Internet tracking is present everywhere. We are even tracked when you open an email and click on the link.

However, there are ways to limit it. Thank you EFF for this tutorial!

eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/stop

"Economists at #Facebook conducted 15 experiments… A large retailer launched a Facebook campaign. Initially it was assumed that the retailer’s ad would only have to be shown 1,490 times before one person actually bought something. But the experiment revealed that many of those people would have shopped there anyway; only one in 14,300 found the webshop because of the ad. … selection effects were almost 10 times stronger than the advertising effect"

The willful blindness to waste—jawdropping.

In the next release, you will be able to get information concerning the instance of the visited account by clicking on the software name.
The instance owner accounts will be clickable to display their profile.
#Fedilab

To new #Fedilab users. You can long press a lot of buttons or tabs to get more features.
If you have several accounts, that allows to make the action with another account without switching. #Tip

- These old farts in my office are full of toxic masculinity, they constantly manspread, mansplain, they have no regret of their belonging to the privileged class and they don't give a shit about climate change. That's gross, we should be more diverse and inclusive.
- OK, zoomer.

Lobbyists for major ISPs are fighting against DNS over HTTPS. Wonder what our ISPs are doing with all that sweet sweet user data. Good on for informing Congress about their shady dealings and to look into what they're doing with our data.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Remember kids. The real path to success in life is to follow these two simple rules:

1. Be attractive
2. Don’t be unattractive

Everything else is just semantics.

Oh great... Another word where the CH is at the beginning and it's silent....

chthonian | Word of the Day | October 26, 2019

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A Linux account banned from Mastodon.social for just LINKING to a video about Dissenter Browser!

Tom of Switched To Linux: "LOL...someone posted a link to this thread on my Gab announcement for this video...apparently mastodon.social has a 'ban on site' policy against Gab!"

“It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.” -commentary, Ashton Snapp.

Mastodon.social is only ONE instance of non-centralized entity of Mastodon; if one is seeking for free speech, probably best to avoid this one.

There are other instances such as linuxrocks.online which had the same post with no repercussions.

==> https://youtu.be/0id0j0pPViI
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#SwitchedToLinux #Dissenter #Mastodon #Gab #Linux #Eugen #Gargron
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If you appreciate my work, you can contribute with a small donation fedilab.app/page/donations/

Donations allow to pay some server charges and extra costs. But also the coffee for developing :)

These Deep Fakes are getting alarmingly good. This one is just for fun, but I worry about the time they're being used for more nefarious purposes.

"A Deeper Look Into The Life of An Impressionist - Youtube"

youtube.com/watch?v=5rPKeUXjEv

Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock

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