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Return to Azeroth with comedy! " A Very Flintlocke Christmas " with a very special appearance by Flintlocke author: Fargo (Dave Kozak)

NYC: Tomorrow night, join Electronic Frontier Alliance ally @RethinkLinkNYC at @PeoplesForumNYC for a discussion on local organizing as a check on big tech companies.

I’m for stricter gun laws in the US but this is not just giving access to the person’s account 24/7/365. It is giving over the private information for all that follow/interact w said person too & all of it will be stored elsewhere forever (& most likely leaked). #Privacy

“Gun Bill To Require Buyers To Hand Over Social Media Passwords & Search History”


" Facebook data breach. The DPC is concerned that this breach was discovered on Tuesday & affects millions of users. At present Facebook is unable to clarify the nature of the breach & risk to users. We are pressing Facebook to urgently clarify these matters. "

had a couple websites prompted for access to camera or mic recently (recently switched to #Firefox mobile on Android, have adblock plus installed)

Not a great look folks.

"Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. All told, some 74% of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of these three actions in the past year."

#facebook #social

Simple Analytics ( looks incredible. It's an alternative to Google Analytics, and all the other large analytics providers who track your users extensively. I love the idea, and the execution looks great! Might have to give this a try sometime soon.

Just listening to this great podcast about #Mastodon with @Gargron. Interesting to hear how he sees Mastodon, the motivation behind it, etc. Nice to hear that it is not "just for fun" but that he has a clear vision on how the internet and #socialNetworks should work and about the importance of #decentralization and #federation.

To explain this a bit, the network storage with the videos was in a different data center than the actual server (around 300km distance). I moved the VPS to the same datacenter where the videos are stored. This gives a bit lower latency to access videos, and hopefully also a bit more bandwidth to retrieve videos.


As Marx said, "Focus entirely on electoral races in NYC and totally abandon an internationalist and antagonistic perspective for the sake of 'popularizing socialism'. Read Jacobin and pretend that reformism is feasible in an era of violent climate change."

Have you explored the world of #bots on the #fediverse?

@botwiki's guide to creating Mastodon bots:

The #weather bot @bot_elmt, you can subscribe by selecting "Change location" and then a form of subscription:

Lots of #cute #animal (and other) bots to follow:

#ClickBait bot:

#JimBowen from #Bullseye bot:

Any other bots you would recommend?

Hey 👋 it's easier to follow an account than a hashtag, so I created this one for is a long-form reader, similar to Feedly, built to be a peaceful place to read things from the fediverse :fediverse: -- particularly from long-form platforms like #Plume, @write_as, #Microblogpub, etc. In the future it'll also support RSS and curating what you read on your own profile.

It's built from scratch to be #FOSS, and is still very early in its development. But...

It's time for #FollowFriday :pacmanblinky: :pacmanclyde: :pacmaninky: :pacmanpinky: :pacman:

@calendar_social Open federated alternative to Google Calendar, under development

@tootapp Toot!.app: New Mastodon app for iOS in beta testing

@doctorow Cory Doctorow: Writer and open internet campaigner

@samuelpepys Samuel Pepys: Livetooting from London in 1665

@GIbiz Official account for the gaming news site

Previous #FF posts:


" Regulatory complaint concerning massive, web-wide data breach by Google and other “ad tech” companies under Europe’s GDPR "

+++aktuelle Radiomeldung+++

#RadioErft meldet sehr angespannte Stimmung im #HambacherForst. Heute morgen sollen 1.000 Polizisten den Forst räumen. Derzeit ca. 150 Aktivisten im Forst.


" Twitter finally banned alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones "

Wait til he thinks of coming to the Mast. After the wilw fiasco, it would make hid seem merely like a cold and clamy frenchfry.

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more