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Friends from covers the two main ways of getting yourself a #Nextcloud and get your data back under control. Use simple signup and get a easy hosted Nextcloud, or set up your own server!

Still not shipping the Mark II, but they've provided the components so if you want a Mark II now, you can build your own. I'm seriously tempted to see if I can get one built.

"Mark II Update - January - Mycroft"

Amazon Mechanical Turk, psychological and physical violence 

To #degoogleyourself, it's not enough to stop using Google. You also need to stop using Google Push notifications. Check out how we liberated our #androidapp from Google!

"Every user should be able to choose a "Notification Provider" for every app"

When Google corrupts your politicians, your schools (#GSuite), your newspapers (#GNI), your web, your emails, your universities, .., you expect ".org"s like the #FSFE to be your last resort and to defend you.

But when you discover that also the FSFE is financed by Google (2013-2020), it is finally time to #panic:

#rms & #FSF fought #Google even in court:

Is the @fsfe in the position to do the same?

@FuckOffGoogle @aral

“The lesson is that privacy is public — it is a collective good that is logically and morally inseparable from the values of human autonomy and self-determination upon which privacy depends and without which a democratic society is unimaginable.”

You Are Now Remotely Controlled

By Shoshana Zuboff

We thought that we search Google, but now we understand that Google searches us. We assumed that we use social media to connect, but we learned that connection is how social media uses us. We barely questioned why our new TV or mattress had a privacy policy, but we’ve begun to understand that “privacy” policies are actually surveillance policies.

From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

PSA: If you do use #Brave browser, be aware it doesn't block #Facebook or #Twitter trackers

For Facebook tracking Brave white-lists

According to Brave developers, it's white-listed due to causing Facebook login to break if blocked.

See issue #1108 on Github…


"A few weeks ago, I changed my browsing and searching habits purely to get out of that A/B test bucket. Now it looks like we're all in it."

-- dang, editor/moderator of Hacker News, on Google's "We've made all search results look like ads" campaign.

#google #BeEvil


I'm all for calling out Google AMP, but, #Google #AMP is only possible because everyone is so dependent on Google, including #TheRegister. Google knows this because their #googlefonts are everywhere and their analytics are close behind and The Register is not exception, they also #DoubleClick.

The Register needs to start reading itself.

No to Chrome – #Google wants to automate us

There is a simple first step that every internet user can take to make things a little better. Seek out a better web browser to replace Google Chrome and tell everyone to do the same.

If you are interested in leaving #Medium (and you should!), there's
a nice script to migrate to Jekyll

Stop donating your customers' data to Google Analytics

"Aside from only letting you sample 25% of your traffic" WHAT?

Is it possible to grow a startup without using privacy-invasive tools and tactics?

Here are some ideas on how you can do more ethical and responsible marketing in the world of GDPR, CCPA and third-party cookie blocking


Online services and even some politicians are trying to force people to use their clear name online. This is a severe threat, it would open the door for stalking, identity theft, and more. Here's why #AnonymityMatters:

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