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#Fediverse, I created "Warn Common Password" addon. Shows warning notification if user enters a weak common password by comparing it against a *bundled* list of 500000 words. Unlike similar addons, it works ENTIRELY OFFLINE and never makes a network call.

(Other addons might encrypt/hash password and TLS-send to a third party remote server. Password in any form should only be sent to 1st party and not 3rd parties even if trusted)

#Security #Privacy #WarnCommonPassword

I have a feeling that "decentralization" is going to become the new fuzzword of the 2020s.

The internet has been a decentralized network since it's concept. It's just that people never thought that so many people concentrated into one single hub was going to be so bothersome back when the internet, more specifically the web, was still a new thing and people didn't care that much about a service being centralized.

"Children do not have ingrained prejudices. Therefore we have made this game to expose them to different cultures early so they can create a cultural bridge."

-- Indigenopoly hi-tech board game hackathon team at #FOSSASIA team

#SDG10 #GlobalGoals

That's a wrap on #FOSSASIA year 10! Here's to another decade of working together to use technology & #FreeSoftware to make the world a better place!

Big thanks to so many who worked so hard to make it happen.

#OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS

And the award for the cover of the week goes to … Bloomberg!


It’s never too late for better product design

Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation
"The sharing deals empowered Microsoft’s Bing search engine to map out the friends of virtually all Facebook users without their explicit consent, and allowed Amazon to obtain users’ names and contact information through their friends. Apple was able to hide from Facebook users all indicators that its devices were even asking for data."

Oh I deleted my gmail account, I’m trying this new thing called email. It’s like gmail but federated.

Windows 95 implemented in JavaScript: 😱🤯

I think the scariest thing about this project is how not old Windows 95 feels.

Like I can still smell the shrink wrap on my Windows 95 floppies.

Facebook does the things even an unreasonable complot theorist couldn't make up. Security (2FA) phone number also used for lots of other things
For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there's no way to disable that.

Protonmail has been awarded €2 million from the EU to further develop the Proton ecosystem

This is a perfect example of the problem with having every browser being based off Chromium. We need alternative browser engine implementations to have a robust and secure web.

Americans of both parties have made their opinion on #NetNeutrality clear. Over and over again, we’ve spoken out. And we’re going to keep doing it until we get the Internet we deserve.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.