WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more
Facebook is rolling messaging between WhatsApp Instagram and Facebook messenger into one.
While they claim to add end-to-end encryption (let's see about that), the silent part is about profiles, contact lists and access.
Internally, the founders of WhatsApp left over this and employees are rebelling. That tells you a lot about how user-hostile these changes will be.
Zuck wants more data. #DeleteWhatsApp.
They say Android is open-source but is it really? General users are actually tricked into creating a #Google Mail account in order to probably operate the device. Even if you don't have a Gmail signed in on your device, Google Services still operates on your device and is in fact closed-source on the system level. Some devices doesn't give an option to opt-out or better yet fully disable Play Store and Services. Ever so more, Google automatically grows in userbase due to Gmail requirement.
Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers https://www.wired.com/story/googles-proposed-changes-chrome-could-weaken-ad-blockers/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare
I am certainly excited for the third generation of AMD Ryzen, are you?
Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.
This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.
Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.
Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin
Foxconn cutting staff due to drop in iPhone sales.
Still got a Windows 10 smartphone? It's time to chuck it. @ChrisWere
Nearly 200 extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1901.03397.pdf (PDF file)
– extensions are not subject to the Same Origin Policy and therefore can read and write user data on any web application
– this user data includes cookies, browsing history, bookmarks, list of installed extensions, and more
– vulnerable extensions have to be removed or fixed
1809 update broke my notifications, or I miss clicked something on W10Privacy. Very much #Windows.
#Google's Project Stream will give them even more market dominance as soon as Game Streaming becomes a norm, it could cause PCs, Consoles and digital downloads of games to disappear from the industry.
Google moved 20 *billions* Euros to Bermuda in 2017.
"La presse néerlandaise a révélé le 2 janvier que Google avait transféré 19,9 milliards d'euros vers le paradis fiscal des Bermudes en 2017" https://www.marianne.net/economie/grace-la-legislation-europeenne-google-deplace-l-equivalent-du-pib-du-senegal-dans-un … via @MarianneleMag
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