Just wanna say...
I started self-hosting as early as 2011 and things are SO much nicer now than they use to be!
Most of that is a direct result of the projects @NGIZero has helped fund.
"It’s compelling to look at the non-hosting users, conclude that they are a smashing majority (99.8% !!!!), and make a sweeping conclusion that no one wants to host their own servers. Yet it’s precisely because of those 0.2% that the system is capable of existing. Take them away, and the whole system dies."
Great post. The tiny minority of people running the network are a key constituency. They need good #UX too.
City residents are heavily surveilled in the U.S. Check out this graphic to learn how--from under the ground to high up in the atmosphere--people's movements and communications are tracked, traced, monitored, and recorded. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/graphic-overlapping-infrastructure-urban-surveillance-and-how-fix-it
Back-doors are not a safety feature in encryption or vehicles...
We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support.
Let's Encrypt and Certbot making the web a safer place. Now if we could just do something about end-users....
In 2010, EFF launched its campaign to encrypt the entire web—that is, move all websites from non-secure HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. Over 10 years later, 2021 has brought us even closer to achieving that goal. With various measurement sources reporting over 90% of web traffic encrypted,...
Internet vs. crypto adoption chart predicts 1 billion users by 2027 | CryptoSlate
#Encryption is the same as wearing a #mask. It's all a little more tedious and you have to think about it, but eventually you do it automatically. You #protect not only yourself but also your fellow #peoples. You're helping the general #public keep #surveillance down until it goes away.
✊ XMPP, A Comeback Story: A 20 Year Old Messaging Protocol For Robust, Private and Decentralized Communications
🧐 Read the full article (https://takebackourtech.org/xmpp-comeback/)
🎥 Watch on Odysee (https://odysee.com/@takebackourtech:f/xmpp-comeback:9)
Everyone loves a comeback story.
Can a 20 year old overlooked technology make a comeback as a completely decentralized, free, and scalable technology for the growing masses of people who value freedom and privacy?
On Oct 26, we sent a formal letter to Truth Social’s chief legal officer, requesting the source code to be made publicly available in compliance with the license.
According to AGPLv3, after being notified by the copyright holder, Truth Social has 30 days to comply or the license may be permanently revoked.
A small victory: An hour after we sent a cease & desist letter to #Gab's legal team on Oct 21 regarding their failure to publish up-to-date source code in compliance with Mastodon's AGPLv3 license, they have uploaded a new version.
That is not all that we demanded in the letter, but it is nevertheless a victory in upholding the AGPLv3 license of our project, and a signal to those who doubt that we are willing to show teeth to those who ignore it.
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