Decentralization and why it matters...
" As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants "
" How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually. "
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
But there is more out there to escape the Orwellian state:
Good luck !!
As if the Chinese Social Credit *1 system wasnt bad enough… #Privacy
“Chinese Millennials Secure Loans With Nude Photos”
Facebook exposed up to 6.8 million users’ private photos to developers in latest leak
"don't treat the temp workers like real people. if we do, the government might find out and then we'd have to pay them more and get them healthcare"
Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence
'..."Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media ... will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000)," the public prosecution tweeted late Monday...'
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
More mobile camera privacy invasion. Show more
Ok, looking at this setup ☝️ more I’m seeing (no pun intended) that the cameras on modern smartphones are way better than the camera they use… So I’m assuming if it is used to see if you’re telling the truth it can be also used embedded in your phone to gauge accurate interests in whatever you’re staring at for whatever... Seriously, phones should be optional w front and/or rear facing cameras. Also, not all apps need access to front facing cameras. #Privacy
“A futuristic eye-scanning lie detector reminiscent of the Voight-Kampff device in Blade Runner may be coming to a #dystopian future near you.
Funded by billionaire Mark Cuban and released in 2014 by startup Converus, the " #EyeDetect" examines things like pupil dilation, blink rate and other eye movements to determine whether a person is lying, reports Mark Harris of Wired, who traveled to Converus' testing center north of Seattle to check it out.” #Privacy