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Rules on the internet I've seen lately.
Rule #1: believe everything on the internet.
Rule #2: don't post links 🔗 to backup your claims.
Rule #3: don't try to be passionate about the topic, instead try to be a jerk.

Hi all. What are your recommendations for replacing Google news and ? More privacy respecting and preferably .

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The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.

I don't get it!
The "how are you going to pay for it" "with magical money" for progressive proposals, but then helping banks bankruptcy, tax break for the rich, increase funding to the military that has unacceptable accounting findings, all with taxpayers $ while hurting the govt debt. How do conservatives/Republicans keep asking "with what money?"? Do they not see the hypocrisy?
Maybe my left leaning internet bubble has shielded me from a good answer to my question?

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RT @eff: We must reject GCHQ’s newest “ghost” proposal for what it is: a mandated encryption backdoor.

The future is :hacker_n: :hacker_o: :hacker_w:
T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T Are Selling Customers' Real-Time Location Data, And It's Falling Into the Wrong Hands

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Lifted my mood:

In 1938, Nazis demanded to know if ‘The Hobbit’ author was Jewish. He responded with a high-class burn.

J.R.R. Tolkien hated Nazi 'race doctrine' and no problem telling his German publishing house about it.

Truth be told I have better search results with than with .
Back when I used to only use Google search it was unmatch then I started substituting with startpage as obvious option. But things have changed ha

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Just a few miles on a local hill today, done rather a few previous days, so just getting out.
Wet and misty, but mild. I like all weather, so no matter.
A few bits caught my eye, so a few pictures...

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Is this instance on 500 characters cap? Can I request an increase? Or that will be for the hole instance and not individually.

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Link to the report of the recent Privacy International investigation of Android apps (Spotify, Yelp and TripAdvisor among others) sending information to FaceBook without user action. Wonder when the authorities finally take action against FB.

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For everybody struggeling with mental health right now: hang in there. #Depression is a liar that make us think bad stuff about ourselves, others and the world and we tend to believe all of that is real and it'll never get better. That's a lie. You are valuable and you deserve to be loved. It's going to get better! #NotJustSad

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This is the best article I've seen about Facebook lately, and I've seen a lot. It's going in my link blog, but I'd like to point it out now, so you don't miss it. It specifically contrasts Facebook and the Internet of 2018 with the Internet of 1995 to 2005.

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I missed the #spidersona thing! Honestly you lot are so fricking talented, and just really inspiring for Doing Art, my goodness.

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