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Cake day: Jun 07, 2020


KeePass DX/XC. Offline, you can choose to sync database in any cloud way you want, create offline backups, does not matter.

Mint. After Windows 10 happened, I jumped ship from Windows 7 and adopted Ubuntu 16.04 --> 18.04 for 5 years, then last month I freshly installed 22.04 since I stick to LTS. Jumped to Mint in 2 weeks.

I use just one Snap, rest are native, and a dozen or so Flatpaks and about a dozen Appimages.

I will not lie, these few years, from 2015 Gamergate to Trump to HongKong to Xinjiang to COVID to Ukraine, are one of the most insane years in all of human history, because of the hyper fast digital connectivity humanity has experienced for the first time, and which has also been used to document all this in an information overflow manner.

Fascism. So I would probably also end up banning myself hypothetically, since this post says I would be a dictator. Dictators are fascists.


An actual pit where whoever falls just keeps falling endlessly, never dies but can also never live again…

So, why are all of you feeling scared about falling into that kind of pit IRL?

It was an exaggerated joke about the “mike hawk” labelling. Do not worry, we good!

Why did you do this to me? I have nothing to do with any such thing.

Every social network can breed problems because this is how humans are - a mega colossal mixed bag. What matters is how you perform moderation to ensure minimal conflicts, and/or what kind of community do the heads desire.

Lemmy has become infected with the Reddit illnesses already (neglect of nuanced moderation besides political addressing, Reddit style hivemind voting, posters willingly discarding morality) but certain things like trolling and harassment are somewhat decently dealt with. The problem is that Lemmy still lacks a large userbase, and yet these problems are flourishing.

I have no idea, I came on Lemmy about 2 years ago. This sounds very weird.

I certify Chompsky as a Jingoistic Professor.

Threads can take 12-24 hours to be crawled through for the first time.

Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370

What are easy to present criticisms of mainstream outlets like BBC and CNN?
While it is easy to use phrases like "use critical thinking", this is not easy for elders or cousins in families to be told, as this is not lucid to understand in a snap. It is essential for criticism to be easily communicable to ordinary people that watch Google Feed or MSN News daily, and I feel that such criticism is not even easy to access or read, considering ordinary people have been cornered from MSM, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and rest of Big Tech and Western media apparatus. If you love your BBC and CNN feeds, avoid this post, this is not for you.

r/PrivacyGuides restored citation-less slander post as facts, and GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory is proven correct by one of its members
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/143981 > Mod statement: https://np.reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/hs1dxux?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/LahmNkO.jpg > > dng99/dngray has branded a citation-less slander post as facts. These are the "community standards" of r/PrivacyGuides. Always remember this. > > u/trai_dep, the record stands corrected once again > > Moreover, my theory about GrapheneOS community using sockpuppets is true, as confirmed by... > > https://np.reddit.com/r/fdroid/comments/rxtc14/came_across_this_thoughts/hs1o6no?context=3 > > https://i.imgur.com/JX6uTpx.jpg > > Tommy_Tran = B0risGrishenko (OP of slander post). Thanks for confirming my GrapheneOS community sockpuppet theory.

r/PrivacyGuides is allowing a personally targeting post with my name in post title currently, slandering me and my smartphone guide
https://teddit.net/r/PrivacyGuides/comments/rxf02a/theanonymousjoker_false_privacy_prophet/ This is one of key GrapheneOS community members doing it, and r/PrivacyGuides has the same moderation team as r/privacytoolsio before, and the main moderator of r/privacy is also same. Has anyone seen this kind of behaviour in overall privacy community? Edit: https://ghostarchive.org/archive/ttkkU reddit post archived

100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 4.0
https://lemmy.ml/post/128667 Crosspost but the guide body is so long, I had to break it into 5 parts.

[TINY GUIDE] How to stay safe from Pegasus and most social engineering malware these days
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/74540 > Hello! I think it is a nice time to re-mention some 101 tips of IT security for folks here, that I also practice. Pegasus malware investigation will be big news for a good while, so the more awareness it helps spread, the better. > > # RULE 1 > > DO NOT CLICK ON RANDOM SMS AND EMAIL LINKS. Please, do not do this, ever. Just do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. Do not do it. > > Yes, that is how many times I repeated that line. That is how important this rule is. > > Also, do not download random email attachments. > > Phishing is such a common tactic that one would think this problem has been solved by now, but it has not. > > # RULE 2 > > Keep OFF auto download of photos, videos, documents and so on on WhatsApp, Signal and such apps. > > Drive by downloads being self executable surprise bombs is not a new thing. Basically, this rule is similar to keeping off AutoPlay for external USB sticks on Windows computers. > > # RULE 3 > > Avoid using popular software too much. > > I get it, this is a hard rule to workaround considering how much we need to use WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram and so on, so it is a lot better to compartmentalise your activities among multiple messengers. > > Pegasus and a lot of specialised malware uses zero-days to be able to design zero click deployment tricks, which is what these government surveillance tools are good at reserving. They use their millions of dollars of funding and R&D properly, so you have to be careful. > > As an example, try to keep WhatsApp internet turned off most of the times via NetGuard, and turn it on only when needed, a good method I have earlier suggested as well in my smartphone hardening guide. > > # CONCLUSION > > Those were some thoughts on the top of my head, before I go to sleep. Stay safe against surveillance! And feel free to ask whatever you want to!

[Belarus, Russia] How ProtonMail Lost the Public Trust it Needs to do Business [Moon Of Alabama]
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/67987 > A fellow sent this to me, providing proof of how ProtonMail is vulnerable to state actors and for any activism or non-regular activities.

Why does Lemmy look so wholesome even without the garbage stuff and gild award tokens? Why is there a lack of (retro and pre 2010) gaming discussions?
It feels refreshing like the old days of Reddit minus the bad stuff. People discussing hobbies, music, technology and stuff. The one thing this place needs now is gaming discussions.

[PDF] Apple Transparency Report: Government and private party requests [Apple]
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/60334 > Summary > > Out of 170K device requests, USA made ~56% (82% complied), Germany made ~11% (81% complied), China made ~8% (94% complied), Brazil made ~5% (85% complied) and Japan, South Korea, Hungary and Sweden made ~2% (~84% average complied). > > Total compliance rate is 80% according to Apple. > > For 85% of 31K iCloud accounts, user data was provided by Apple upon requests. 58% of these came from USA.

Comment section for 100% FOSS Smartphone Hardening non-root Guide 3.0 (for normal people) ft. some advanced tricks
Guide: https://lemmy.ml/post/54596 I locked that post due to Lemmy limitations for post word limit, and commenting on post would have spoiled the rest of guide put in comments as a hack.