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Currently working as a digital sherloc holmes investigating intrusions , before I worked in the offensive side of security as a pentester.

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It's better to provide a real-world example understand how dumb the EU's argument for #chatcontrol is.

Their argument is basically that they have to implement client-side checks on all the messaging apps to protect children from abuse.

Besides the sheer absurdity of the implementation of client-side checks for *all* the available apps out there, while not reducing people's privacy and not creating a backdoor that malicious actors will be eager to exploit, and besides the macroscopic contradictions in the EU's position (first they called E2E encryption a civic right, then they push for client-side checks on those E2E-encrypted chats), it's appropriate to provide a real-world example.

Most of the domestic abuse doesn't happen online. It happens within the domestic walls.

If we follow the EU's logic, it's therefore appropriate to push everyone with kids in the EU to install surveillance cameras and mics in their homes (you know, to ensure that they don't abuse their kids). Or maybe keep the doors of their houses open so authorities can immediately intervene in case of abuse.

In other words, is it allowed to drastically lower the bar for privacy and security for everyone for the benefit of a minority, without first considering if there are smarter solutions to solve the problems of that minority? Just to name a few: invite parents to pay more attention to what their kids do online, or establish a European emergency line with specialists immediately within reach in case of reports.

If you're currently on a massive server like, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.

You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it:

You can find reliable servers at (all the servers listed there agree to the covenant at Try to pick one with fewer people.

There are lots of good things about smaller servers:

-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.

-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.

-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.

-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.

-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

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Strijboll is an illustrator who draws stylised versions of reality, where familiar things are stretched and folded into interesting shapes. You can follow at:

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Strijboll has a linktree at

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"More than 25 human and digital rights organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, Electronic Privacy Information Center and Fight for the Future sent a letter to Zoom demanding the company end any plans to incorporate emotion AI features in its meeting software. "

I am glad this is getting more mainstream attention.

From personal experience I know many websites do this for the idea of maintaining state should the browser lose state, but even then

it's still creepy to think that your incomplete thoughts are being saved where others can potentially access it.

How many times have you written something in anger or otherwise emotional that you ultimately did not share? Or worse, did something dumb like including financial info?

Another #Summer! It's one of the hottest summers of this century in India. Every year, we put a bowl of water outside our house for the neighborhood's stray animals. We would refill them every 5-6 hours. But this year you'd not believe, there was kind of a `line` of animals (๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฟ) for water. It's crazy! We now keep our outside door open so they can drink from 2-3 buckets we have in our house. I put large chunks of ice so that the water doesn't get too warm. What have we done to #nature

Perfect explanation of the #Fediverse! A federated network of different (social media) projects, incl. #Mastodon, #Pixelfed and #Peertube. Glued together by the #ActivityPub protocol.

More info at


If you have a WordPress blog, you can attach it to the Fediverse using a special plugin.

This will let people on Mastodon (and elsewhere on the Fedi) follow your blog, see your blog posts in their timeline, comment on your blog posts, like them, share them etc.

The plugin is written by @pfefferle and is called ActivityPub For WordPress:

Note that this only works on independently hosted WordPress blogs.

It does not work on free blogs because they don't allow plugins (there is a paid option at but it's weirdly expensive).

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #ActivityPub

I assume we have lots of linux users on mastodon. Just curious, which distribution do you use?
Please comment, if your distro is not listed. #linux #opensource #foss

cheapest way I found to transfer crypto from one exchange to another is using XLM, usually the withdraw fees are very low as well as the transfer fees. And XLM is in most exchanges.

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InfoSec Community within the Fediverse. Newbies, experts, gurus - Everyone is Welcome! Instance is supposed to be fast and secure.

We have a Getting Started Guide here: