Hello Fediworld 👋

most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:

(or swiso.org for short)

I want to thank @gemlog for preparing the web-archive version and @LuKaRo for extracting the missing pages from the Google Cache. Would have taken so much longer without you two 🙂

@celesteh No clue who is involved and yes I agree. I put some messages on the bird site too which I hope they see.

What is browser fingerprinting? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? Find out in this guest post by Pierre Laperdrix

"Any script running in your browser can silently build a fingerprint of your device without you even knowing about it."


Blimey! I have Librem 5 on order since December. Seems like a mega complex way to do things. I hope it's good!

Both Purism Librem 5 and PinePhone are shipping in September! :blobaww:

Librem 5 shipping announcement

PinePhone shipping announcement

Both are somewhat unpolished early-adopter versions though. But it is good to see that they're real and coming soon! 🎉

#Librem5 #PinePhone

Very exciting call for research:

Mozilla has an interest in potentially integrating more of Tor into Firefox 🔥

Tor has never been deployed at this scale, so there are a lot of considerations to research before giving this a try.

Learn more & apply for Mozilla's Research Grant: blog.torproject.org/mozilla-re


You're right this is really great.

I'd love to know who wrote that Google post and how they sleep. To try and manipulate the truth that much takes serious effort.


Have done on the bird site lots

"Here's my life changing innovation blog post" link goes to medium

Me: "How comes your post looks like all the other posts?"


I'll scold for using medium :)

You're right though - ownership is resistance

@fitheach @cloudflarelink

No me neither.

TBH I encounter dozens of links on here which go to US sites with dark pattern 'authorisation' screens to give site permission to spy on me despite GDPR. They are often won't allow me to view the page unless I 'agree'.

These are effectively inaccesible to me. US citizens don't see this.

@cloudflarelink @fitheach

is it possible to know this page might be inaccessible?

I don't want to be posting links people can't see.


Also good for a DAT site if it's small of course.

@aral They don't have a web server yet as the standard freedombox so possible gap in the market? I'm looking to put my website on my box and make as small as possible so I can power it with a solar panel. Static site could be a good option. :)

@aral This looks really cool. I'd love to see site.js bundled on something like Freedombox to make it even easier.to roll out to more people

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