Stop using apps from big companies!!!!!
Lawsuit: Weather Channel illegally shared user location data with advertisers
IBM-owned company accused of tricking app users with false disclosures.
This is why you should NEVER use Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Internet connected security cameras, etc. . .
Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home - https://reut.rs/2GvClGc
This is why people should get off of Facebook and stop giving personal info (like emails, dates of birth, phone numbers, etc.) away to private businesses in exchange for "discounts". Counterproductive to shred personal info at home but give it away freely to businesses. "Discounts" can cost you dearly in stolen identity in the event of a data breach like this one.
Huge Data Hack At Marriott Starwood Hotels Compromises Info Of 500 Million People - http://bit.ly/2SfTpAU
Do NOT count on a "blue wave" to save us. . .you must get your butt out and vote and take others with you! Full stop!!!
Long, but wildly interesting, with lots of tech and skullduggery.
Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign? - http://bit.ly/2QDa14K
Genuinely haven't thought about Dvorak keyboard in years. Good stuff, as I recall. @tomasino: @crc join me in Dvorak land where typing causes less distress
Want truly alternative search results?
Use Searx rather than (US-based, Amazon AWS-reliant, centralized) duckduckgo!
Searx subverts data from search engines while protecting your privacy in a truly decentralized matter!
https://searx.me for main (often saturdated instance)
https://stats.searx.xyz/ for a list of instances.. and better, deploy your own! <3
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This is not meant to be snarky or condescending in any way. If you are leaving FB/Instagram (or any shitty company) I am genuinely proud of you and think you are awesome. 😍
Imagine travelling back in time a few centuries to tell peasants #feudalism is great because Dark Ages kings are "job creators"
Privacy advocate. Mastodon Evangelist. Encryption everywhere & for all. Politics. Open source fan. Eater of foods & purveyor of snark. Love kittehs & dogses.
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