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“Saying that you don't care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”

-Edward Snowden

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Hi everyone! Just migrated my old account @sirduck@mastodon.social here, to post more specifically about and issues around the world in general. I'm a student and love learning more about tech, and anything really, I have plenty more interests like and of course I enjoy any and all memes

As you can see I suck at introductions but I'm happy to be here :)

For more cozy content you can follow me on @spacelizard

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Apps and data brokers claim they are only sharing so-called “anonymized” data. But that’s simply not possible. Data brokers sell rich profiles with more than enough information to link sensitive data to real people, even if the brokers don’t include a legal name.

The amount of personal information you have to provide in order to find an apartment is insane. Like, I get it, but still
I feel dirty after sharing so much info

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NUEVO Proyecto de nogafam.es | PORTAL DE fediverso.es

Vengo a presentar un adelanto del nuevo proyecto que se me traigo entre manos para facilitar la entrada de las personas al Fediverso, que es: fediverso.es. Si accedéis es posible que no esté disponible todavía ya que se está todavía desarrollando.

video.nogafam.es/videos/watch/

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The state of modern marketing makes it hard to promote products in a responsible way. We have identified nine marketing practices we reject and want to see go away.

Taking a principled stand might hurt our growth, yet it's the best way to support progress.

ivpn.net/blog/why-we-refuse-mo

This month has been filled with “big life stuff” for me and I can’t believe how well everything went!

Still have a lot to do but I’ve accomplished a lot of things I wasn’t sure I was gonna be able to accomplish and I’m very very happy :blobaww:

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Quien quiera hacerse una idea de lo que físicamente significa la soberanía digital, y concretamente nogafam.es, esto es.
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Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@gematik1@twitter.com) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/ger 💉🇩🇪🚀

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The advantages of #CellBroadcasts in short:

✅ reduced bottlenecks due to high efficiency sending
✅ established standard since 1990
✅ relatively cheap
✅ everyone is warned, even short-term tourists
✅ independent from mobile internet
✅ works even if telephony/SMS/internet is overloaded
✅ no apps required

➡️ Warning apps are a useful *extension*, but not the *basis*. [2/2]

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We have updated the marketing section of our Ethics page.

We explain what we don't do and why, touching on paid reviews, surveillance ads, dark patterns and spam and other tactics.

We have also added examples on how attract new customers instead, e.g. improving our service, educational projects and sponsorships.

ivpn.net/ethics/

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If you had to use a simple, verb-centric sentence to describe Mastodon, what would it be?

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#DuckDuckGo is launching Email Protection into beta, a new feature in our apps that will protect your email #privacy without switching email services 🎉

spreadprivacy.com/introducing-

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Welcome to the Internet!
youtu.be/k1BneeJTDcU

"Inside" by Bo Burnham is peak millennial.

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Here's a demo of the sign-up process in the Mastodon for iOS app, recorded by @DavidBlue :thinkhappy:

youtube.com/watch?v=bD8GQvNrE7

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