Maybe you just joined a Mastodon instance or already toot for months. Whatever the case may be, in this article we show you important settings to make your Mastodon experience more secure and private.
Every time somebody discusses instant messaging, at least one person shows up and recommends XMPP. We talked about myths of federation last time and showed you that there are several issues with XMPP. However, some people still consider XMPP to be an extremely privacy-friendly way of messaging nowadays.
In this article, we show you the power of an XMPP server admin and encourage you to always use your own XMPP server (or switch to more secure services).
Federated services are popular among people who care about their online privacy. However, there are several myths rattling around which you will read over and over again. We exemplarily discuss Mastodon and XMPP in this article.
There seems to be an unspoken agreement when it comes to advertisements in the web browser: You can access web content for free and have to see advertisements in return. This makes sense, however, advertisements are sometimes used for malicious purposes (malvertising). Furthermore, some companies use advertisements not only for making money, but for tracking. Using the Turris Omnia as an network-level ad blocker is one of many possible solutions to block all these ads. We will show you a really easy way to configure Omnia’s ad blocking capabilities.