F-Droids statement on their ban of Gab
(submitted by s9w)
tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
Friendos and cool people.
We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!
If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective
Far-Right Incel + MRA circles applauding 4chan user who murdered his girlfriend Sunday + then posted photos of her mutilated body on Instagram. "...remember to subscribe to Pewdiepie..." he stated on Discord as people posted smiling Pepe memes in response. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/instagram-influencer-killing-photos-posted
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
Friendly reminder to boycott #PrimeDayAmazon in support of their striking employees who are expected to walk 10s of miles through warehouses every day and have their job security threatened by any illness, injury, or need for the bathroom.
Try bind mounts.
There's all manner of things you can't do on iOS. That's why I don't use it. Take that shit up with Apple. If my friends want advice or help rooting their androids, I am always happy to assist, but if you think I'm obligated to make life easier for some asshole to spread racist propaganda then you're wrong. Should I help pedophiles too? I've got a moral and ethical code that tells me no.
ICE raids in NYC, please boost
ICE in NYC tried to do raids a day early, hoping to get to immigrant residents who were preparing for the raids to start tomorrow.
They tried to raid in Harlem and Sunset Park but weren’t allowed into any buildings because they didn’t have warrants.
They plan to get warrants and go back at least to Sunset Park.
If you know any immigrants in NYC please tell them to know their rights and take precautions.
I keep seeing people focus on the harm that encountering a racist message online does, as if that's all this is about. Deplatforming is also about disrupting their propaganda, outreach and organizing. Anyone engaging in good faith should recognize the material dangers that such represents.
Fediverse vs Fascism: my prediction
I agree, unfortunately. The 'centrists' still around at that time will be like "Maybe the REAL fascists, were the ones we became along the way"
He's my admin too. I don't think he's a nazi, but I do think he's supporting gab by not blocking them. He feels he has good reasons, and is defending his principles. I similarly will argue my point of view. Obviously there is passion all around, but if that counts as "force", then I see the same applied to those who choose to defederate from such instances. Why try to " force" users or instances to federate where they don't want to? You may have to choose who you prefer to federate with.
Marianne Williamson bong water
No one is forcing anyone to do anything. I can't force my admin to block an instance but I can attempt to persuade (educate) them, and hope they make that choice. You can educate yourself about different instances, and choose where you want to be and what software you want to use. We're all human, and we all have choices.