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Just discovered a very good source for interesting articles if you are in need of something to read!


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When clicking "I accept" on CNN's edition.cnn.com cookie policy, the default "Allow All" grants any of 387 different #advertising systems to place cookies in your browser.

It takes one click to potentially undermine your #privacy.

Maintain better privacy:

- Containerize browser tabs. This creates an isolated browser in each tab to stop cross-site transfer.
- Empty browser cache after each use.
- Use #EFF's #privacybadger
- Don't accept default cookie popups.

#news #culture #ads #cnn

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Today is #GivingTuesday. Help your favorite Free and Open Source projects by donating helping out.


For example, the Fediverse makes social media free, federated and fun.


Help, donate and use Mastodon, Friendica, or the newcomer Pixelfed, the Free and Open Source social platform for sharing your photos. #GivingTuesday


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To celebrate 10.000 views of Part 1 of my anti #GAFAM guide I rewrote the section on #InstantMessengers.

It now highlights #Riot / #Matrix, #Conversations and #DeltaChat as very privacy friendly. Do you agree?


I also added a Contact post to my blog recently including my Matrix and #Tutanota addresses, all my active #Fediverse profiles and #Discourse forums.


#GMAFIA #FAANG #FuckOffGoogle #FreeSoftware #DataPrivacy #SurveillanceCapitalism

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@Framasoft Here's the shit alternatives--

,,: trapped in the Great Wall of

: registration blocked by Google reCAPTCHA

: Condaleeza Rice is on the board

: spam hell & broken anyway

: uses Amazon AWS; requires registration with non-disposable email acct

: paywall with 30 day trial

: svc denied to non-MS users

: verification email never comes if using a disposable email address

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@ilpianista Plz don't use . is not a good company to empower. In addition to these issues:


MS gave $100k to the Cloakroom to hide meetings between conservative US republican politicians & corporations.

If I find a bug on a github-hosted project, I do not report it b/c of all the red tape in loggin in.

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's PDF manuals are wrapped in EXE and DMG files. WTF. Canon customer support says "if you want the manual you need to use a friend's Mac or Windows desktop". Are you fucking kidding me?!

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#Invidition replaces all embedded YouTube-Videos and YouTube Links with ones from #Invidious. The only thing you need to decide to which instance the addon should redirect you.


#learningmonday #firefox #invidious #youtube #privacy

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@onepict Strongly agreed. One of the biggest problems the free, open-source, decentralized, federated, private, etc. software communities face is user-friendliness. It's just too hard for a typical person to use 90% of Linux distros or MS Office alternatives or Facebook replacements or what-have-you. Ease of use is unfortunately still an area that proprietary software vendors often lead in, and it is a very important area.

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Ubuntu got where it is now partly by explicitly reaching out to non techs and not using the response of RTFM. That's an approch I think we need to take now with #Privacy and #Decentralisation. It's not enough to claim technical superiority or that it's a more ethical position to take. We need to focus more on reaching to folks outside our field. We need to practice active patience and empathy. Soft skills as well as tech skills.

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I will be releasing v2.4 of my privacy guide (Android app) hopefully soon. I added so much more content to enjoy and plan to have more as always.

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Project Offline Schedule is under development. Schedule means class schedules. It will be useful for students & pupils!

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Im really excited that is now on opencollective.com, as its the first step for us to become completely financially transparent :)!


@gdroid This is a very beautiful and user friendly app! It would be perfect if we could have a recently opened file section

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Hi Fediverse

it seems to me that switching.social closed down it's services. All social media accounts are deleted and the site is currently offline.

Unfortunately, I have no clue what happened, I'm as surprised as you are. I already contacted the French, Italian and Turkish version of the site.

In case someone knows anything about what happened or has backups of one/multiple pages of the website, I would be very happy to get in touch with you.

#SwitchingSocial #offline
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