#Matrix Synapse can now horizontally scale across multiple Python processes, with message sending no longer going via the main proc.
Read all about it: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how-we-fixed-synapses-scalability/
Police Will Pilot a Program to Live-Stream #Amazon Ring Cameras
It turns out you just bought a new device for your #police department.
For now on Google's Recaptcha service can be classified as an *#Advertising Network* - and no longer as a Service Provider.
Fun Fact: #Google Policies admits Re-Captcha's http://gstatic.com is specifically used in Ads products @ https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US
"We use various domains to set cookies used in our adv products, including the following domains..."
Why getting paid for your data is a bad deal.
«#Privacy should not be a luxury. It should not be a bargaining chip. It should never have a price tag».
«As the Strategy continues to be implemented, the EDPS strongly encourages EUIs to avoid transfers of personal data towards the United States for new processing operations or new contracts with service providers».
#Amazon Argues Users Don't Actually Own Purchased Prime Video Content
Dear Mastodonians, what do you think of this?
«The Centralized Internet Is Inevitable»
Since @lrhodes just recently suggested that there should be a feature to hide inaccessible posts, and @gemlog reminded me today that folks might not even realize their names and toots might be hard for some people to read unless they are told, I guess it is my duty now to write another round of educational posts.
Hmm, this isn't really my area of expertise ... maybe I should just go find some old one and reboost?
Nah, let's do this.
In this thread, I'll list a couple suggestions for #Accessibility adjustments you can do to help out people who are #Blind, #VisuallyImpaired, or those who for other reasons use a #ScreenReader. Boosts appreciated!
A Guy Walks Into an Apple Store
#privacyMatters (or used to) :-/
You wouldn’t give your personal data to a random person on the street, would you? So why do you give it to a random website that shares it with so many other companies?
As a nerd I cannot buy anything without entirely uncover the device before having it. I usually read the user manuals before buying a new device and when I get them, I really own them. Don't you?
TL;DR: "This blog post provides a technical description of how we discovered a #backdoor in a smartwatch made for children.
"[...] the backdoor enables remote and covert surveillance through wiretapping, taking pictures, and location #tracking."
Contact-tracing data harvested from pubs and restaurants being sold on
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