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The "Advertisers" section of @katienotopoulos's Facebook Settings revealed targeting by a confusing list of advertisers, like distant car dealerships, that likely paid for her info.
buzzfeednews.com/article/katie

If you still use Facebook, check yours here: facebook.com/ads/preferences/?

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If you’re still using Internet Explorer, now is a great time to make the switch. Along with our Version 4.0 update, ProtonMail will no longer support that iconic browser of your youth. protonmail.com/blog/internet-e

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My friend and I deactivated our Facebooks together this weekend. I think Throw Away Facebook parties are a great idea - we want Facebook because it gives the illusion of community. But if community is all around us, then why do you need Facebook? Plus positive peer pressure is real handy sometimes.

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Journalists must be free to do their jobs without fear of surveillance, harassment, or harm. We’re committed to giving them the tools to protect themselves and their sources. Learn more: protonmail.com/blog/journalism/ #WorldPressFreedomDay

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I hate the "own your data" meme in the decentralized social web. A friend of mine pointed out how useless the phrase is a few years ago and I agree. "Ownership" sounds an awful lot like digital "property", which is nonsense when moving from physical to digital stuff because copying doesn't destroy the original. The path you go down there is the path to artificial constraints like DRM. Yikes!

We should be talking about user autonomy instead. That's a much better meme.

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scrolling through the timeline making Marge Simpson noises at half the posts

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2009: Young people use Twitter. Old people complain about how this terrible "Twitter" thing is ruining society.

2019: Old people use Twitter. Young people complain about how this terrible "Twitter" thing is ruining society.

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When my friends and I catch up and talk about what's happened since we last saw each other

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I have no idea why i ever used Chrome. Glad I've been using Firefox for so long

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

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