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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

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Your privacy is very important to us – that’s why we require you to deselect every data sharing option individually in a hidden menu of an utterly annoying cookie banner, despite not even needing your explicit permission to process personal data necessary to provide a service to you.

«How to read your App Privacy Report»

Your now gives you lots of transparency into what your downloads are up to. Here's what to look out for.


TL;DR: have a deep dive on Settings > > App Privacy Report

You will discover it’s almost impossible to avoid services.

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, and thousands of cameras to track the movement of people infected with the , despite concerns about the invasion of .


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introduces mandatory register for sensors.

Private companies, research institutions and government organisations in Amsterdam are now obliged to report sensors deployed in public spaces.


«If Autofill is enabled and you encounter a web page containing a form, sends some information about that form to Google»

That's not some sensitive revelation, it's written plain-text into the paper you have to agree with when installing (google.com/chrome/privacy/whit)

These kind of information include the forms you use inside your intranet, giving to information about your topology and services.

Uninstall Chrome if you care to your network

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threat notifications are designed to inform and assist users who may have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers.


In a series of 21 lawsuits, TikTok was accused of improperly using and acquiring private information.

has also agreed to stop disclosing users’ personal data to third parties like and and will also cease to record users’ facial features and track their location using .

It’s funny how a lot of on the black market are unable to mine the same amount of data.


« disrupted? Personal information and influence»

"Statements by representatives of Leave.EU made in 2016 indicated that had worked for them."

There is only one way to build a better future: STOP the user data-mining industry.

As a user, right now, you can only vote with your choose.

STOP using any service unable to guarantee your . Your kids will thank you later.


PrivacyTests is an open-source testing program that measures characteristics (fingerprinting resistance, partitioning between websites, etc.) and renders the results for human consumption.


«The end of an era: from self-regulation to hard law for the digital »


It is time to acknowledge that self-regulation did not work, and that now voluntary alignment with ethical principles needs to be replaced by legal compliance with the .

« apps can tell many things about you through the accelerometer»

At first glance, accelerometer data seems to be innocuous. It’s only about moving and rotating the , right? Can that breach your ?

Since access to the is not protected by a system permission, are not required to inform users about why they need the access.


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