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Marcus Mengs posted HTTP dumps from #Instagram mobile app that collects and sends to Meta the following details:

SSID and BSSID of all local WiFi networks, including yours
BLE beacons
Detailed GPS (!) location

What is upcycling? 🤔

When we reclaim a product that would go to waste and at the same time we improve it, it means we upcycle it.

With the help of #FreeSoftware we can upcycle phones and overcome software obsolescence. #UpcyclingAndroid #ewwr2021

Learn about recommended #FreeSofware Apps and watch our video where @3rik demonstrates the Free-Software-App-Repository "F-Droid" with its decentralised and anti-censorship feature.


If only one in three of us would use their device one year longer, we could save the resources of producing hundreds of millions phones annually.

#UpcyclingAndroid helps the environment by using #FreeSoftware to overcome software obsolescence. #ewwr2021

Everyone knows that #BlackFriday sales are pretty awful, the prices are usually the same as the rest of the year! :eyeroll:

Why not donate to a nice Fediverse project instead? :awwwblob:

ActivityPub for Wordpress - Plugin which adds your Wordpress blog to the Fediverse

BookWyrm - GoodReads alternative

FunkWhale - Federated music & podcast platform

Mastodon - Twitter alternative

Mobilizon - Facebook Events alternative made by Framasoft

PeerTube - YouTube alternative made by Framasoft

PixelFed - Instagram alternative

Also shoutouts to WriteFreely (a Medium alternative) and Friendica (a Facebook alternative) which don't have donation pages, but which deserve support 👏


Here we are!
🎉✌️ #Mobilizon v2 has just been released ✌️🎉

We hope you 'll be able to free your events & groups from the clutches of Facebook 😉

Read about a year of improvements from your feedback here :

Do you follow someone on Mastodon who does great posts but not-so-great boosts? Or maybe they boost too much?

You can mute just their boosts if you like:

1. Go to their profile
2. Click on "..."
3. Select "Hide boosts from"

This will not affect their own posts, which you will see as normal.

P.S. If you're new here, boosts are the equivalent of retweets or shares 🔁

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Boosts

Do you donate #blood?

Do you use Mastodon through an app?

Could you post a reply letting us know the good things and the bad things about the app you use?

Hopefully we can get a thread going to help people discover and choose the right app for them.

(Thanks to 438 for suggesting this topic!)

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Apps #AskMastodon #AskFediverse #AskTheFediverse

Always remember you can shift-secondary-click to override stupid websites that try to take over the context menu

It's complete! Yesterday was the last day my Hatebook account existed. The delete request completed and I no longer exist on that hate-for-profit, misinformation peddler.

The #KDEEco website is now live. Join us and help us make more energy-efficient software and reduce e-waste.

There are times when we stop
We sit still
We listen
And breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.

- James Carroll

Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit.


If you want to keep maximum control over who can see your posts on Mastodon, do both of these:

1. Set your default post visibility to "followers-only" by going to Preferences > Other > Posting Privacy > Followers-Only and then click "Save Changes"

2. Switch on follow requests by going to Edit Profile > Require Follow Requests and click "Save Changes"

These two things together mean by default your Mastodon posts from then on will only be visible to people you have actively approved as your followers.

(You can still publish public posts with these settings, but you will have to change a post's own privacy setting to public.)

(Also note this doesn't apply retroactively, public posts you've already made in the past will still be public.)

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Privacy

What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

History repeats itself only if one does not listen the first time.

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Canadian Mastodon Server

Canadian Mastodon Server, eh! 🇨🇦