@manuelcaeiro @RoryPrice It was a surprise to me, too. But yes, Mastodon (the software powering this instance) tracks logins for security purposes. For example, you can see your active sessions: writing.exchange/auth/edit

As the admin, I don't use this information for anything, and that will never change (see our privacy policy here: writing.exchange/terms)

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Hi! 👋
My name is Mari. I am an Italian aspiring translator and journalist.
My studies (I've been writing my Master's Degree thesis for years now 🎻 ) have revolved around French literature, but I've dabbled in studying classic English and German lit as well.
I've always wanted to write, but something has been stopping me these past few years. I'm opening a blog (private for now) as a bit of a training and I'm hoping to find here a motivating and inspiring community. :)

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Bruce Schneier on Signal's cryptocurrency adventures:

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It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

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www.schneier.com/blog/archives…

@liaizon @wakest Okay cool, good to know. Thank you for testing that out!

They *should* get attached to Articles too, but maybe something is up there. Will look into the logic again. Otherwise here's the discussion on notes vs. articles: github.com/writeas/writefreely -- definitely could be other ways to do it! Just not too sure right now.

@liaizon It looks to me like the hashtag issue is only happening with Notes, which now get sent out if there's no double-linebreak in a post (otherwise we still send out Articles). Could you double-check that? Otherwise yes, please feel free to open those issues

@liaizon @wakest Definitely! 🙌 Excited to see how everyone uses it

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Doing some #WriteFreely maintenance today, merging long-standing pull requests and fixing some bugs. I'd like to wrap up a v0.13 release this month, ideally. Yesterday I put things in place to support “allowed” apps on the API, and today I need to look into some apparently availability-related publishing issues.

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Talking & connecting is a basic human need, so why should we allow our online interaction to be seized by companies that (by commercial design) are after personal data? Especially for public services like national/European administration citizens deserve to connect in a way that serves them, instead of data-hungry third parties.

NGI Zero is happy to announce a series of webinars and a workshop organized together with the #ActivityPub-community & #fediverse-devs on April 19, 26 and 29.

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As I recently mentioned on the forum, we’re currently dealing with a pretty big... micro.baer.works/as-i-recently

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