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PublicLewdness

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I have been gaming since 1992 and building PCs since 2003. I enjoy Linux, supporting FOSS projects and am a tinfoil hat connoisseur. Gaming is my achilles heel in that regard.

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Neither really. Telegram is closed source on the servers and is known to cooperate with governments and law enforcement. Signal is the better option but I refuse to use an app that requires my phone number when alternatives like Matrix; XMPP; and Session exist. My phone number is tied to my name; address; and payment methods. It’s not a small ask of Signal in my opinion.

Reddit forces personalized ads, starts X-like user payment program (arstechnica.com)

Reddit rolled out some changes this week as its continues its push for revenue and profitability jumpstarted by its API rule changes in July. Among the most controversial, the company will no longer allow users to opt out of ad personalization based on their Reddit activity and started a program that lets users exchange virtual...

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Sounds like more reasons to not use Reddit. No sympathy for those this effects.

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Little Rat - a browser extension for monitoring other extensions

"Little Rat is an open-source extension designed for network traffic monitoring. Easily view, monitor, and block traffic from other Chrome extensions on a per-extension basis."

I use it myself and I think it's a very useful extension for everyone who uses more than just few extensions for different purposes and don't fully trust them that they send no data as the developer promises, this extension can monitor the network and act as a firewall per-extension basis.

Download (Lite Version | Can't monitor requests, only block): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/little-rat/oiopkpalpilladnibecobcecijffaflf

Source Code and full version (recommended):
https://github.com/dnakov/little-rat/

(I'm not affliate with the developer in any way and just wanted to share this)

@privacyguides @privacy

PublicLewdness ,
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But who monitors the monitors ?

PublicLewdness ,
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I use uBlock Origin; Jshelter; and Privacy Badger. I don’t even see ads.

PublicLewdness ,
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My question regarding stuff like this is how do they know ? iOS is totally closed source. Even if Androidf isn’t perfect it has some open parts to it. Also you can use a DeGoogled OS which you have zero options for something similar on iOS. No closed source OS should be considered private or secure in my books.

Signal is Flawed, Why XMPP is Amazing! (new animated video) (monero.town)

Some will curse me out for discussing decentralization and freedom. I am NOT saying the average person should be concerned with CIA spying. What I’m saying is that one should promote decentralized internet infrastructures that empower the individual over corrupt institutions, even though this threat model likely does not apply...

PublicLewdness ,
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Signal requires a phone number which is a non starter for me. I refuse to bend to that. I’ll stick with Session; XMPP; Matrix; etc.

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I’ve never used a VPN where I didn’t get a big drop in speed. Privacy and security don’t mesh well with speed in most cases.

PublicLewdness ,
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I take it not as a nightmare but a challenge.

What are the best zoom alternatives? (nitter.net)

After this announcement, I am planning to reject meetings organised in zoom. But the problem is that it’s really good. So, is there any privacy friendly and viable alternatives to zoom? It does not have to be open source because I nearly tried all alternatives. Your experiences?

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People who decide what software to use based on what others will label them as are cowards.

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On my desktop/laptop I use Abrowser. On mobile I use Mull. You could say I have been doing my part for years but thanks for joining me.

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I already use Trisquel; libre kernel; Abrowser; DivestOS; SearXNG; Nextcloud; Matrix; XMPP; Session; Odysee and Peertube; KeePassXC; Tutanota and Protonmail; ProtonVPN. Not sure How much further I can go without going with a Talos II.

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I use ProtonVPN and am happy but not sure if they allow port forwarding.

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I think VPN’s are not a magic bullet but they serve a purpose.

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