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Cake day: Aug 02, 2020



Third party cookies are not the only tool used for tracking. You can already block them and very few sites will break. If a company really wants to track you without third party cookies they will end up using cname cloaking or even just proxying the requests to the tracker’s server via their own domain.

I’m not sure I’d want to use a hardware key for file encryption. They can get lost, and that would mean losing all of your data. I personally only use my key for U2F, as a second factor, with TOTP backup codes in case I lose my key.

There is no better way to describe it.

Since they mostly just repackage Bing, Qwant and DDG also showed no results…

For open street map, Magic Earth is decent, though it is proprietary. They still have a good privacy policy and aren’t in the advertising business so its clearly a step up from Google maps.


I think its best to post fewer things to build a community. Given that Lemmy doesn’t have that much vote and comment activity, posting as many post as you do become an issue and monopolise the main feed even when they don’t get upvotes.

Can you stop spamming the entire instance please?

Looks more like a bug to me. The comment has been deleted but cache issues make it display or something like that. Reddit is clearly not the highest quality of software out there.

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Honestly I have no issue with a bit of telemetry, it helps them a lot to know how much attention they’re getting and where.

As long as the data is not used to target marketing I’m mostly fine with it.

I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks, I’ll avoid it in the future.

Thats cool and all, but could be even better if they asked about their Matomo.

Can you give a bit more details?

Google does the same if I remember correctly, they tell you to disable cookies in your browser’s settings.

wouldn’t it be better to make social media a more welcoming place?

The issue is that it’s very easy to just pickpocket it, and then you get access to everything.

It is likely overall better than reusing the same password, but I don’t recommend it.

The fact that I found it disorienting proves you wrong.

Please take the time to think wether your aggressiveness brings anything.

No need to be aggressive.

Having placeholder text for inputs describing what the fields is for is quite widespread and not an issue at all. It is true that currently finding where to comment on Lemmy can be a bit disorienting when you begin using the website.

The Conversation is a really good source of content that is really interesting. Zero clickbait and really interesting topics.

If you look at the repo it’s full of commits “update to <version>”. With a total of 400 commits, it’s just a code dump, not an open source app.

Yeah this is really annoying. I end up setting Lemmy to only show me posts local to lemmy.ml

This is crap.

No sane system administrator stores any client data unencrypted. All databases support a form of encryption at rest, and not using it is a really bad practice. Aside from private chats, Telegram encrypt just as much stuff as Messenger or Discord or any other chat service does. They are the ones with the keys and they can read all your messages.

in a way that would make breaking into any data-center and seizing servers useless

I’m going to call bullshit on that, since the chat isn’t E2EE they necessarily have access to the unencrypted messages. This is an obvious lie for anyone that knows two things about encryption. The fact that Telegram is so misleading about its encryption is really concerning.

open source

Not really, they just dump the code without any public discussion on their repos and erase the commit history. Also the backend isn’t open source…

Why the Dutch Wait Less at Traffic Lights

This is what “smart cities” should aim for…

I think it’s a clear improvement to the old interface, and makes the feature more discoverable…

I have used it a few time and the results were pretty decent, It’s a great tool to use as a replacement for Google Translate…

For those not familiar with Git, this is the change that introduces a quality selector in Signal for android. It is already available in beta and looks like this: …