Source: Apple has blocked Facebook from running its own iOS apps. That means beta apps of Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook have all stopped working. Even some internal Facebook employee apps for transportation aren't working. Details here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps
A good overview of QUIC/HTTP3:
While the focus on always-encrypted connections is good, the emphasis on reducing the amount of round trips is curious, considering that it goes over UDP and in order to prevent reflection attacks will incur additional round trips - presumably less often than current HTTPS does, but considering the infrastructure updates required to take full advantage of the updates QUIC brings, particularly firewalls. It left me feeling kind of meh.
I think if we want truly distributed networks to work (not federated networks), then we have to address the issue of cost. Right now on the web, server admins pay to host content and make money through advertisements. On the distributed web, however, there is no central server, so users end up paying for content themselves. This is not something that regular web users are used to doing, so they won't adopt distributed technology until it is free for them to use.
@phoenix Hey sorry to bother you again, but how exactly does search on Mastodon work again? Like does it just search your instance?
@kensanata if only there were a way to mark links so that nobody needs to guess with some kind of text symbols. Someone should invent that.
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