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I did a detailed privacy check of the Tiktok app and website. You can read my article æt Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tiktok commits multiple breaches of law, trust, transparency and data protection. Here are the technical and legal details
Long thread⤵️

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What does Fediverse think of from a privacy perspective?

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Started tweaking uMatrix in Palemoon to block most content, including scripts, on sites I visit regularly. This is optimize load times and stop bullshit from using bandwidth.
This makes a huge difference to loading times.

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How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer markosaric.com/google-amp/

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Busy watching Joe Rogan Experience #1368 - Edward Snowden.
Pretty intense. Highly recommended watch.

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Google and Facebook together receive 50% of the total worldwide digital ad spending in 2019. That's $103.73 billion and $67.37 billion respectively. They gained this position due to the incredibly detailed profiles of their users that they collected. Therefore these two companies enable advertisers to target a very specific audience for their ads.

Source for ad spending 2019:
emarketer.com/content/global-d

Microsoft should pre-install Linux on their Surface laptops. I might actually buy one.haha.

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I remember reading something about Facebook introducing ads to Whatsapp in 2020?
I hope they make it so intrusive that they force you to watch a 10 second Ad before the app opens. And then flash full screen ads before every chat you open.
I hope this forces people to uninstall this shit.

Looks like I'll be using Fedilab for pixelfed

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