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Here is a great website created by @ethical_net that lists all alternative and ethical web services.

We're glad to be listed in the "search engine" section!

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Check out this interactive timeline of Facebook's history. You can see the trouble brewing from its early days.

Share this with folks who want to learn about Facebook's history. And tell them that alternative technologies are emerging! We can #DecentralizeTheWeb--one person at a time!

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"If you’ve grown tired of giving away your personal information to services like Google Search, DuckDuckGo is probably for you."

Here's a guide from @groovyPost to the reasons why (and how) you should make the switch today:

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ProtonMail v3.16 adds elliptic curve cryptography, undo move, and a new anti-phishing feature. Learn more:

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@Mayana @deejoe perhaps that other question the article asks and partially answers is why has Muslim world/civilisation became more closed-minded and irrational. I think the same question should be posed to western 'judeo-christian' world with regards to bigoted and xenophobic, and even imperialist behaviors and politics.

Thanks for sharing, this was an interesting read.

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@eosoe That feature already exists. You can block/mute/report users from the feed.

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After Google successfully beat back Triada in 2017, its developers found a new way in.

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You can track down your stolen MacBook, but no one else can—not even Apple.

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Our latest version of Facebook Container also blocks like & share buttons on external sites, making it harder for Facebook to build a shadow profile of you.

Check it out: tweeted by @Firefox

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Need another reason to #deleteFacebook? The platform is marketing user data to cellular carriers to use to assess things like user creditworthiness. Some of the data they pull directly from smartphones includes:

• Locations
• Interests
• Social groups

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@jj @nextcloud of course centralization is a problem, but the Brexit is not the best example, quite the opposite on many levels instead

This particular video has a lot of propaganda that, thanks to the Internet, we can unmask by researching, fact checking and looking for different opinions

New Mac Pro base $6,000: Insane price?

I thought so, but then I spec'd a Dell Precision similar to the Mac baseline and it came to $7500 after discounts.

Precision 7920 Tower XCTO Base

Intel Xeon Gold 6134M 3.2GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo, 8C, 10.4GT/s 3UPI,24.75MB Cache, HT (130W) DDR4-2666

Video Card
Radeon Pro WX 7100, 8GB, 4DP (7X20T)


256gb SSD

Mac Specs: are they the equal?

What am I missing?

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@jj oh yes for sure. I got reddit for my news. The last thing I do is turn on a TV or read the local paper.

I haven't had a TV in over 25 years lol 😂 📺📃

Firefox DNS hacks from Intel Techniques podcast. Changes default to encrypted cloudflare DNS, even over VPN. It should also speed up resolutions.

Firefox Configurations:
network.trr.mode from 0 to 2. from False to True
network.trr.uri (CF by default)


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A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.

Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.

Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.

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Baidu Censors the Internet in China—So Do Microsoft and Apple The 30th anniversary of the end of the Tiananmen uprising highlights how Chinese, and Western, companies filter what Chinese internet users can see. #Business/ComputersandSoftware #censorship #Microsoft #Business #Internet #LinkedIn #China #apple

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Another MacOS Bug Lets Hackers Invisibly Click Security Prompts Yet again, a bug in Apple's safeguards against "synthetic clicks" allows hackers to slip past Mojave's security restrictions on apps. #Security/CyberattacksandHacks #Security #apple #macos #hacks

Since joining Mastadon, I find that I am not checking r! or news much anymore. Posts here seem better focused and intelligent (mostly ;))

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