An @AP / Princeton investigation finds Google tracking people's locations even with “Location History” turned off, reports @rnakashi. https://apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac257a07c1af0ecb/AP-Exclusive:-Google-tracks-your-movements,-like-it-or-not
The AP also wrote up this guide to better turn off & delete Google location history:https://apnews.com/b031ee35d4534f548e43b7575f4ab494
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1029363765400109056
Dealing with patronizing hostility Show more
When someone engages you with "how much do you know" or "if you care about" or my favorite "go read a book!" to something you have spent your precious time and resources to understanding, it's important to recognize that they're not actually looking for a debate
Nothing you say will be good enough for them
It's a performance for the crowd and to seek validation at your expense. A nanosecond spent acknowledging that they even exist is an eternity wasted
Hey Fediverse -- I need a logo designed & I've got cash (USD or EUR)!
I need it simple -- so it can be printed on stickers (it's primary function, tbh) economically -- but also (hopefully) eye-catch-y because the target audience already has a tortuous number of stickers on their laptop.
Corollary -- what small run (less than 500), probably die-cut required, sticker print shop should I be supporting (US or EU) instead of Sticker Mule?
boosts very much welcomed.
Friendly reminder post from @vivaldibrowser that grammar & spell-check extensions as well as keyboard apps send everything you type to a third-party.
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1027189439280373760
We are coming to DEF CON. Come ask Co-Founder Roger Dingledine anything about Tor: Saturday @ 6pm in the Crypto & Privacy Village. https://blog.torproject.org/events/roger-and-steph-and-others-def-con-las-vegas
Beware of apps and extensions purporting to protect your privacy but that are really spyware.
@techradar investigates a bunch found to be tracking users & @ay_meshkov offers this good advice: "Never install anything made by a developer you don't trust." https://www.techradar.com/news/spyware-laden-privacy-extensions-and-apps-affect-over-11-million-users
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1026464663817605125
This interactive map by the @ACLU showcases the status of U.S. state legislation being enacted to stop ISPs from being able to collect and sell your browsing data after federal privacy protections were overturned last year. We hope more follow suit. https://www.aclu.org/issues/privacy-technology/internet-privacy/status-internet-privacy-legislation-state
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1025015108911738880
Leaked documents reveal Google is planning to participate in censorship and oppression in China.
The censored version of its search engine will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest. https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/
We all remember Bill Gates and Steve Jobs but does anyone remember Adam Osborne? He is the namesake of the Osborne Effect and made the Osborne 1 computer.
We strongly recommend tweaking the privacy settings on your Smart TV to prevent invasive tracking of what you do with your TV.
@whitsongordon offers instructions to disable these so-called "features" on the most popular TV brands. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/smarter-living/how-to-stop-your-smart-tv-from-tracking-what-you-watch.html
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1023927946657050624
NEW POSITION: We're looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team!
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience running open source systems.
This position can be performed remotely or in our Seattle office. https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs-sysadmin.html.en
I'm committing a Git tutorial to my fossil repository.
Not weird. I'm just making an observation.
on contemporary website navigation Show more
Tech Support Horror Story time! Lay them on me and the best will be put into the podcast!
This is the second time I field for stories, so if you responded last time, pick a different one ;)
This timeless Ted Talk by @ggreenwald explains why "I have nothing to hide" is a flawed response to online privacy concerns. https://www.ted.com/talks/glenn_greenwald_why_privacy_matters
We gave three reasons we think it is flawed here:https://spreadprivacy.com/three-reasons-why-the-nothing-to-hide-argument-is-flawed/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1020666454369275906