Gritty :vue: boosted

@gritnot Sometimes people see things as binary. Resistance is futile. It takes a little explaining to convince them that it is not an all or nothing situation. The more privacy you can retain, the more power you have over your own destiny. This article kind of explains the situation.

Gritty :vue: boosted

"This de-anonymization industry uses various terms... including "identity resolution" and "identity graph." Other companies claiming to offer a similar service... FullContact, which says it has 223 billion data points for the U.S., as well as profiles on over 275 million adults in the U.S."

""whole-person Identity Graph provides personal/professional attributes, as well as online/offline identifiers... adding that can include names, addresses, social IDs, and MAIDs."

Show thread

When I talk to friends and coworkers about online privacy, I feel like someone who should be wearing a tinfoil hat, a conspiracy theorist a-la far left or far rightists. Some times it makes me step back and think… am I blinded?

But no, I’m reminded that online privacy needs to be a basic human right.

Gritty :vue: boosted
Gritty :vue: boosted

Conservatives ARE being censored by Big Tech. So is everyone else, from Palestinians to Christian ministries to sex educators. Big Tech won't get moderation right for billions of us - but interoperability lets communities set their own standards.

Gritty :vue: boosted

Never Obsolete posts screenshots and photos of retro computing and gaming history. You can follow at:

➡️ @256

It's also worth checking the replies under the posts, as some images provoke lots of memories!

#NeverObsolete #2000s #1990s #1980s #Computing #Gaming #History #Technology #Retro #Nostalgia #Fun

Gritty :vue: boosted

“By engaging in surveillance of their own against themselves, they became instrumental in their own domination and subjugation.”

Show thread

“Panopticism in the digital era is more subtle in its nature, we are forced to conform to norms and behave accordingly while never actually being aware of the hold it has over us. The watchtower has been replaced by security cameras and algorithms, police presence and data trawlers.”

Show thread

I’m in the market for a new laptop. Looking for suggestions on a Linux based one. I saw System 76 and Purism among others but wanted to know what others around here have?

Doesn’t have to be a high end gaming rig, but still decent so I don’t have to upgrade in a year.

Gritty :vue: boosted

I wanted to buy some Cardano because it’s based on proof-of-stake and environmentally friendly, only to realize my Trezor One doesn’t support it; however the Model T does.

Now I have to decide to get another one and it’s not super cheap either. It’d be nice to store Monero as well…dang it, I’m probably buying it.

It’s it possible to like / comment peertube vids on your phone without having to log into the website?

Gritty :vue: boosted

If you want more followers or follows, try using Trunk.

Trunk is a community-maintained opt-in directory of Fediverse members looking for followers, organised by category:

Only people who actively ask to be listed are on the site, so it is fine to follow them.

#FediTips #Fediverse

Gritty :vue: boosted

The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act bans federal use of face surveillance and withholds some federal tax dollars from paying for it at the state and local level.

Tell your elected officials now to co-sponsor this bill!

Gritty :vue: boosted

The profile notes feature on Mastodon is very useful but also perhaps slightly unclear if you've never used it before.

It works like this:

Go to a person's profile by clicking on their name, look for the "Note" section and then click on "Click to add note", start typing and it saves it automatically. The note is only visible to you.

This is really handy if you interact with lots of people and need to remember (for example) why you follow someone etc.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Masto #FediTips

Gritty :vue: boosted

Victory! A federal appellate court ruled that Baltimore's warrantless aerial surveillance program, which monitored the daytime movements of nearly all Baltimore residents, violates the Fourth Amendment.

Show more
Mastodon 🔐

Fast, secure and up-to-date instance. PrivacyTools provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

Matrix Chat:
Support us on OpenCollective, many contributions are tax deductible!