It seems that social media is becoming more and more about hostility. It's everyone's cowardly little place to beat their drum and stand on their soapbox. Really makes me glad things like dectralized federated social media alternatives are becoming a thing. Viva Mastodon and the fediverse. Be good to each other.
Everybody does it: The messy truth about infiltrating computer supply chains https://theintercept.com/2019/01/24/computer-supply-chain-attacks/
Firmware attacks like in this article are why the Heads tamper-evident BIOS is so important. With Heads the *user* is empowered to inspect, reproducibly build and reflash themselves instead of anchoring all trust in a vendor. #infosec https://theintercept.com/2019/01/24/computer-supply-chain-attacks/
@kylerankin Related to this, a few months ago I wrote a post that details some of the steps @Puri_sm takes to protect the digital supply chain: https://puri.sm/posts/protecting-the-digital-supply-chain/
@mastohost Update went smooth for my instance. Thanks a lot!
👋So, it's upgrade day and I will be starting the upgrade to v2.7.0 for all instance hosted in Masto.host now.
To avoid long waits during database upgrade there will be 2 downtimes of under 30 seconds. Meaning, your instance will go down and come back up and after some minutes (depending on instance size) the same will happen and the upgrade finished.
You can read the blog post with the highlights of v2.7.0 here: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/01/mastodon-2.7/
Any issues, please let me know.
"Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years"
Read about our upcoming PureOS App Store coming to Librem 5 and Librem laptops https://puri.sm/posts/purism-announces-pureos-store/. Exciting times are ahead of us! #DefendFreedom #PrivacySecurityNow
I never realized just how good of a replacement to Facebook a Twitter like platform could be. But if you boil down all that Facebook does, Twitter and Mastodon by extension are the important bits. Mastodon allows you to have a media gallery through your profile, and all of your toots are always in chronological order. No sorting algorithm getting in the way. Genius.
Hardware Updates for 2019! 🎉
Today we introduce Version 4 of the Librem laptop line — now with an updated CPU and graphics for all models and a 4k/HiDPI screen for the 15″ model.
In the current SV gold rush, your data is the gold. Enough time has gone by that easy gold from early small prospectors is gone. What remains are big unregulated operations strip-mining hillsides, filtering your gold from the muddy wash, leaving behind a bleak landscape. #privacy
Wanna know how we designed the dev kit? Check out this post on designing the librem 5 dev kit with all free software tools - https://puri.sm/posts/how-we-designed-the-librem-5-dev-kit-with-100-free-software/! #DemandFreedom #OpposeSurveillanceCapitalism
Loved this analogy:
"Since then, decades of abstraction have stacked up like a pile of mattresses, and most of us just roll around on top." -Carl Tashian
And yes, I too have the 4 book set sitting on my shelf. 🤣
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