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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

What do Amazon, Apple & Google have in common? As well as being massive, powerful & data hungry. They've all been faced with reports that contractors were able to listen to people using their smart voice assistants. They seem to be jumping into health.

Delighted to learn the brilliant UK-based Big Brother Watch has just launched their own podcast. For anyone who doesn't know them, they're one of the main privacy groups in the UK (they feature as one of the 'defenders of digital rights' in my upcoming course)

#privacy #digitalrights #surveillance #uk #podcast

@dansup At @Eunomia our philosophy is that we don't want one entity to be in charge of deciding what's true or not, but rather that users should have tools that simplify detecting misinformation. You should check out our work there. Not saying simply stating something is false is a wrong thing to do but it will put you in a difficult position for sure.

recommendations welcome please

Anyone know any good ones looking at technology and society, surveillance, protecting privacy and that sort of stuff

Any good one not covering that would be good to know about too :)

Watch out, Chrome Safe Browsing was quite privacy aware so far, it just checked URL hashes. Now it's full blown real-time monitoring of what you actually browse... and link it to your Google account.

Not that it did anything else if you had your browsing history synced to cloud 😂

Well it took over a year but we managed to get Google Fonts removed from the Mozilla Rust project. Thanks to everyone who helped out and supported this.

Devs don’t let devs add surveillance to their tools.


New post on how you can install dat:// and hyper:// support in Firefox Developer Edition and Nightly:

We’re excited to announce our exclusive partnership with NOS. That’s right… Fairphone 3 is coming to Portugal! 🙌 🇵🇹 We couldn’t be happier to join forces with NOS in providing an ethical and sustainable alternative to customers. 💚 Take a look:

I know a lot of people like posting links to the bird site on Mastodon but please consider using links instead.

Look what arrived: the tips booklet I made for listeners of my WFMU radio show, - we're starting to mail them out. Design by Greg Harrison.

Includes mentions of @Mastodon @jamesmullarkey @aral @protonmail @duckduckgo +many more.

Pondering about next Friday's radio show. I am thinking about a tour of Computer related songs. This is my Dutch pressing of Kraftwerk - Dentaku.

But it should also showcase a lot of Detroit material. #313 #kraftwerk #detroit #computerwelt #computerlove

A really sad day. I had hopes that
Cliqz might be a European DDG.

A combined privacy by design browser and search engine with DAT built in and some other great initiatives like Who Tracks Me.

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