Hello Fediworld 👋
most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:
What is browser fingerprinting? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? Find out in this guest post by Pierre Laperdrix
"Any script running in your browser can silently build a fingerprint of your device without you even knowing about it."
Both Purism Librem 5 and PinePhone are shipping in September!
Librem 5 shipping announcement
PinePhone shipping announcement
Both are somewhat unpolished early-adopter versions though. But it is good to see that they're real and coming soon! 🎉
Very exciting call for research:
Mozilla has an interest in potentially integrating more of Tor into Firefox 🔥
Tor has never been deployed at this scale, so there are a lot of considerations to research before giving this a try.
Learn more & apply for Mozilla's Research Grant: https://blog.torproject.org/mozilla-research-call-tune-tor-integration-and-scale
It's simply unacceptable that face recognition is being rolled out across London without any form of public debate
This rebuttal of all the points in Google's privacy gaslighting post yesterday is a really excellent read.
Introducing Small Technology Foundation, Site.js, and Tincan
Yikes. "The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information... was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/14/major-breach-found-in-biometrics-system-used-by-banks-uk-police-and-defence-firms
📢🎁 Hi /e/ supporters and users!
Today, we announce the first release of /e/OS "Pie" on two smartphones!
- OnePlus 6 "enchilada"
- Google Pixel "sailfish"
Download, test and report your experience!
"These startups aim to smash Apple and Google’s smartphone duopoly"
With /e/OS and Librem ^^
Need to send a clear message to their bots that they ain't welcome.
Belt / braces / another belt approach seems like it's making things crystal. #bots
Data brokers like @Acxiom need to be investigated! That's why we've written to @DamianCollins & the DCMS committee
Another day, another time that Facebook admits to stealing all your data, even supposed encryption in WhatsApp is worth nothing if they download your chats in an unencrypted fashion back to their servers. Stop using their shit. Please! There are alternatives. Get rid of it. Everything. They'll never learn if people don't make them. Please don't use Instagram, don't use WhatsApp, don't use Facebook. It's much worse for you than you might want to imagine.
I would recommand you this, alternatives are mentioned too!
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