Stanford University computer scientists, lead by @MonicaSLam, are working on building a privacy-minded virtual assistant, as an alternative to virtual assistants that have "access to a broader & more personal range of data than a search engine." nytimes.com/2019/06/14/technol

Original tweet: twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Did you know you can embed toots from Mastodon on other websites and blogs?

Just click the "..." at the bottom of a toot and select "embed" to get the HTML code.

Here's an example of it in action:

switching.social/an-example-of

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

@switchingsocial
Open source and fediverse is really cool, but I have simple and the most valuable question: how to move your contacts to fediverse things? For example, all my colleagues and family use telegram for personal messaging and slack for work-related things. Could you give me some ideas about how to "advertise" such tools like matrix for them?

"Despite near-universal acceptance that privacy is a right ... many of us remain numb to its persistent erosion."

ProPrivacy.com lists four essential Internet privacy tools and why you need them. proprivacy.com/guides/privacy-

Is your browser protecting your privacy enough? @davidnield suggests trying our browser on mobile and browser extension on desktop for "maximum privacy with minimal effort."

With one download, you can take back your privacy: duckduckgo.com/app wired.com/story/privacy-browse

Original tweet: twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more