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  • With Signal you only need a SIM card to register the account via the Signal app on the phone. You can receive the SMS for registering on another phone. After registering you can simply use Signal over WiFi. If this is too difficult, XMPP with a good OMEMO client for E2EE is an option. Easiest to install and start with is perhaps DeltaChat, E2EE chat via email : https://delta.chat/en/ You only need to learn what to do if the E2EE is not working right away. They have a FAQ and hints in the app.

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  • What are the pros and cons for desktops ? EDIT : Thanks all. I'll try Silverblue, bazzite and more.

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    www.latimes.com Opinion: I'm an American doctor who went to Gaza. What I saw wasn't war — it was annihilation

    As a surgeon, I volunteered at a Gaza hospital. The conditions were unthinkable. With a ground offensive in Rafah, people have nowhere to go.

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    Is there a downside to Flatpak?
  • I like Flatpak, especially now that it has upstream providing packages. It does not have auto updates yet as far as I know. Not a big deal, if there are important security updates in the news, it is time to check for updates.

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    Help with Openbox menu to run command
  • You could configure sudo without password only for the wg-quick command. Not a beautiful solution and also not super easy to configure with sudo but it's an option. Much easier solution is to install doas or opendoas and leave sudo as it is. Let's assume your desktop user is named variants and in group variants, then putting the following in /etc/doas.conf is expected to work :

    permit nopass :variants cmd wg-quick

    If your user is not yet in a group, and you add a new group, remember that making such a change usually requires logging out and logging in again because the group changes become visible. Then test with doas wg-quick up wg0

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    VPN and Tor use on the lemmy verse, is it banned ?
  • Each time you start your Tor browser after having closed it, it could be using a different Tor circuit, isn't it ? Maybe the Lemmy instances you're using only blocked a few IP addresses that are Tor based. You can check what you are using each time, clicking on the circuit icon next to the lock icon in the Address bar.

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    What’s with the recent spam here?
  • Saw those spam postings. From three different Mastodon servers, one instance was pretty small. Glad to hear active measures have been taken though I hope it was not simply blocking instances.

    Question : Is spam reporting on Lemmy actually best or is it better to report directly on those Mastodon instances ?

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  • cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/11962108

    > What to do now? > > Don't trust corporations, especially those where one egomaniac has all the power. Use open-source and community driven solutions if you can (like Mastodon).

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    What to do now?

    Don't trust corporations, especially those where one egomaniac has all the power. Use open-source and community driven solutions if you can (like Mastodon).

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    https://mastodon.world/@loadingartist/111929362787565991

    (bonus panel in the thread!)

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    https://aus.social/@dgar/111929610282848331

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    gultsch.social Daniel Gultsch (@daniel@gultsch.social)

    Google has just removed #Conversations_im from the Play Store because they think we are uploading the user’s contact list. We don’t.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/11894094

    > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/11894091 > > > Keep small scale open source alive. F-Droid ftw! And consider to donate to Daniel as developer of XMPP software. See also : > > > > - https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923502625498287 > > > > - https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923542300799098 > > > > > Here is some important context you need to understand > > > Quicksy: > > > > > > · It’s not successful at all. The user count has stagnated at just > > > under 1,500 for years. > > > > > >· It’s very expensive to run. While Quicksy doesn’t have that > > > many users it has a good amount of registrations. Sending > > > SMS is really expensive. There are months in which I’m paying > > > ~100 Euro for server cost + SMS. I receive a few donations > > > that reference Quicksy alongside Conversations but nothing > > > close to 100 Euro / month. > >

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    gultsch.social Daniel Gultsch (@daniel@gultsch.social)

    Google has just removed #Conversations_im from the Play Store because they think we are uploading the user’s contact list. We don’t.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/11894091

    > Keep small scale open source alive. F-Droid ftw! And consider to donate to Daniel as developer of XMPP software. See also : > > - https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923502625498287 > > - https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923542300799098 > > > Here is some important context you need to understand > > Quicksy: > > > > · It’s not successful at all. The user count has stagnated at just > > under 1,500 for years. > > > >· It’s very expensive to run. While Quicksy doesn’t have that > > many users it has a good amount of registrations. Sending > > SMS is really expensive. There are months in which I’m paying > > ~100 Euro for server cost + SMS. I receive a few donations > > that reference Quicksy alongside Conversations but nothing > > close to 100 Euro / month. >

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    gultsch.social Daniel Gultsch (@daniel@gultsch.social)

    Google has just removed #Conversations_im from the Play Store because they think we are uploading the user’s contact list. We don’t.

    Keep small scale open source alive. F-Droid ftw! And consider to donate to Daniel as developer of XMPP software. See also :

    • https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923502625498287

    • https://gultsch.social/@daniel/111923542300799098

    > Here is some important context you need to understand > Quicksy: > > · It’s not successful at all. The user count has stagnated at just > under 1,500 for years. > >· It’s very expensive to run. While Quicksy doesn’t have that > many users it has a good amount of registrations. Sending > SMS is really expensive. There are months in which I’m paying > ~100 Euro for server cost + SMS. I receive a few donations > that reference Quicksy alongside Conversations but nothing > close to 100 Euro / month.

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    puter.com Puter

    Puter is a privacy-first personal cloud that houses all your files, apps, and games in one private and secure place, accessible from anywhere at any time.

    https://old.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1apoc6n/3_years_of_work_and_1_million_users_later_im/

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    news.un.org World’s migratory species in decline, UN report warns

    Nearly half of the world’s migratory species are in decline and the global extinction risk is increasing, a new UN report has revealed. Some whale species, sea turtles and jaguars are among the animals at risk, according to the first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report, launched at th

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    https://idlethumbs.social/@nicmagnier/111906563902915874

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    https://mastodon.world/@davidho/111911709845243664

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    www.cnbc.com How Walmart, Delta, Chevron and Starbucks are using AI to monitor employee messages

    Aware uses AI to analyze companies' employee messages across Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other communications services.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/11797575

    > Walmart, Delta, Chevron and Starbucks are using AI to monitor employee messages::Aware uses AI to analyze companies' employee messages across Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other communications services.

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    chessguessr.com Chessguessr – Wordle for Chess Games

    In this Wordle-inspired game, your task is to guess the continuation of a chess game.

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    https://mastodon.social/@Chrishallbeck/111897720272786474

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    https://mastodon.social/@CrustaceanSingles/111896489899136416

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    corecursive.com Serenity OS - CoRecursive Podcast

    How would you build an operating system? My answer is I wouldn't. First off, I don't know how. And the second thing is it seems like to large of a task. It took thousands of developers to build Windows XP.But actually, it is possible to build an operating system from scratch. My guest is doing it. A

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.smeargle.fans/post/118537

    > HN Discussion

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    Question after reading this new article : https://www.dutchnews.nl/2024/01/criticism-as-dutch-domain-registry-plans-move-to-amazon-cloud/

    My current preferences :

    • Not more expensive than two euros a month
    • Whois information cloaking
    • Not profiting from some Pacific Island money deal
    • Privacy friendly

    Edit : Found a spreadsheet by EFF from 2017 which gives some insights : https://www.eff.org/wp/which-internet-registries-offer-best-protection-domain-owners

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    www.wired.com WhatsApp Chats Will Soon Work With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps

    New EU rules mean WhatsApp and Messenger must be interoperable with other chat apps. Here’s how that will work.

    Got it from here : https://infosec.exchange/@mattburgess/111885761552024420

    NEW: WhatsApp will soon make it possible to chat with people who use other messaging apps. It's revealed some more details on how that will work.

    — Apps will need to sign an agreement with Meta, then connect to its servers.

    — Meta wants people to use the Signal Protocol, but also says other encryption protocols can be used if they can meet WhatsApp's standards

    — WhatsApp has been testing with Matrix in recent months, although nothing is agreed yet. Swiss app Threema says it won't become interoperable

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