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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

Episode 4 of my talks to Sarah Kiden who is studying the impact of the on local communities.

She has also researched internet speeds and connectivity across Africa.

Does anyone know if Tristaaaaaaaaaaaarn has joined Mastodon yet?

Maybe someone who knows him from College might know? Hmm.

...and there is probably one thing even more evil than gluing/soldering the cells into devices: battery controllers with DRM built in. Yes, just like how printer makers were putting electronics in their ink cartridges preventing refills. Some devices and battery packs have self destructing charge controllers that stop working when the input voltage goes too low to prevent 3rd party cell replacement.

I know. Liability blah blah blah. That is the excuse. The real reason is planned obsolescence.

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No matter what happens to Mozilla, please everyone, don't start using Brave.

server side tagging - as detailled here: A great step forward!

Except I'm calling it as an attempt to make tracking people online harder to detect

I spoke to the guy on the bird site - see his reaction

Mozilla is a disgrace to the values it was founded upon. Get your shit together already.

Instance fell over a few days ago but now back in business.

Wondering if TikTok is a national threat? Truth is, it's as bad as any other app...

It's time to fix the abusive data exploitation industry!

Hello Fediverse, and and especially PeerTube's admins.

After finding Neo-Nazi content on the instance I was using, I realized that far-right groups have created PeerTube instances or use unmoderated instances to share their videos.

This content federates on other instances.

I've created this account to list somewhere theses instances, making it easier to isolate them and their content and protect us.

The list :


You can help by reporting instances to this account.

You can follow this account to get update about this list (theses will be under a content warning).

( Inspired by @isolategab )

“We examined more than 15,000 recent popular queries and found that Google devoted 41 percent of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and what it calls ‘direct answers,’ which are populated with information copied from other sources, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.”

PERMANENT RECORD has just been adapted for young readers and schools. It took a lot of work, but making the systems that will control and influence our children's entire lives understandable to them is something I feel very important. Order link:

**Opinion: Boris Johnson — from 'world king' to bumbling failure**

"British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has marked one year in office, stumbling from one mishap to another. For him, nothing runs smoothly and there are no achievements whatsoever, writes Birgit Maaß."

#news #bot

ICYMI Have a listen to my new which interviews maverick renegades who are pushing back against monopolies, and and more

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of recommended accounts this week:

🌟 @mobilizon - Free open source Fediverse alternative to Facebook Events, currently in public beta testing

🌟 @ubports - Develops and maintains Ubuntu Touch, a FOSS OS for phones and tablets

🌟 @Liberapay - Free open source non-profit alternative to Patreon

🌟 @MicroSFF - Toot-sized sci-fi and fantasy stories

🌟 @privacyint - Charity campaigning for privacy since 1990

🌟 @cryptpad - Free open source self-hostable office suite

This silly video where - a 9 year employee of has only just worked out that his company is "doing the wrong things" is ridiculous.

The applause he's receiving for it more so.

To all Facebook employees -The genocide in Myanmar was MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO.

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