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Today I found out that you can use #Firefox on #Android as your assistant¹ app. So long-pressing the home button instantly presents the Firefox app...

I've disabled all the Google "helpers" a long time ago, but I found this a nice way to start the browser instantly...

¹support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/h

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To #Pleroma users: Did you know that you can write your messages using markdown, HTML or BBCode formats with #Fedilab? Just long press the submit button. #tip

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More awkwardness from Manjaro. I don't trust this team to do the right thing and won't use their distro.

forum.manjaro.org/t/change-of-

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I was trying to publish the #Peertube app on Google Play. I will give up because they refused it twice.
First time, I didn't add the report feature (that's now OK). Second time, they found a video thanks to the public search feature...
But it should be available soon on #FDroid

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their.tube/

We already knew that personalized suggestions tend to create echo chambers, but seeing it in action...

Do you also think that only the videos targeting your political views are reasonable, and the others are all nuts? To me, that's the most disturbing realization.

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It still feels a little magical, having #Rust run client-side. But I love it.

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So kann das #BKA heimlich bei Whatsapp mitlesen

Moderne Apps wie Whatsapp sind technisch so sicher, dass auch Ermittler nicht mitlesen können – eigentlich. Recherchen zeigen, dass die Ermittler seit Jahren eine weniger bekannte Funktion ausnutzen können

br.de/nachrichten/deutschland-

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Big shoutout for #Firefox Multi-Account Containers. Been playing with the add-on for a few days and I really like it. I can segregate sites from each other as I please, and have also got two tabs open side-by-side from different accounts on the same site. Easily configurable to suit your own use cases 😀

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Die staatlichen Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf persönliche Daten von Handy- und Internetnutzern gehen zu weit, entschied das Bundesverfassungsgericht.
Karlsruhe: Staat muss Zugriff auf Daten begrenzen
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Oh wow.
This is pretty cool from #Matrix !
A bridge between #WhatsApp and Matrix!

Seems pretty dificult to set up though :/

matrix.org/docs/guides/whatsap

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Der EuGH hat auf Betreiben des Datenschutzaktivisten Schrems erneut die Regeln für den Datentransfer in die USA gekippt. Sollten Unternehmen wie Facebook die neuen Vorgaben missachten, könnte es teuer für sie werden. Von Gigi Deppe.
Zweiter Erfolg für Aktivisten: EuGH kippt Datendeal mit USA
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Good to remember:

> Let’s face it. You are not Google scale and you never will be. Stop cargo-culting technology just because “Google uses it” and therefore “it’s an industry best-practice.”

reasonablypolymorphic.com/blog

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how2 avoid youtube 

1. Youtube provides RSS feeds. They're very useful.
They are in the form of https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=<channel ID>

2. mpv - and probably others - can open Youtube URLs directly.

3. On Android, there's a piece of software called NewPipe that parses YouTube webpages - and RSS feeds - to provide a more pleasant interface.
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/

3. There's a Firefox addon that redirects Youtube pages to Invidious automatically.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hooktube-redirect/

4. If you combine these, you can avoid ever opening the site. I have a script[1] that decides whether to open mpv or a web browser when I click an entry in QuiteRSS for stuff I care about.

5. You can feed youtube-dl a channel or playlist URL and it will download the lot.

Bonus: not using the website will probably result in you wasting less time as you're not subject to their psychological warfare.

[1]: https://git.shadowkat.net/izaya/sitewb/src/branch/master/sitewb.lua
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Googleads is misleading people searching for #Kdenlive. Please help retweet (if you are on twitter) to stop this.

twitter.com/estudio_gunga/stat

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