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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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Karolina has written and published a report 'To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising' which examines alternatives to the dominant behavioural advertising model and developing policy recommendations aimed at promoting privacy-friendly funding models for online publishers. en.panoptykon.org/privacy-frie

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New episode: Karolina Iwańska is a lawyer at Panoptykon Foundation and has been leading their investigation into the online advertising industry’s practices related to protection and .

jamesmullarkey.com/2020/12/we-

Here's the details:
bbc.com/news/technology-550161

Now let's talk about what this means for creators, and what the hell we're going to do about it.

1) It means that the non-premium youtube experience for viewers is going to keep getting worse.

2) It means that sharing things like family videos, PSAs, showcases/portfolios, or videos for your business through youtube is no longer viable. You don't get to pick the ads, you have no control.

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Youtube is going to start putting advertisements on more videos, including those that cannot be monetized by the uploader.

YT was never in our best interest, but even less so now.

@hhardy01 also notice how owning anything is becoming deprecated/discouraged. From houses to cars to your data, everything is becoming a service.

Just updated the goodreports.com recommended mobile devices with three interesting-but-unavailable options, plus a warning about Librem 5:

goodreports.com/post/mobile-de

h/t @jamesmullarkey

Hello folks,

I own a Fairphone3+ and after many times, I succeeded to root it.

I wrote a complete tutorial:

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“The European Commission's statement of objections against Amazon is centered on the firm's "dual role" in e-commerce, where it is both a retailer and also a platform for third-party retailers. As a platform, Amazon has access to proprietary data about all those other merchants' online business, which it then gathers and uses anticompetitively to get a leg up in its own retail operations, the EU alleges.”

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

#amazon

FreeTube - free (as in freedom) YouTube client. It is something as NewPipe for desktops. You don't need to Google account to subscribe your favourite channels (FreeTube can import subscriptions from NewPipe).There are no ads and all data is store locally.

Read more: freetubeapp.io

#YouTube #FreeTube #Privacy #FreeSoftware

Killed by Mozilla
killedbymozilla.com/

A list of discontinued Mozilla products and services.

The makers of youtube-dl didn't infringe on anyone's copyright. They simply provided information to the public about how to perform a certain task. t.co/6bt5Zw1Ih5

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