@torproject @tails Not enough systems have protection against malicious USB devices...

@tekeous @mike I'm not disagreeing with the warning necessarily but that's what I was thinking!

@CM30 I've heard well of that soundtrack. I should give it a listen.

@ActionRetro Oh cool, you're in PA too 😀 Love your videos!
I've been playing around with Haiku in a VM. It's pretty simple and I'm excited to see where it goes.
I really want to run it on bare hardware, but it won't fully boot on my System76 Serval WS. Considering loading it on a computer for taking notes in my college classes. That'd be "sick".

The Federal Trade Commission has hit Avast with a $16.5 million fine over allegations that it told customers it would protect their security and privacy but then gave data about their browsing to a subsidiary called Jumpshot.


The issue came to light in Dec. 2019, when Mozilla removed four Firefox extensions made by Avast and its subsidiary AVG after receiving reports the extensions were harvesting user data and browsing histories.

From the FTC's presser:

"Avast rebranded Jumpshot as an analytics company, which advertised that its “[m]ore than 100 million online consumers worldwide” would give Jumpshot’s clients “unique insights to make better business decisions.”

"Jumpshot further claimed to give its clients the ability to “see where your audience is going before and after they visit your site or your competitors’ sites, and even track those who visit a specific URL.” Of course, Jumpshot’s source of that massive amount of data about people’s browsing information – some of it highly personal in nature – that it sold to advertising companies, data brokers, individual brands, search engine optimizing outfits, and others looking for detailed information about consumers’ browsing histories was Avast, the company that pitched its products as a solution to intrusive online surveillance."

"According to the complaint, Jumpshot provided its clients with “extraordinary detail regarding how consumers navigated the Internet, including each webpage visited, precise timestamp, the type of device and browser, and the city, state, and country.” What’s more, most of the data included a unique and persistent device identifier, which allowed Jumpshot and its clients to trace individuals across multiple domains over time. The FTC says that included in the information Jumpshot sold was data about consumers’ visits to sites about religious matters, political candidates, health concerns like breast cancer, jobs at secure military facilities, student loan application information, dating interests, and sites of an adult nature. The complaint puts it this way: “The vast majority of consumers would not know that the Avast Software would surveil their every move on the Internet or that their browsing information might be sold to more than 100 third parties and stored indefinitely, in granular, re-identifiable form.”


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@royal That was some interesting history, but I couldn't figure out what it had to do with the title of the article....

@CM30 It seems you're putting some serious work into this... it looks neat.

"And if you gaze long enough into a Vision Pro, the Vision Pro will gaze back into you."

@system76 It puts me in control, is relatively lightweight, and is developer-friendly! Just to name a few.

@royal Hmm... I got a "401 The access token is invalid" error.

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