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Synapse can now horizontally scale across multiple Python processes, with message sending no longer going via the main proc.

Read all about it: matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how

Last week, Google announced its own VPN service. Trusting Google's VPN would be like trusting a from the .

Why using VPN is a terrible idea:

protonvpn.com/blog/google-vpn/

Google (via gstatic.com) updated their js so it now does a triangle request/cookie sync w/ google.com.

For now on Google's Recaptcha service can be classified as an * Network* - and no longer as a Service Provider.

Fun Fact: Policies admits Re-Captcha's gstatic.com is specifically used in Ads products @ policies.google.com/technologi

"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.

« should not be a luxury. It should not be a bargaining chip. It should never have a price tag».

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/10/why-

takes step off control.

Finally institutions start sending out clear messages and recommendations that all EU organisations should follow in relation to invalidation.

«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».

edps.europa.eu/press-publicati

Emanuele boosted

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!
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If you will ever need of a good & silent ad-blocker for , I would suggest hands-down "Better (better.fyi/). It's done by people who love the web.

@aral @laura

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?

is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.

bbc.com/news/business-54594825

Would you like to have a voice recognition system open and accessible to everyone?

Your help to improve it is welcome: commonvoice.mozilla.org/

TL;DR: "This blog post provides a technical description of how we discovered a in a smartwatch made for children.

"[...] the backdoor enables remote and covert surveillance through wiretapping, taking pictures, and location ."

mnemonic.no/blog/exposing-back

LPT: On under "Settings > Privacy > Tracking" disable "Allow Apps to Request to Track".

Thanks me later.

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