WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more
Facebook is rolling messaging between WhatsApp Instagram and Facebook messenger into one.
While they claim to add end-to-end encryption (let's see about that), the silent part is about profiles, contact lists and access.
Internally, the founders of WhatsApp left over this and employees are rebelling. That tells you a lot about how user-hostile these changes will be.
Zuck wants more data. #DeleteWhatsApp.
“We are worried that the same thing happens as always happens,” said Tomasz Patora of Superwizjer, “that the authorities will try to claim that this an isolated incident and that they were not at fault, and that things will go back to normal, as it always does.”
Poland slaughter house criminally slaughtering diseased meat and avoiding meat safety checks
Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law
“the French data protection authority announced Monday that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about $57 million, for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services — including its search engine, Google Maps and YouTube — to present personalized advertisements.”
Say no to backdoors: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk/ #BecausePrivacyMatters ✊
Does anyone know of a Mastodon bot that tells what the moon is doing, e.g, ‘The moon is currently waxing/waning, next full moon is nth-date’? Perhaps I’ll make one if there isn’t one #moonbot
Interesting historical factoids Show more
Why is a user's `$HOME` directory shortened to "~"? Because "~" and "Home" shared the same key on an ADM-3A keyboard. Also influencing vi/vim: H/J/K/L double as the arrows and the colon doesn't need SHIFT, making it more convenient.
Finally started watching ‘The X-Files’ and really loving it. The intro theme music and images are really calming somehow?! #xfiles
In #2019 I hope to escape from the endless amounts of useless noise and focus on things that I find more meaningful. For me that means receiving less sensory input that tells me how I should think and feel, or that makes me feel worse than before. In 2018 I took up the practice of journaling and found that it helped immensely with processing my thoughts, and in 2019 I want to take up meditation and focus on being a kinder and more positive version of myself🧘♀️ .
The more into #OSINT I get, the more pissed off I am about what's done with my information that I wasn't told about.
Just today, I found my voter profile that has my full name, age, full home address, my political party (unaffiliated), race, gender, registration date, neighbours, as well as all that same information on my relatives.
I am livid. This information should NOT be public where anyone can just search for it.
My Mom got a new phone 6 months ago and only shared her new # with me and 3 others. Months later she bought a new laptop and registered Microsoft Word (which apparently requires her phone # now?). A day or two later she started getting a stream of telemarketing calls. #privacy
YES TO: freedom of speech, human rights, GNU/Linux, 🄯 FLOSS, true journalism, privacy & security, world politics. #nobots CW: cat boosts
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