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Are you FloCed? The #eff has put up a website to check whether you are part of the "original trial" set of users, as #google calls it. To find out, head over to amifloced.org/

#Floc #privacy

I know I shouldn't tell you but someone told me you can bypass this by using the proxy function of startpage.com, a -conscious web search engine.

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The era of borderless data is ending.

«Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency».

nytimes.com/2022/05/23/technol

Our mind push us to think that software can't hurt us since is not material. In reality nowdays is so connected to our that an insecure software can hurt us more than a lot of insecure devices we daily use.

Keeping your software up to date is pretty similar to the periodical you do on your car. You can't overlook it.

«Mastercard unleashes new era of biometric to enhance the checkout experience».

When using systems please keep in mind one big rule: the biometric data HAVE to be stored on a secure chip/device you own. If the data are store/managed by the service provider the system is insecure and not compliant by design.

Please avoid those kind of systems: a is always possible and you will loose something you can't change.

mastercard.com/news/press/2022

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Do you want to get rid of services from your local network?

Here it is the official endpoints list to analyze while configuring your : docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windo

Google Is sharing our data at a startling scale.

«By way of online activity and location, a person in the U.S. is exposed 747 times each day to ’s real-time bidding».

washingtonpost.com/business/go

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We are hiring two Software Engineers for our Applications Team! You'll work on Tor Browser and future applications and help millions of people circumvent censorship and protect their privacy. All details here: torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

A new study finds 3,000 websites on which third-party companies scoop up what you type into forms in real time — even if you never hit submit. This happens on about 1,800 websites for E.U. users too, likely in violation of the .

wired.com/story/leaky-forms-ke

Your data is valuable. Everything you do online and everywhere you go with your is tracked. And there’s a robust market for that data, a market that lets governments and private individuals purchase reams of your personal data.

«The EU Commission’s New Proposal Would Undermine And Scan Our Messages»

eff.org/deeplinks/2022/05/eu-c

TL;DR: The executive body of the European Union published today a legislative proposal (text) that, if it became law, would be a disaster for online in the EU and throughout the world. Fortunately, the misguided proposal published today is far from the final word on this matter.

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Cookie popups: Twitter repost 

Once again; loud and slow for the people at the back:

COOKIE POPUPS DID NOT COME FROM THE GDPR.

Cookie popups came from the adtech industry’s disinclination to comply with ePrivacy law and make it so annoying to avoid surveillance advertising that people wouldn’t bother

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"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations" - George Orwell

Journalists are routinely subject to surveillance, because they publish things that you're not supposed to know.

#WorldPressFreedomDay

, , , direct messages can be read by any super-user (administrators, server operators & so on).
On happens to be the same. Your instance admin can read all your DMs.

Mastodon already implemented most of the server-side bits, but several challenges remain to implement the feature in clients.

Keep this in mind and choose your media wisely when communicating sensitive data.

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Can anyone explain an aspect of #defederation on #Mastodon?

Specifically: if I mutually follow someone from Instance B, and my instance defederates from theirs, can that person and I no longer see and interact with each other?

Researchers find Amazon uses Alexa voice data to target you with ads.

The report concludes that and third parties (including advertising and services) collect data from your interactions with through smart speakers and share it with as many as 41 partners.

theverge.com/2022/4/28/2304702

At least you can say you are not alone at home anymore.

41 fu**ing partners.

You will gain freedom from , from capitalistic dynamics inside the network (i.e. suggested timeline playing with your emotions...) and will promote a user-respecting web. This will pay long term.

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