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See the biases there?

Brave is filled with crypto junk

Sure, stay away from that “junk” bro.

Anyway:

when you can simply install uBlock Origin in Firefox and it is miles ahead of anything

I mentioned LibreWolf.

There’s nothing valuable on your post.


Because it’s the best browser out of the box. It has pretty good default settings, good anti-tracking features (see https://privacytests.org) and doesn’t need any extension installed. Every shitty feature (Reward, Wallet) can be disabled. Brave also has a clear business model, which is not based on user data.

LibreWolf, another fantastic browser, is a better choice when it comes to privacy, but lacks the security features that Brave inherits from Chromium and can’t auto-update unless you’re using a package manager. So it’s pretty much pick your poison.

The marketing and advertising arguments come from people with heavy biases. Mentioning Qtbrowser is a joke, and Ungoogled Chromium does nothing special to protect your privacy (and has CRLSets disabled for whatever reason, while Brave proxies them)

PD: don’t use the Tor feature on Brave, stick with the Tor Browser


Because right now, the Fediverse isn’t actually about connecting people, it’s about building walls around communities. People want to have their own space without dealing with trolls and content they don’t want to see and/or share. I’d say this is the price to pay for freedom. It shouldn’t be like this, but it is as of right now.


So? Who cares? What has your comment anything to do with software? The most up voted comment on a software post is some political whining. Why should anyone care about what devs are doing in their personal life? I didn’t see that level of criticism when Tusky devs blocked gab.com in the app for ideological reasons, which is actually very concerning. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you?


Imagine, for example, an open-source software license that ensured that when used by a company, the highest paid employee of that company could not earn more than 100x the lowest paid employee, or a license that ensured that half of the profits produced by the software were distributed evenly among the employees of that company. Imagine a license which dictated that profits gained from the software had to reflect price reductions for consumers

So some kind of socialism. No thanks.

This is much simpler: as users, we should be able to own the software we have (whether we bought it or not). This is non-negotiable. When you buy a car or a washing machine, you can take the whole thing apart and fix it if you want to. Software should be no different, and therefore, the intruder here is proprietary software, a privilege, a concession that is given to all of us but completely undermines the market. That is the root problem.


The UBI is a huge unnecessary expense in developed countries and an impossibility in developing countries. It is a terrible idea, especially if the aim is to have quality public services. In addition, it can discourage active job search and/or the inability to hire someone. On top of that, the market would simply adapt to this measure by raising prices.

To get out of poverty, stop drowning people in taxes, allow a wide contractual freedom and above all, eliminate the privileges of some oligopolies by completely withdrawing patents (like closed source software) and eliminating millionaire subsidies. In this way, the playing field is balanced by introducing more competition and allowing wages to rise where they need to rise.


It is, actually. The reason:

Chat Control is a temporary measure (on paper, we’ll see how that actually shakes out)

Little by little, we’re loosing ground. Temporary often means permanent. They’ll go with bullshit like “the measure has been proven very effective, we decided to make it permanent for [insert here emotional reasons]” (this is for the media) and then show some biased data.


This is the same as asking “what’s the safest way to go out on the street?”. Who? Where? When? For how long?


CTRL+F, “linux”, 1 of 1 match. Tails and QubesOS are mentioned, but Linux as an OS recommendation is nowhere to be found.

I read the entire thing tho. It’s good, and I know it’s a security manual, but I’m concerned about some choices privacy wise (Google Chrome, Wickr, iMessage, Wire…).


My favourite one is Dolphin but I don’t think it can be called “the best”. Nemo would be my first option but since I’m using KDE Plasma, Dolphin is my choice for UI consistency.


It definitively opened my mind 👍🏼


I didn’t read every comment but I didn’t see a single racist one. Probably because they aren’t. You’re wasting your time, and wasting everyone else’s. Advice: stop seeing racism everywhere.

On the other hand, it’s a shame that people don’t trust this open source initiative.



Am I the only one who hates when someone links to a link that links to another link? People are so lazy.

Anyway, I mostly agree with the article. But this:

The ads look extremely similar to regular threads

This is how ads should look like. They don’t “break” the site, they don’t look like an intruder, they’re perfectly embeded within the web’s design.


KDE Plasma. Unless you’re a keyboard heavy user, there’s no reason not choosing it. It’s the overall winner hands down.


I disapprove what the IMF is saying and I hope it’ll never be a thing, but this is far from stupid. It’s actually genius.