy enough to follow?

Does it match what you have to do to install F-Droid on your phone?

Your guide to alternative frontends for Mastodon and Pleroma

Tired of running the same old interface on your Pleroma or Mastodon instance? Check out these alternative web clients! wedistribute.org/2019/04/your-

In case you missed it, the lead developer of open federated Reddit-alternative @prismo has put up a new flagship instance:

prismo.xyz

This replaces the previous instance (prismo.news) which suffered a major database failure.

You'll have to sign up if you want to post or upvote, but you can follow users and comment on posts from elsewhere on the Fediverse.

prismo.xyz/auth/sign_up

Bad news about , the copyright directive (which includes Art 13) has passed the council of ministers.

Interesting footnote: if the UK gov had simply abstained (or voted against), the directive would not have passed. Britain represents enough population to form a blocking minority.

However, the British government voted in favour.

The law can still be stopped in the European courts (which is what happened to the data retention directive), but this is much messier and more difficult.

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