Want to find your way from A to B?
You should try:
I've used it a couple of times today, and it was great.
* Uses OpenStreetMap data
* Service provided by HeiGIT
* Doesn't spy on you
* Maps look great
* Effective routes
* Share with friends
* Add your own tracks
* Export to GPX plus others
* Elevation profile
You can also go to C, D, E and many more. 😉
Have you heard about Silicon Valley’s unpaid research and development department? It’s called the EU.
Who should you thank for Facebook’s Libra?
• “One of the UK’s leading privacy researchers”
• University College London
• The DECODE project
And, if you’re an EU citizen who pays their taxes,
Surprised? Don’t be.
This gives me hope! #math is accessible.
A Math Genius Blooms Late and Conquers His Field
June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.
Firefox's Multi-Account Containers add-on is awesome but, what about all the random browsing you do on a daily basis? I stumbled across this gem the other day and it's taken containers to a whole new level but automagically creating temporary containers for new sites you browse to. I highly recommend it: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/temporary-containers/
This is great for normalising the concept of decentralised social media 👍
If you have a Fediverse account, please do mention it on your website! The more people see these icons, the more comfortable they will be finding out more.
TechCrunch: "users of the LaLiga app were outraged to discover the smartphone software does rather more than show minute-by-minute commentary of football matches — but can use the microphone and GPS of fans’ phones to record their surroundings" #privacy https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/12/laliga-fined-280k-for-soccer-apps-privacy-violating-spy-mode/
@LenieBlue luckily there's a 30 day comment period in which to communicate to Bezos & ICANN that this is unacceptable abuse of his financial reach. If enough people do this, it might make a difference.
ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.
Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.
(via http://everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )
Just realised that I have maybe misunderstood something with mastodon. I thought it was possible to post so that only other logged in users on the same server can see your post.
But looking at the privacy options for a post I see no option for that? I thought “unlisted” was that option but it is not!
This was a major selling point for me about mastodon. The possibility to create a safe space to post where only other community members see it.
Have I understood this correctly? :(
Linux App Store: a new website to easily find apps!
The “Linux App Store” website makes it easier to care less about the distribution method, and more about what is simply available.
It lets you find the app you want, regardless of which store hosts on.
Times of adding PPA's (personal package archives) are of the past soon enough now.
"Can I fully control my Android phone?": No, you can't.
– in our tests, AFWall+ leaked DNS queries of all apps on the device (including blocked apps), making it easy to determine apps installed on the phone
– updating Android doesn't imply that firmware vulnerabilities get fixed
– apps from F-Droid/Play Store etc. can still leak personal data as shown in our /e/ article
– besides, your proprietary baseband processor, GPS, sensors etc. remain out of control
#Mozilla #Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping #Tracking By Default | #privacy https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-firefox-to-enable-hyperlink-ping-tracking-by-default/
RSS is a timeline of sorts, yes, but it runs at a sane speed, and it stays in your control, unlike Facebook or Twitter’s unknowable whims, and it excludes the vast majority of toxic noise that characterizes so much of social media https://gizmodo.com/rss-is-better-than-twitter-1833624929
#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked
It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".
It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.
Want to #livewithoutgoogle #deletefacebook and protect your #privacy? Find a nice list of tools here!
Y'all should be using #Firefox containers for your site-isolating and anonymous browsing needs and I wrote about them https://spin.atomicobject.com/2018/10/29/virtual-browsers-firefox-containers/ #privacy
Google may be the world’s most popular search engine, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the best. Don’t forget, Google is notorious for tracking users and logging search act…
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