@Stellar @icedquinn @snowden

Isn't signal open source? Has anyone tried to build a federated version?

I know some are using the encryption.

1) The consensus of the infosec community is that Telegram is significantly less secure than @SignalApp.

2) Signal is an independent non-profit with a $50m endowment—they can't be meaningfully influenced by money for a very long time. Telegram is a standard private company. t.co/d6nskMRxyP

@aral you shouldn't be able to add the media without the alt tag. Why is this not the default yet? Should be baked into CMS systems too.

@alcinnz @techit @fatboy

Interesting thanks. Yes I've seen one dat person I knew of involved in it.

@techit @fatboy @alcinnz

It looks very interesting. Im going to give it a go. Does anyone know who's is behind it?

@ki4jgt

Yes it bothers me a lot. I made this website notochrome.org

All of the Chrome alternatives have their drawbacks.

@thenewoil

I'm going to check this out. Thanks. Great that you're using @funkwhale too. :)

Facebook reverses postelection algorithm changes that boosted news from authoritative sources.

I missed this from December. File under shocking but not suprising behaviour from Zuckerberg.

nytimes.com/2020/12/16/technol

EU - Mass surveillance on Facebook is illegal

Facebook - You are stopping us catch paedophiles

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5539

Seems that link must be broken New report: To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising en.panoptykon.org/privacy-frie thanks for flagging @michel_slm

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@michel_slm

Not sure where you are based but I have quite a large banner as soon as I land on that page ironically. Tracking seems to already be switched on before I have accepted/not

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@aral

Looks good :) Any guests or are the two of you going to vibe it out?

While organisations like Panoptykon Foundation exist there is hope of pushing back the likes of Google and Facebook from their relentless attacks on democracies and our communities.

They have an English website worth checking out
en.panoptykon.org/

Panoptykon Foundation was founded by a group of lawyers in Poland to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of fast-changing technologies and growing surveillance.

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Although these issues might seems quite EU focused we've already seen other parts of the world adopting aspects of GDPR locally so I think much of what is discussed is relevant to people living outside the EU. Major EU legislation could cause serious damage to firms pushing if done right

PS - I live in the UK now outside the EU :(

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