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This is basically Philly for you. It’s that kind of a place.


That’s why I prefer Matrix. But it’s hard to convince people to use Matrix so Telegram it is.


This is my argument for Telegram. It’s clients are open source and has good Linux support. And unlike Signal it’s actually nice to use. (non-tech people usually dislike using Signal, but the feedback from Telegram is very positive)





You can care about privacy, or you can ask a phone number during sign up. Those things are mutually exclusive.

Don’t use Signal you care about privacy.



I think this happens if you enable the in-app browser, rather than going to FF.


We have been doing early morning runs or bicycle rides since the pandemic began. It was very difficult in the beginning, but feels great now!




YouTube has ads? I’ve never seen any. That’s because I use uBlock Origin and NewPipe.


This is a typical LeopardsAteMyFace moment. Democrats spent years to kill online privacy and to get tech giants to act like online cops.

This abortion issue might finally convince the Democratic party about the value of privacy.



Which instance should I migrate to? I tried Beehaw but didn’t like it due to the lack of downvotes. I’ll try perthchat next. Anyone else?



HackerNews admins flag/ban users for criticising US spying
**Context:** Landmark court decision in Germany prohibits the use of European subsidiaries of US Cloud providers for public infrastructure, calling it a violation of GDPR. Hackers news admins berate users who criticise US spying programs and start flagging them. See one example of mod dang doing it here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32389842
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Signal is validated over sms and uses a ton of Google APIs. I’ll pass.