Tried a free month of YouTube premium on my iPhone to see what the fuss was about, got an email from Google that I did not have Gmail, Google Maps installed, immediately cancelled so I wouldn’t be charged after the free month. Also uninstalled YouTube.
Google knowing what apps I do or do not have installed on my non Android phone is unacceptable
We ❤️ open source. Your Tutanota client is fully published as open source software. 😍 We even built our own captcha instead of using Google's Captcha. Read here why: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-source-email/
Happy birthday, #RMS! May your day be filled with freedom and cake made from open source recipes!
I'm just wondering, why do people still use it?
Resting and spreading can be used for more than just resting arguments and spreading arrays.
The China firewall is extreme.
However, there is technology at Youtube (Google) and Facebook to audit ISIS content. Yet, they don't use it for racist posts.
This is not motivated from some sort of benevolent place of free speech, but IT MAKES THEM MONEY.
That's truly sick. That's why you should encourage people to leave their platforms.
Google Play Apps With 150 Million Installs Contain Aggressive Adware
"Microsoft proves the critics right: We’re heading toward a Chrome-only Web" #web #firefox :( https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/microsofts-new-skype-for-web-client-an-early-taste-of-the-browser-monoculture/
The value of owning more books than you can read
"All those books you haven't read are indeed a sign of your ignorance. But if you know how ignorant you are, you're way ahead of the vast majority of other people"
Gmail tracks you, Yahoo scans your entire mailbox. Fortunately, we have a choice! Start using an alternative that respects your right to privacy: https://tutanota.com 😃
Read the full report of recommended privacy-friendly apps: https://www.wu.ac.at/fileadmin/wu/d/i/ec/Privacy_Brosch%C3%BCre/Brochure_2702.pdf
Tired of Google reading your mail?
Find an alternative to Gmail, and other Google products, in our guide to living without Google: https://spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remove-google/
For history fans on the Fediverse Show more
It's extracts from the private diaries of Samuel Pepys tooted in real time. For example, today it's giving his thoughts from 9th March 1666.
The period the diaries cover is fascinating: Charles II 👑 , the Great Plague 🐀 and the Great Fire of London 🔥🏰🔥 (coming up later this year).
It's run by @philgyford
A new low Show more
"The Spinner* is “a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.” Meaning you can hire The Spinner* to hack another person."
"The Spinner* provides you with a link you then text to your friend. When that friend clicks on the link, they get a tracking cookie that works as a bulls-eye for The Spinner* to hit with 10 articles written specifically to influence that friend."
Oh good. Facebook gives advertisers your two factor authentication phone number.
<< They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a user’s account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks. >>
It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.
You don't have a "brand" – you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" – you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.
There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.
You're so much more than that. 💚
Software developer interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Vim addict.
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