An Employee at Yandex caught selling unauthorized access to the users' mailboxes for personal gain: https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/yandex-employee-caught-selling-access.html
The only way to protect your information from such abuse is e2e encryption. That's why we strongly oppose any attempt to weaken encryption: https://tutanota.com/crypto-wars/
Do you know someone on Diaspora who is looking to transition to the Fediverse?
✅ The social media platform Friendica lets you follow both Fediverse accounts on Mastodon etc, but also Diaspora accounts. You can find out more at https://friendi.ca or find a public server to sign up on at https://dir.friendica.social/servers
Diaspora's current developers seem to have ruled out ever linking up with the Fediverse, so Diaspora is becoming ever more isolated 😞
Happy #SaferInternetDay! Let's celebrate with these privacy-friendly options:
Conference: #wire #jitsi
Chat: @signal @threemaapp
Collaboration: #mattermost #element
Office: @libreoffice Email: @Tutanota
Here is more for inspiration: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/online-collaboration-covid
Implementing online-only signup requirements will lead to an inequitable vaccine distribution. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/02/online-only-vaccine-distribution-will-leave-too-many-behind
As a reminder: Facebook sold its advertisers the ability to "catch teenagers at their most vulnerable moment" to sell goods. Sadly, this patent is nothing new.
In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.
If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.
If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.