A provocative read from Low-Tech Magazine, "Why We Need a Speed Limit for the Internet," on the unsustainable energy consumption of today's internet: solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2015

College campus surveillance 

@bclindner

Bad.

I thought having invidio.us blocked wasn't OK but this...

Human Rights are increasingly being violated: hrw.org/world-report/2019
If you are a journalist reporting about #HumanRights get in touch. We're donating Secure Connect to journalists so that whistleblowers can easily contact you securely: tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure

For those who can only afford cheap phones as their sole way to access the internet, we're now also seeing that privacy is becoming a luxury that few can afford

Tell @google that is unacceptable: privacyinternational.org/petit

#LowCostTech

Apologies to people trying to view notochrome.org with @torproject - there was a bug but it should be working now

@markhurst

That would be awesome thanks a lot. There might be some posts on my blog jamesmullarkey.com which might be of interest

Cheers.

#Fennec F-Droid (our build of #Firefox) has been updated to v68.4.1 fixing a critical security vulnerability.

If you can not yet see the update, you might have to refresh the repository index first, as this was published only minutes ago.

@markhurst

Thanks for following me Mark - love your show:)

If you have time have a look at notochrome.org

Cheers

James

@markosaric

Wouldn't analytics be 3rd party and doesn't YouTube embeds come bundled with about 5-6 trackers?

@markosaric

Indeed. They must already know the next move to be saying this. :(

Google plans to block third-party cookies in Chrome within two years. "By default, a website will not be able to ID you or track you across multiple visits".

This is big news but gives a long time for all the tracking companies to perfect other methods.

cnet.com/news/google-chromes-p

It's only 10 apps, but the amount of personal information they share about you is gigantic. And it's just the tip of the iceberg.

Read the Norwegian Consumer Council study on how these apps breach your privacy and put your security at risk 👇

forbrukerradet.no/side/new-stu twitter.com/privacyint/status/

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In 2020, the first large-scale study of pre-installed software on Android devices found harmful behaviours and backdoored access to sensitive data and services without user consent or awareness.

Tell @google to do better

#LowCostTech

privacyinternational.org/petit

@nolan

I had a very similar situation to this. Sound was on and off intermittently.

Went to alert staff "oh yes the sound goes off seven times during the movie"

They knew there was a problem before the film even started. No warnings. Again "we couldn't fix it" Got a refund when we asked for one. :(

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