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I really love those people able to say «I don't know, I can't answer» in a world where everybody has an idea on everything.

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“Like the majority of Google’s privacy pushes that we’ve seen until now, the FLoC proposal isn’t as user-friendly as you might think. For one thing, others have already pointed out that this proposal doesn’t necessarily stop people from being tracked across the web, it just ensures that Google’s the only one doing it.”

gizmodo.com/stop-letting-googl

Google’s FLoC is a terrible idea.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

«Every site you visit will have a good idea about what kind of person you are on first contact, without having to do the work of you across the ».

That's the result of proclaming the end of third-party cookies.

Would you notice if fake news changed your behavior? An experiment on the unconscious effects of disinformation

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

«The great hack» is a great you should see to better understand how data harvesting is changing history and society.

netflix.com/watch/80117542

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“[Mullvad’s] public DNS service (currently in beta) offers DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT), with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. It has been audited by the security experts at Assured.”

mullvad.net/en/help/dns-over-h

#Privacy

For any app that asks for your Contacts list: unless you contact each & every person in your list & ask their permission to share their birthday, phone #, real location, all emails, & any notes you have on them w the app you want to install, do not click Allow. It is unethical.

«We need privacy to explore new ideas freely, to make up our own minds. protects us from unwanted pressures and abuses of power. We need it to be autonomous individuals, and for democracies to function well we need citizens to be autonomous».

lithub.com/what-does-privacy-r

Location tracking apps and implications

eurekalert.org/pub_releases/20

«Thanks to machine learning techniques, these data provide sensitive information such as the place where users live, their habits, interests, demographics, and information about users' personalities».

‘Smart’ TVs Track Everything You Watch

daringfireball.net/linked/2021

Disconnect your from the and use a set top box or stick with some degree of you can control. Even if you’re not worried about the privacy angle, it’s just a waste of bandwidth.

- Should an employer use your facial expressions to decide if you’re fit for a job?

- Should the police put you on a list of suspicious people based on the way you walk?

- Should a shop only show you products based on their assumption of your gender or ethnicity?

- Should a university deny you a place on your favourite course because of the people you meet up with?

- Should your car insurance increase your premium because of the way you dress?

reclaimyourface.eu

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Never seen mastodon.help/ before, its very good.

"Are you still judging a post by the number of likes that it received?

Are you still writing cool posts to obtain likes insted of writing interesting things that stimulate discussion and interaction?

If so, please pay attention: there is still much Twitter inside you! And it takes some time to heal... 😉"

Nicely said!

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Before you can do bad things to people with a clear conscience, you must dehumanise them. In Big Tech designers and developers can build systems that track, profile, and exploit people then go home to hug their kids because they’re not people to them, they’re “users” and “data.”

«As the user’s terminal equipment, including both hardware and software, may store highly personal information, such as photos and contact lists, the use of processing and storage capabilities and the collection of information from the device will only be allowed with the user’s consent or for other specific transparent purposes laid down in the regulation.»

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