Paul Sutton

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Solid (Social Linked Data) is a project by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It aims to put data back in to the hands of end users, so they are in more control.

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#SolidProject,#Freedom,#Privacy, #Web,#Internet,WikiPedia,#Decentralised.

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Data Detox

This is a really useful website, with tools and advice on how to stay safe.

Everyday steps you can take to control your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing in ways that feel right to you.

#privacy,#security,#wellbeing,#digital,#internet

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De google your internet.

Ok. firstly Merry Christmas, Todays post does seem rather apt given that people will be getting new devices today. However it is not the intention.

I found this on Mastodon, a nice set of links to privacy friendly alternatives to many common, mainstream internet services, such as cloud, search, social media.

#internet,#services,#privacy,#alternatives

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Duck Duck Go Search

Duck Duck Go is a privacy friendly and aware search engine that does not track you or your activities online.

https://www.duckduckgo.com displays:

ddg1

Enter your search terms in the box and you can either click the go button or select one of the suggestions.

ddg4

Search results page

ddg5

Website we were looking for

ddg6

Clicking back to the search results we can click in the corner (as shown) and add duck duck go to our browser and make it the default search engine (recommended).

ddg8

The video below shows searching, themes and how to add the extension to google chromem, plus how to make ddg the default search engine.

#search,#chrome,#duckduckgo,#privacy#internet,#information,#privacy,#notracking

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APG password generator

Debian comes with a useful command line utility called apg for generating passwords, based on criteria set when it is run.

You may need to install with apt install apg

Running just apg produces


ag"OnAub3 (ag-QUOTATION_MARK-On-Aub-THREE)
yissheav-Flas6 (yis-sheav-HYPHEN-Flas-SIX)
rek_OfDot6ly (rek-UNDERSCORE-Of-Dot-SIX-ly)
yorthIs0Ot; (yorth-Is-ZERO-Ot-SEMICOLON)
NapOl{aj6 (Nap-Ol-LEFT_BRACE-aj-SIX)
9Knyhik. (NINE-Kny-hik-PERIOD)

Where as using -m 16 produces a min length of 16 characters

apg -m 16


cryhejIryoatEpBi
DuVospewjopOtsye
veldIc@Ogguckeys
IalNexBeckOdjav1
drureroarAkucEdd
WinquivadLitsUk4

As a good password should be made up of Letters (upper and lower case) Numbers (0-9) Other characters ( !“£$()%^&* )

Then you need to run something like

apg -M sncl -m 16 -n 5

apg  -M sncl -m 16 -n 5 
EgUrr1slaibzydAr
IrgiOcyibgauvKan
jemUndafMinvieHo
Fliadweuldyeebup
enyaighKuedoobr3

The program man page also gives more info and an example shell script to help with the process.

man apg

shell script

[begin]----> pwgen.sh
       #!/bin/sh
       /usr/local/bin/apg -m 8 -x 12 -s
       [ end ]----> pwgen.sh

#linux,#debian,#shell,#password,#generation,#security,#help,#scripts,#secure,#unix,#gpl,#fsf,#freesoftware,#manpage, #manual,#web,#internet,#links,#letters,#numbers, #alphanumeric,#specialcharacters

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Cyberbullying – e-safety resources

On Tuesday 21st January, I attended a seminar on Cyberbullying. I am now sharing some of the resources / information from this video.

Childnet have produced some excellent resources on e-safety. This includes an excellent video titled 'gone too far'.

The video has a BBFC classification of PG

Childnet also have a blog post on what to do to respond to this here

We need people to have these discussions.

Childnet also have a document on the Laws relating to online activity. I have put this on my github download, but it will be on the childnet website

OTHER HELP

Schools and anyone working with Children / Young people also have a Statutory duty of care to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people so tell a trusted adult at the school, Could be a teacher, Teaching assistant, mealtime assistant or other adult.

#childnet, #bullying, #cyberbullying, #safety, #internet, #technology, #consequences.


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E-safety Website

As I have been attending seminars on e-safety, I decided to try and collate some of what I have been learning and combine this with some of my knowledge of programming websites such as:-

  • Scratch
  • Repl.it

My idea is to try and develop a resource which lists benefits, potential risks of using these websites. As these sites have a collaborative element to them.

This is still work in progress, but getting there slowly. I am using the programming website repl.it for this project.

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Hopefully, I can eventually share this with people. The benefits of being able to ask for help and have other programmers help you are clear.

I hope through this project that I can share my experience and help others stay safe, ask question in the right way and consider responses to those questions carefully.

I would also hope this demonstrates, some of the skills I am learning and helps me gain meaningful employment.

#internet, #safety, #programming, #coding, #collaborative, #esafety.

You can find me on Friendica at zleap@social.isurf.ca


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