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Strangeways said ()

Once Space X's Starlink has increased satellite coverage of the planet, and that roaming dish coverage is enabled like mobile WIFI (currently its not, just fixed positioning of the dish at your residence with up to a 30km peripheral radius), then SSB messaging will be "always on".

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BlueHat said () (edited )

There is a bug on your search form. Any search result comes with a warning message:

Warning: Use of undefined constant allow - assumed 'allow' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /var/www/html/forms_php/search.php on line 160

The number of times this warning appears is equivalent to the number of search results returned.

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HMTg927 OP said () (edited )

Should Ramble have a decentralized Internet forum?

Also, what HTML tag do I need to include in an article to get a picture to be visible beside the title on Ramble? Apparently <meta property="og:image" content=""> does not work.

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

How friendly to free speech is riseup? It certainly doesn't present itself as such.

For example, would it be less likely to kick off somebody using their email service in a flyer they don't like than Protonmail? Everybody gushes over these little services, yet the first change they have of calling you a racist for something you didn't even do with their service, they will cut you off.

What's the point of feeding communists, who hate me, all my data voluntarily?

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

It's registered in AU and they have operations there, but they claim the "main servers" are in the US.

The CEO griped that secret code added to their platform, required by the law, could foul their operations or get accidentally fixed, so they certainly think they're subject to it.

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Rambler said ()

Is it based there, as in, that is where the company is registered?

Or is it based there, as in, that is where the servers are?

If that's just where the company is registered, no big deal really. (As far as I know) If the servers / infrastructure for the service is there, then that is more worrisome.

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BlackWinnerYoshi said ()

Fastmail location is not really a problem, but there are others that make it the second worst e-mail provider, the first one being Hushmail. I would only use it for its JMAP thing ltt.rs supports, but most people use IMAP instead, so why bother? Just use Riseup (or Disroot if you don't have the invite code) - you don't even have to pay for it!

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dontvisitmyintentions said ()

Fastmail is based in Australia, which subjects it to the "Assistance and Access Bill" which introduces secret warrants, gag orders, and backdoors. Like VPNs in similar jurisdictions, you can not take seriously any claims to deleting logs or other privacy trust.

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BlueHat said ()

I don't think there's any permanent solution to service providers deciding to not provide you with a service. One could hack their way through by applying workarounds where possible, although that's only temporary. Anonymity networks generally solve the tracking problem, but they come with their own issues. It's impractical to use darknets for daily tasks, especially when you have a slow connection, plus the lack of mass adoption.

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BlackWinnerYoshi said ()

Reply to comment by awdrifter in Ruqqus Shutting Down by awdrifter

It's simply Ruqqus censorship. Maybe I should've archived the site when they started doing it, but now I'm going to wait until they make Ruqqus read-only, so I can hopefully grab everything as JSON+WARC, maybe images too.

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