Holy crap, guys. YouTube's algorithm is BURYING the latest video ostensibly because the title is talking smack. Check out the video! youtube.com/watch?v=3rwr9xuiCR

Here it is. It's time for a FreeDesktop dark style preference. Here's what that would entail, and why: medium.com/p/614f501ae4ca

These updates are included in elementary OS as well. Pop open AppCenter and run your usual updates to stay secure.

RT @Canonical@twitter.com

Ubuntu updates are published to mitigate new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities covering releases 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 18.10, 19.04 and 14.04 ESM.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Canonical/status/1

We strive to make Firefox a great experience. Last weekend we failed, and we’re sorry.

More here, but one call out: if you enabled telemetry to get the initial fix, we’re deleting all data collected since May 4 to respect your choice as much as possible.

t.co/oVc0ClJLhb tweeted by @Firefox

Today we've updated the Librem One website with two important documents:

A short guide to staying safe online no matter what online service you are using. Like our policy document we've kept it short and to the point, with links to more detailed, independent resources if you'd like to learn more.


As well as a code of conduct that makes it clear we will respond to reports of harassment, for example on Librem Social, our opt-in social network.


As an open source community, we should all build one another up instead of tearing each other down. Differences aside, we all have the same common goal. Don't you agree @lunduke @gbryant

Curious about the policies for Librem.One services (Chat, Social, etc.)?

- No Ads.
- No Tracking.
- We don't share or sell any of your data.
- We do not build profiles.
- We release all of our source code as Free Software.

More details here:

Notes-Up for elementary OS is your new notebook. Stay organized with multiple notebooks, tags, search, and auto-saving. With Markdown support you can even take rich notes in a standard, evergreen format. #GetItOnAppCenter for $12 or pay what you want. buff.ly/2vyepd0

My overview of Librem Social, and how to use social.librem.one elsewhere from their app, via : beta.lbry.tv/librem-social-a-d

A little sneak peek at the upcoming installer. 👀

RT @CassidyJames@twitter.com

@thelinuxEXP@twitter.com @reality_be_rent@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/CassidyJames/statu

I still appreciate what Purism are doing with , to help the average user switch over to decentralized services, but I decided to go back to using on my phone instead of Librem Social.

It's a great Mastodon app, and if you're a big fan of it too, consider tossing some money their way: opencollective.com/tusky/donat

A animal with a history of abuse will often flinch when a well-meaning new owner tries to pet it. It takes a lot of time and effort to rebuild trust and security.

The emotional damage in the community from decades of abuse by exploitative companies isn't acknowledged nearly enough, and is hard to overcome.

New month, new updates! Check out our latest blog post to see what's new in elementary OS buff.ly/2VaJ5QV

Going by a username or alias was like, *the* thing to do back when I started engaging with the internet (which was like...12-13 years ago? Maybe longer. I feel old now). It's less common nowadays, though. So, for now, I've changed my display name to be my real name.

100 points to whoever pronounces my last name correctly

I just pitched in a little to help fund Tusky, a great native Android app for Mastodon. If you use Mastodon on Android, consider doing so as well! opencollective.com/tusky/donat

"Most people want to opt-in to what they want to follow, be that a news feed, a celebrity, a friend, or family. Most people do not want to be force-fed a constant stream of manipulated content to catch and keep their attention."


@purism Thx for this blog post. I would really appreciate it if you put a notice into Librem social that it is a fork of Tusky. Here is our opencollective in case you want to support the Tusky team opencollective.com/tusky


Trouble is we admin folk get to pay whack a mole with instances they may offer up or those who end up deploying their fork. We have no ability to stay ahead of the deployments and manage things appropriately.

I *could* get creative with an MRF in Pleroma to auto-block instances that don't public the usual mastodon timeines but that's guess work and leaves Mastodon instances open to more harassment.

I encounter at least 1 shitty instance per week and I'm NOT a target, I can't imagine what others who are targets have to deal with.

Why should we waste the collective time of others when the TOOLS EXIST ALREADY and were REMOVED?

Admins are rarely paid and I do not appreciate people wasting my precious time by removing safety features and pushing bock lists.

When was the last time you tried self-hosting e-mail? Ever end up on a block list or gray list?

How easy is it to undo a bad actor submitting your instance to a block list or graylist?

@purism you would be wise to merge !4 in your GitLab instance


Not doing so would be a fools errand on the ActivityPub network.

Block lists do NOT work.

Ever self-hosted an e-mail server and had a bad actor submit your domain to a block list? How hard was it to be removed from said list once you were part of it? Were all of the other servers using that list ever updated to remove your entry once it was discovered and the problem rectified?

Think about that scenario long and hard, especially in the context of NON CORPORATE admins and actors who don't have the time, capacity or desire to fight with a block list removal because they were targeted by a bad actor.
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