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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

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My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!

Happy that I was able to work in shout-outs to and @pixelfed

MySpace has lost all the music users uploaded between 2003 and 2015

Backups? Nah.. they're not very rock 'n roll...

DARPA is working with a contractor to design and build new voting machines, based on a secure hardware project. Contrary to previous digital voting efforts, these new machines will be developed in collaboration with the community, and entirely open-source. This is a pretty major and important step towards a modern voting system.

#security #infosec #democracy

I'm trying to explain boiling water to my 4yo.

Me: We're waiting for the bubbles.

Him: Bubbles! *Goes and gets a bubble wand*


I mostly write about security and such, but every now and again I get to churn out a massive story about how to quit Twitter and start a new life here on Masto. I tried to cover as many bases as possible, but lmk if I missed anything really important!

Holy crap, #DwarfFortress is getting a tileset/UI overhaul and being sold on By the folks who made Moon Hunters.

:blobaww: OH MY GOD IT'S SO SHINY.

#gaming #procgen

“The Silmarillion” sounds like a Crayola colour

Check out my new blog, Crabs on Security. It's a blog, written by crabs.

The Russian government has ordered a partial block of ProtonMail, preventing some Russian mail servers from reaching us. We have managed to restore services at this time. More information about the block and our recommendations can be found here:

Jigsaw (read: Google-adjacent) has an internet toxicity dial that uses machine learning to identify hateful or abusive comments.
It's a cool idea! But I dislike that the idea of trying to solve a societal ill with technology. This could be the piece of fixing our world, but it's not the solution.

.@nextcloud is well known as an online file storage system, but did you know it also has a wide range of useful add-ons?

You can take a look at:

Some highlights include video chat, collaborative document editing, calendars, music libraries, news feeds etc.

Once you've installed #NextCloud, you can add these extras very easily from the built-in app store.

You can also use NextCloud through a managed service such as or

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