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After using Cloud Firewall add-on for Firefox for less than 2 days (and adding several exceptions). #firefox #privacy

Google veterans: The company has become ‘unrecognizable’

- Google employees shared why 2019 was a pivotal year for the company’s history.

- Former workers shared why they left the company, citing organizational changes and a lack of transparency from management.

- Workers said the company’s culture has turned into the opposite of what the founders said they had hoped for.

cnbc.com/2019/12/31/google-vet

#BeEvil

Big tech must protect customer data from unchecked access to customer data by law enforcement

👋Hi @instagram @lyft @microsoftUK @SamsungUK @SlackHQ @Snapchat @Telegram @Twitter @Uber @WhatsApp @Yahoo

What is your position on cloud extraction?

privacyinternational.org/news-

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If your New Year's Resolution is to de-Google-ify your life a bit, here are some alternatives I use:

Browser: Firefox
Search engine: DuckDuckGo
Email: ProtonMail
Maps: OpenStreetMap
Chat: Telegram
News: Feedly

markosaric.com/surveillance-ca

It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.

*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)

Fake F-Droid app, please report:
play.google.com/store/apps/det

A simple alternative to #matomo --> Ackee, ackee.electerious.com, that you can install on your own server.

Looks quite too simple but it can maybe be alright for some people.

#analytics #privacy

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

What Constant Surveillance Does to Your Brain - Technology is getting more adept at tracking our moves and anticipating our choices, and being watched all the time can make us feel anxious motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Help! is pe.ertu.be down or gone or what's the score? Does anyone know? How would I find out?

cc @peertube

overview of tools and techniques to investigate the ownership of websites and uncover hidden information online kit.exposingtheinvisible.org/h

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg won’t talk to the Guardian. So we fed everything he says into an algorithm, built a Zuckerbot, and interviewed it theguardian.com/technology/201

is a Google project to demonstrate large scale puppet on a string manipulation for profit.

This article is so one sided it reads as propaganda

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cove

A good resolution for 2020? Switching to the Fediverse 👌

Twitter => #Mastodon/#Pleroma joinmastodon.org/ pleroma.social/

Instagram => #Pixelfed pixelfed.org/join

Facebook => #Friendica friendi.ca/

YouTube => #Peertube joinpeertube.org/

Good news, you can use all of these softwares with #Fedilab.

My good resolution, be a better CM :)

PS: don't forget to have a look to switching.software/

RT @shaunamc@twitter.activitypub.actor
For many reasons, Amazon is a terrible business to support. My New Year resolution 2 years ago was to cut Amazon out of my life entirely. It is surprising how easy it has been to keep: How to shop without Amazon qz.com/quartzy/1725973/

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