Today we've updated the Librem One website with two important documents:

A short guide to staying safe online no matter what online service you are using. Like our policy document we've kept it short and to the point, with links to more detailed, independent resources if you'd like to learn more.

As well as a code of conduct that makes it clear we will respond to reports of harassment, for example on Librem Social, our opt-in social network.

I just had to explain to these serious human/tech researchers what Mastodon is.

"So it's like Twitter, but you have different servers so you can like block the terrible people. And everyone can make a server. Like this lady has a dragon server, and I'm on a fox server. *pause* There are a lot of furries."


Congratulations to Katie Bouman to whom we owe the first photograph of a black hole ever. Not seeing her name circulate nearly enough in the press.

Amazing work. And here’s to more women in science (getting their credit and being remembered in history) 💥🔥☄️

If you live in the capitalistic hellscape that is America and need insulin or know someone who needs it, here's a lifesaving link to a manufacturer's coupon that can bring the price of insulin to $0. :boost_ok:

Gomez: Morticia, how long has it been since we’ve waltzed?

Morticia: Hours.

Man könnte es schon schulterzuckend abtun, wenn es nicht so ernst wäre. Von 540 Millionen Facebook-Nutzern waren Dinge wie Kommentare, Likes, Kontonamen, Facebook-ID und mehr über eine ungeschützte Datenbank einsehbar.

Wer Facebook seine Daten anvertraut kann sie praktisch auch gleich an eine öffentliche Pinnwand heften. Unfassbar.

AMP for email is bad. Google is bringing AMP to Gmail not for your convenience or to increase speed, but to change your mailbox into a platform for marketers so that the ads jump into your face. 😤 Tutanota will not support AMP. Our business model does not rely on irritating our users with targeted advertisements, but on offering a quality email service that users are happy to pay for. 😀

@Gargron No need to panic just yet. This still has to be approved by the Council then to be converted into law by all member states, which could take until 2021 or later. See the EFF's summary:


Schwarzer Tag für die Netzfreiheit: Das hat die Urheberrechtsreform mit #Artikel13 und #Artikel11 abgenickt. Änderungsanträge zur Urheberrechtsreform wurden gar nicht erst zugelassen. Das finale Abstimmungsergebnis: 348 dafür, 274 dagegen #SaveYourInternet


Via @senficon@birdsite (Julia Reda):

Dark day for internet freedom: The @Europarl_EN has rubber-stamped copyright reform including #Article13 and #Article11. MEPs refused to even consider amendments.

The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against #SaveYourInternet

i have opened registration on for all friendly anticapitalists, vegetarian/vegans, queer people, or anyone in the immediate orbit of these topics. boost appreciated. #mastadmin #fediverse #vegan #instanceadmin

A person: haha why does Donald Duck wear a shirt but no pants??

Me, deadpan: Donald Duck is a water fowl with a cloaca, pants are both impractical and unnecessary to conform with social norms regarding genital concealment. Why would he wear pants?

Them, confused: ...

Me, laughing on the inside: ...

Them: it was a JOKE! (walks away in disgust)

Me: *smiles*

I want to thank all developers (&testers & translators) of free (as in freedom) software for their work. Let it be Mastodon, LineageOS, or all the deskstop software like Firefox. 😀 Without them, the world would be a different, presumably a worse one.

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One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!