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i've moved to @lumi ; feel free to follow me there if you want more of my low-quality posts

covid-19 semi shitpost (the news is real) 

BREAKING: The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.

@lumi at some point i will mass-follow people i want to stay in contact with, but i may forget some, so you're all welcome to take the initiative

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ok follow @lumi for more of my whining, as that is where i'll probably go after niu shuts down

will still post here till the end, tho, i think

@lumi ah, this pic is trash after all.
All antivirus software does this, apart from maybe ClamAV.


signal is also cancelled

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tbh vpns are a scam, to really regain privacy we need to design our software and protocols around it. add end-to-end encryption, message retention limits, client-to-server encryption (yes on top of e2ee), PFS everywhere, etc

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hey, hey kiddo, want some free privacy? yes you do? join this totally not suspicious vpn service that totally won't collect all your data

fedi scraping bad. we need countermeasures

this may be a bad idea, but even if it is, I hope it gives others ideas on how to fix the problem

we should make it hard to impossible to do broad scraping of all posts; having all posts be completely public is very unhygienic

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maybe it would he nice to modify followers-only posts so that the followers of the OP can see everything and nobody else can see anything in the thread, plus allow boosts of the thread, which then make the thread visible to people who follow the person who boosted it

having this as a default could be a pretty unobtrusive way against broad scraping, as most posts won't get boosted or will only get boosted a limited amount of times

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