“European Commission announced … follow-up legislation that will make the use of chatcontrol mandatory for all e-mail and messenger providers.”

Guess what isn’t covered by this? Yes, the Small Web. Is it time to take the idea that we could all own our own places on the Web and communicate with each other privately seriously? I think so, at least.


Very nice website you've created, indeed. Can you detail a bit more on how this will work? I need to admit that while I understood your goal with the Small Web, I am not sure I grasped the specialty about the implementation...

It's totally spot on @aral. It has never been more favorable to make it an instance of one, or on a level of family, friends (irl) than it is now. Back in the old days, we did not have that opportunity, as the hardware was too expensive to acquire, so we turned to big-tech who could finance the hardware for us, and offer us centralized services, but today we are much further in that course, and things have become much cheaper, so a re-decentralization (imo) would be the right way to go.

@aral so, in terms of messengers, just use your own matrix server. Don't trust anybody, your data under your control.

Phew, like a banner ad. I should discuss payroll with Matrix Foundation :02Dab:

@aral @imon Burning resources with matrix will get you in trouble with EU Green Deal, better switch to xmpp ;) But leaving holy wars aside (BTW, vi is much more energy efficient than emacs!), running own server will just make you the one compelled to read and report messages. Unless it would be one-user server, with said user writing only to himself... and still legally compelled to turn himself out in case of writing something suspicious ;)

@aral Any way to fight against it at the random-person level? I am not a programmer, cannot create from nothing new non-spying app, but I feel the need to do something, act instead of waiting for doom. Like Snowden wrote in "Permanent Record" that he hosted TOR node after found about that all surveillance and he wasn't yet sure what to do with it... Or joining some organization or something... To be a part of something bigger, to use technical knowledge to create something...

Doesn't this exclude people whose ISPs don't allow the hosting of services?

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