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Author: PLUG Announcements
To: plug-announce
Subject: PLUG Meeting topic for Thursday July 12th (TONIGHT! sorry for the late notice)

PLUG Meeting for July 12^th

**We'll have 2 presentations at this month's meeting, both from
der.hans. ****Federated Microblogging with Mastodon & uMatrix for
webbrowser protection **
*For more info, Meeting time and location see:*
** ****
***de**r.hans: **uMatrix for webbrowser protection*

uMatrix is a webextension security and privacy add on for Firefox.
Via a simple interface uMatrix allows personal rules for website
cookies, JavaScript, CSS, pictures and video.
uMatrix uses and maintains per site allowlists and blocklists. For
example, you can allow cookies, JavaScript, CSS and images for and only CSS and images from while
blocking everything from
Attendees will know what the web components are that uMatrix controls,
how to use the uMatrix GUI interface and save rules.

*der.hans: Federated Microblogging with Mastodon**
Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. It implements
ActivityPub for compatibility with other federated services such as
Plume blog engine, PixelFed picture sharing service and PeerTube video
sharing service.
Mastodon has per message privacy controls. Each message can be fully
public, unlisted, private of direct.
Mastodon also gives you multiple options to block content, accounts or
even complete domains.
Since Mastodon is federated there are many servers. Choose the
independently-operated service that meets your needs. Like email, you
aren't limited to just members of that particular service. You can even
install your own instance.
Mastodon posts are limited to 500 characters and intentionally do not
have rich text. It's for microblogging :).

der.hans is a Free Software community veteran, presenter and author. He
is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, BoF organizer for the
Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and chairman of the Phoenix Linux
User Group (PLUG).
As a technology and entrepreneurial veteran, roles have included
director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system
administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.
He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL,
LibrePlanet, LFNW) and many local groups.

The meeting will start at 7pm at The Desert Breeze Substation.  People
start arriving as early as 6pm, so if you would like to help setup
and/or chat for a while, arrive a little early.
*Meeting Location*:
Desert Breeze Substation
251 North Desert Breeze Blvd West
Chandler, AZ 85226

The Desert Breeze Substation is on Chandler Blvd and Desert Breeze Blvd,
which is half way between McClintock and Rural.  It is very close to
both the south 202 and 101 freeways.  Public transportation is
available into the late hours.

For more information see the meeting information on our web site

Contact PLUG:

We will go for food to BJs at the Chandler Fashion Center Mall after the
meeting so we can chat with each other comfortably. Please feel free to
join us. Please come even if you aren't hungry, the food is not mandatory.

See you there,
Brian Cluff

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