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“Many internet users mistake this annoying situation as a direct outcome of the GDPR, when in fact companies misuse designs in violation of the law. The GDPR demands a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as reasonable people would expect, but companies often have the power over the design and narrative when implementing the GDPR.”

Missed this a couple of weeks ago, and it could make a huge difference to our browsing experiences (and compel sites to do better!)


has carried out a privacy audit of 's upcoming protocol. Says it found " properties that could create significant risks"

Privacy analysis of FLoC:


The global emits about the same quantity of greenhouse gases per year as the economies of France, Germany and the U.K. combined, according to McKinsey & Co. By 2030 it will need to cut emissions by about half, or it will miss the Paris Agreement’s goal of countries limiting global warning to 1.5 degrees Celsius. One way to do this is by promoting secondhand clothes, which can extend the average life of a garment by 1.7 times.


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“Why pick a smartwatch made by a company whose founder called early users ‘dumb fucks’ for trusting him? Why trust the company that had a full-page temper tantrum in several national newspapers because Apple introduced stronger privacy features?“


Those low-priced TVs are a vehicle for and they can track what you're watching.

makes nearly as much money from and data as it does from


Do you use any home automation system?

advances its leadership with 15, iPadOS 15, Monterey, and watchOS 8


- voice recognition on-device
- Mail app with tracking pixel protection
- Privacy Report/monitoring for every app

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“Owners of Amazon Echo assistants and Ring doorbells have until June 8 to avoid automatically opting into Sidewalk, the internet giant's mesh network that taps into people's broadband and may prove to be a privacy nightmare…

A stalker can abuse it to stalk people better. There are no mitigations mentioned’…”


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Did you know the protocol can bring on your TV interactivity AND personalized ?

The HbbTV protocol enables generic ads in a broadcast to be substituted with (targeted) delivered via broadband.


is going to change once again and keeping your off the internet is something you should seriously consider.

«We must build alternative technological infrastructure that is owned and controlled by individuals – not corporations or governments. This is a prerequisite for a future with personhood, human rights, democracy, and social justice».

- "Hell site" by @aral


mass surveillance found unlawful by ’s highest human rights court.

This confirms definitively that the UK’s bulk practices were unlawful for decades, a finding that vindicates 's whistleblowing.


Ok, seems like it works with some delay (which is fine). I think I will keep it on for a while (I am unsure if I want to be present on anymore).

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This is a test. I am trying to cross-post to a toot written on using moa.party

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