Today I learned that USB-C MacBooks can sometimes send 20V to a 5V USB-C Yubikey, releasing the magic smoke from inside. 🔥

I'm getting started developing a resource about the harms of tech, and I need feedback from a few technology creators, researchers, journalists, or concerned people. Would you be willing to email your answers to 10 questions? Let me know! Send me an email address that works for you, and I'll send more info!

#F-Droid is an open source ethical alternative to Google Play, and can be installed on most Android devices.

Unlike commercial app stores, apps on F-Droid are free, open source and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at:

f-droid.org/

If you have any questions, you can follow their official account on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AlternativesAtoZ #Fdroid #DeleteGoogle #AppStores

There's been some progress in producing actual free software builds of the Android SDK. We'll need some help tp bring it over the finish line: forum.f-droid.org/t/call-for-h
#foss #fdroid #android

Want to work for the /e/ project?
=> I'm recruiting a sysadmin/devops 👨‍🦰👩‍🦰💻👾💪
Remote is OK.
gael@e.email or PM me
#sysadmin #devops #jobs #jobopportunity
#mydataismydata #privacy #opensource
e.foundation

Reminder: SyncThing is pretty great and you should check it out

oh fuck i think the smoke from the wildfires is killing the server in my garage u_u

Hi, welcome to accidentally running an open SMTP relay, because I'm an idiot and didn't update my scripts

Hey U.S. citizens who have congressional representation, a request:

Please go vote today! Then next week, call your congressional representatives and tell them the 660,000 people in DC and 3.3 million people in Puerto Rico pay full taxes, are full citizens, yet don't have the congressional representation of the 530,000 people of Wyoming, and maybe systematic disenfranchisement (of a majority African-American and a majority Hispanic area) isn't OK anymore.

Thx in advance,

The disenfranchised.

i went to go vote. i got to the local polling place and opened the door, it was just bees. an angry swarm of bees. but i got an "i voted" sticker on the way out so i guess it worked

I'm here to celebrate democracy, and our grim meathook future

Just hopping on for a second to say Syncthing is pretty interesting, happy so far

Social media still feeling toxic to me, even if it is decentralized, open source, fully automated green communism. Something is wrong. I'm gonna get this off my phone for a minute.

Tfw you see someone struggling, you want to help by replying something positive or pragmatic about the situation / path to help, but you just end up doing 495 drafts of a reply to finally give up 20 min later

Dear @tim_cook - you probably won't read it, especially on Mastodon ^^, but I wrote an open letter to you, regarding your recent statements on user's data privacy and Apple. #mydataisMYdata /e/Foundation
medium.com/@gael_duval/an-open

As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.

This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.

#DeleteFacebook

The President is now openly a nationalist. The stakes in this election are sky high. It’s not arbitrary. It’s not academic. Lives, and all of our futures, are at stake. werd.io/2018/we-fought-wars-to

RT @sailorsocialist@twitter.com: Helping adults learn to not call the police with an image commonly used for kindergartners is incredibly my brand

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sailorsocialist/st

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hi jorts boost this so my old lurkers can find me

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