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Hi everyone! Just migrated my old account @sirduck 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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“Amazon’s new products certainly have the potential to extend what was already an invasive surveillance system into the realm of the absurd,” says EFF's @mguariglia on Ring's new indoor 'security drones'

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Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.

Share this insightful resource!

Just like #TheSocialDilemma film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

#socialcooling #surveillancecapitalism #socialmedia #humanetechnology #humanedesign #humanetechnow

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

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Deutsche Bahn mini rant 

Fucking Deutsche Bahn. Can’t wait to get my Führerschein in the hopefully near future to not depend on the DB any more

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DuckDuckGo's Tracker Radar (list used in Safari's Privacy Report) has found calls to Google on 82% of all sites. Facebook scripts come second (34% of sites).

Google Analytics is the most popular third-party connection (Google owns 8 of top 10 calls).

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Domestic surveillance is alive and well. Use @signalapp to protect voice and video calls (for free).

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This is the most interesting mobile security project I've seen in a very long time, by one of technology's brightest minds. Keep an eye on it.

(Here's an academic paper we wrote together on hacking the iPhone—for which he did by far the hardest work: )

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Tor Browser 10.0 released, fixes several security vulnerabilities:

– Based on FF 78.3.0esr.
– Updates for Tor, and NoScript.
– Android Tor Browser 10 will be available "in the following weeks."

#Tor #TorBrowser #WebBrowser #Anonymity #Privacy

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For randos on the fediverse you might follow, but don't really know well, whats a comfortable post volume of public/listed toots before you consider unfollowing?

Curious how people feel about this since we don't have "the algorithm" filtering/limiting things for us.

Other feedback welcome. I'm also curious how many people use lists to see everything from a small group while letting home feeds overflow, or other strategies used.

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Yesterday I turned of my phone and put it away for 24h. I’ve never done this before. All form of communication was through Signal desktop for my important contacts.

I was surprised how little I missed my phone and it was refreshing not to wake up and check notifications.

Great little experiment to know that I can put my phone away and nothing will happen and I will feel no FOMO at the end. You should try it sometime

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Self-care is ongoing. It's not a one and done fix for everything. Take care of yourself today, and tomorrow, and the next day.

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Social media, fear of the future 

Yesterday I watched It filled me with dread, even if I was already well aware of the issues it covers, and despite the Black Mirror vibe feeling a bit too heavy-handed (but probably necessary.)

The ad/media/tech industry is causing societal damage on an unprecedented level, and seeing the whole ecosystem explained by some of the very people who created it is quite chilling.

Watch it if you can, it offers a striking perspective.

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Safing ( is developing Portmaster, a FOSS kernel-level firewall application for Windows & Linux with various privacy features; as well as SPN, a multi-hop privacy network currently in closed beta.

Safing has been a long term sponsor of the PrivacyTools project on OpenCollective :)

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