"September has been a busy month for malicious Android apps, with dozens of them from a single malware family alone flooding either Google Play or third-party markets [...]"

Well, I know one place where it won't be found. Just switch to @fdroidorg 😎

arstechnica.com/?post_type=pos

@e_mydata Now that MicroG supports the Exposure Notifications API, is this feature coming to /e/? Thanks.

New on let's you open links from other apps in a private window. For me that's a huge plus. I always used to use Firefox Focus (Klar in Germany) to open links out of my RSS reader because so many news sites are full of trackers. This is better.

@keyoxide First off, thank you - for your work, and also for the way you respond to toots. I find it important to say that once in a while 😊.
Now, I have a question. I'm selfhosting, but not using docker. I installed from git, set up a systemd service for the node command, and put it behind an Apache reverse proxy. I just pulled, and now QR codes aren't being generated anymore. Are there any new requirements I need to install to get this back? Commit: 3f05acb0c8a6605696fc85c39bb34c125d5884ef

@keyoxide I looked into generating the XMPP / OMEMO URI with Gajim, and it's actually not as difficult as the Keyoxide documentation makes it sound. You just need a phone with a barcode scanner. In an OMEMO encrypted conversation in Gajim, click on the shield at the bottom, then "Own Fingerprint", then scan the code with a generic barcode scanner (not Conversations).

@keyoxide I want to see if I understand something correctly...

The proof page is being generated on the fly by the browser, right? So if I embed an iframe on a contact page with the source in the form of keyoxide.org/<keyfingerprint>, wouldn't that protect my e-mail address from spam bots crawling the web for e-mail addresses?

I just noticed that @protonmail quietly snuk by a Github release including an APK. Nice. While push notifications are apparently still Google dependent, at least it's installable from somewhere other than the Play Store - which means it's installable on degoogled LineageOS (without having to resort to grey-area solutions like Aurora or Yalp store.) Thanks!

The problem with #TikTok is not whether it is based in China or the US. The problem with TikTok is TikTok:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/proble The US ban of TikTok suggests that surveillance via social media giants is okay, but not when the surveillance is being done by China. While TikTok might be one of the worst surveillance machines, we have to understand that surveillance is always bad. Let's fight for our right to #privacy. 💪

@keyoxide Thanks for updating the documentation on how to remove proofs. I messed up when adding one specific proof. I had to restore my key from backup and start from scratch because I couldn't find anything about this anywhere, except for one thread on superuser which never got an answer. Apparently, notations are not a widely used feature of PGP / GPG...

I hope that git will at some point support federated identities. I'm really getting tired of having to create new accounts on git instances just to participate in the discussion of a project and its issues.

Just go and wear a fucking already instead of bitching at the employees. Fucking babies. </rant>

(Sorry. This just needed to get out. I had an especially bad morning with those idiots.)

@protonmail Do you know of any issues with the Bridge and Thunderbird 78? I keep getting "Unable to log in at server. Probably wrong configuration, user name, or password." On Thunderbird 68, from the Debian repositories, it works just fine, and other (non-Proton) e-mail accounts also work in 78.

@matrix Well, if you need one more argument in favor of Riot...

Admittedly this is LineageOS minus Google Apps, but still. This seems a bit extreme.

I couldn't decide whether I want to focus on English or German for this account, so I created another one for German, hence the helpful "EN" in the name 😉

@haru_de

Now I just need to see if I can fix the WriteFreely instance I put up yesterday or if I have to start from scratch there, too...

I had been using the sigdrifa handle on and off for, oh, probably about a decade and a half, since I came across it in a book I liked, but it really has lost all meaning. This is my old Second Life handle, and while I'm not actually using Second Life anymore (still have the account, though), at least this one is all mine.

I just ditched my old domain, sigdrifa.eu. Unfortunately, that means I have to start over since I got the new instance running on the same server as the old one. Since I hadn't really done that much yet, I didn't consider it a great enough loss to dig into running two instances on the same machine.

Haru Jishnu - EN's choices:

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