Sweden has concluded that the US Cloud Act is incompatible with the #GDPR - this means that putting private customer or user data with a US cloud provider is not legal. #DigitalSovereignty
Amnesty International: Facebook and Google are a threat to human rights #gafam #privacy
How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer https://markosaric.com/google-amp/
Facebook teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays:
Let Facebook employees rediscover the feeling of shame.
Patent troll lobbyists want us to believe that Section 101 is harming U.S. innovation. In fact, it protects the public from junk patents. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alice-doesnt-block-good-patents-it-protects-public-requiring-real-invention
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.
It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.
Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:
- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
"Ett vanligt sätt för nystartade teknikföretag att maximera tillgången till privatpersoners beteendedata är att erbjuda en plattform där material från en mängd olika källor samlats på en plats. Allt är åtkomligt från din dator, smartphone och padda. Du ska aldrig behöva vara utan. Om man endast ser till det låga priset och den bekväma tillgången till "allt" verkar det vara det bästa som har hänt sedan skivat bröd."
"The attention economy is an arbitrary historically specific paradigm rather than the only possible way to organize our transactions given the recent technological progress, but it tends to be perceived that way. Like the inevitable air we breathe."
#psa You should probably stop using Startpage.com as a search engine.
#Startpage appears to have sold out to a company called "System1" who are a "pay-per-click behavioral ad company"
Please boost for exposure.
Mobilizon : lifting the veil on the beta release
Mobilizon is an alternative to Facebook groups and events. After a successful crowdfunding, it is time we gave you a taste of this software and updated you
#Google's lengthy user agreement does specify that any data Google keeps may be provided to police in response to a legal demand. But the process by which a user consents to the data collection isn't always clear.
Using an #Android phone, you are walking with a spy bug installed on your pocket.
Can you guess why they are so cheap on the market? 😉
Finding it difficult to know how to delete online accounts?
@justdeletedotme is a directory of links that'll help you easily delete your account from web services (they've even color-coded by deletion difficulty level).
Even printers are trying to get your data. @robjheaton takes a deep dive on an HP printer.
“Is it OK if we have your printer collect metadata about your devices and what you print, and then use it online advertising?” https://robertheaton.com/2019/09/15/hp-printers-send-data-on-what-you-print-back-to-hp/
Do you have an idea for a Librem 5 app? Here’s a guide to setup your local development environment https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Development_Environment/Boards/emulators.html and an app design tutorial to get you started https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-app-design-tutorial-naming-your-app/ #purism #linuxphone #mobilelinux