📢 Exit relay operators, we need you to upgrade to Tor 0.4.7.7 as soon as possible! This is the first stable Tor release with support for congestion control, which will result in significant performance improvements for users. Upgrade to 0.4.7.7 now.
Last year, 34 countries shut down the internet 182 times, including the longest internet shutdowns on record. Internet shutdowns have become more sophisticated, lasting longer, harming people and economy, and targeting vulnerable groups. https://www.accessnow.org/internet-shutdowns-2021/
If you’re #newhere and on a small/solo instance, the usual tips to find people to follow won’t help as much. Hashtag searches will yield few or no results, and your local and federated timelines may be empty.
My solution was to stop looking for *people* to follow and look for *instances* hosting communities I’d like to be a part of. Then, I’d follow the admin of that instance, and they consistently signal boost people who interest me. In less than a day, I had a timeline that was active.
For what it's worth, I think the lack of accounts on IRC (and services being an obvious bolted-on hack) has held IRC back massively and is part of the reason why it lives in the past and will in no way be the future.
It took them six revisions of TS to get the server to server protocol anything resembling "right" to handle nickname collisions and stop splitriding. I mean, some ND/CD weenies might chime in, but ND/CD is a hack in of itself, too.
We want to shine more light on how we detect and remove malicious relays on the Tor network, how we've developed and use our strategies and tools, and what we're doing to make it harder for bad operators to run attacks.
A quick post on the one thing I think is most important about Mastodon/the Fediverse in general: how moderation works.
There are *100% absolutely totally* cesspool fashy TERFy Nazi nonsense places on this site. This is not utopia. What it is is a place where *your local moderators* on your instance, and *you yourself* can combine powers to really effectively moderate the world. If a server ("instance") is filled with garbage people, your instance can "de-federate" from them. 1/
2) https://communitywiki.org/trunk is a wonderful place to find people who are active. it is human moderated. if you decide to stick around and have the bandwidth to do so, consider joining a list to welcome others as well.
I've been critical of elastic in the past for making basic security like TLS part of their paid Enterprise software. I'm happy to see them open up these security features now: #infosec https://www.elastic.co/blog/security-for-elasticsearch-is-now-free
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