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Any suggestion on a preserving step counter / tracker device?

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In a 2020 letter to management, Max Eliaser, an #Amazon software engineer, said #Ring is “simply not compatible with a free society”.

He's right.

--> "Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen":

Your mission is as follows:
- Do not accept any terms & conditions
- Say no to all notifications
- Always opt out cookies.

Can you do it 29 times without getting fooled? 🤯

Raise your hand if you want to see a focused voice assistant that just works 🙋🏻‍♂️

Stanford OVAL Almond just released the first beta of their next major release and they made it available as a add-on.

More info @

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I mean, even the term, "Cohorts"... don't you think that sounds kinda ominous?

A friend sent me this **All in One** cheat sheet link, and I encourage everyone to incorporate it and avail themselves of it:

Already, #Vivaldi said recently this is a no-go for their browser - keep an eye on your preferred #browser to see how respecting of your privacy they are.

#tallship #Vger #security #privacy #advertising #spyware #tracking #evil


«Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world».

- “A Cypherpunk's Manifesto”, Eric Hughes, 1993

Is anybody using any alternative mobile client? I am using but would appreciate to get some feedback on FluffyChat, Nio, Ditto...

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Just heard about this. I've been using Decentraleyes for awhile, but didn't realize it hadn't been updated in a long time. This is a fork and is much more actively maintained.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation built a new site to tell you whether or not you are a test subject in ’s latest experiment. Visit Am I ’ed to see if your is putting you into one of their new categories.

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This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:

Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.

(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)

HT @koherecoWatchdog

"Defending your privacy – our – is a civic duty," argues Carissa Véliz.

"When we tell companies about ourselves, we give away details about others, too.”

A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of : those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the .

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In case you’re a person on here who’s still trying to get away from Twitter, I wrote a user stylesheet that might help you:

Facebook’s for Will Be Money

«On the surface it seems like such a platform would be bad for business, lowering the number of users who can view . says the app wouldn’t be about its bottom line. In reality, such an app could make its ad-targeting ability across its platforms even better.»

Do you have any policy on starving tabs? I find myself using tabs as "read it later" but these keeps growing and growing... 😞

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