"Leveraging a technique called on-device machine learning, FLoC essentially aims to classify online users into groups based on similar browsing behaviors, with each user's browser sharing what's called a "cohort ID" to websites and marketers, who can then target users with ads based on the groups they belong to."

Researchers have shown that it takes 12 pieces of information to uniquely identify someone from "anonymized" data. How much info is in that "cohort ID"?


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hey guys, please do me a super big favor and subscribe to the kid-friendly #youtube channel I made for my 4yo Link, I need 100 subs to be able to set a custom URL so people can easily find us! <3

(and stay subscribed if you'd like to see #cute #wholesome videos featuring my #adorable #preschooler Link as he explores #gaming, #creative pursuits like #cosplay, in-general cuteness like #scavengerhunt and #singing, and more!


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Security researcher recommends against #LastPass after detailing 7 #trackers

A security researcher is recommending against LastPass password manager after detailing seven trackers found in the Android app.



LastPass Android: Drittanbieter überwachen jeden Schritt


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I'm working for a big tech company in California. Yesterday all employees received an email from our security guys.

We have to deactivate all personal assistant gadgets (like Alexa) during worktime in the homeoffice.

They have evidence that these gadgets are recording audio from conference calls.

Nothing new to me but notable that I've got this order.

@toplesstopics I'm a little interested in your deck saga. If you're interested I could make a couple of mock-ups in Blender. Maybe a "3rd party" design would be more palatable for your husband...? No worries if you don't want to, I'm mostly curious about the Blender part of it.

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Targeting Big Tech, Maryland becomes first state to tax digital advertising

"This targeted tax on companies that make over $100,000,000 a year ONLY from digital advertising is a vital mechanism to make sure big tech pays taxes in Maryland, just like our small businesses," [...] big tech can start paying their fair share."


This could be interesting (the state is North Dakota):
Proposed bill in a US state could dismantle Apple and Google’s app store and payment monopolies

Among other things, it would restrict platforms from:

"Requiring a developer to use an in-application payment system as the exclusive mode of accepting payment from a user to download a software application or purchase a digital or physical product through a software application."


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Instagram just banned this short, cute video of my four year old MALE son calling Trump a bad guy as "sexually explicit" 🙃


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I was
reminded today of the reboot of #indymedia which in light of todays media landscape and corporate narrative, we need more than ever!

The reboot of the indymedia project

We are a wide affinity group working to reboot the global indymedia network using modern federated protocols such as #activitypub.
🔗 conf.tube/videos/watch/953de89

Signal ignores proxy censorship vulnerability, bans researchers

"The researchers who reported these flaws via Signal's GitHub repository have been banned by the company with their reported issues removed."

"[The detection of Signal proxies] could happen due to how the SSL/TLS tunnel is deployed with the certificate revealing the IP address and plaintext information in the Server Name Indication (SNI) field."


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NEW #TOPLESSTOPICS #PODCAST EPISODE IS OUT! You can listen now at toplesstopics.org/podcast or search for "topless topics podcast" on the listening app of your choice! (might take a few days before it shows up) Episode 1 is up there as well!

"Your Android TV is getting an update to show personalized TV show and movie recommendations"

TRANSLATION: Google has increased their data collecting ability on you. Now their algorithms can display more specialized targeted advertising rebranded as "recommendations"


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If you’re a developer in 2021 and you’re adding tracking devices from Google, Facebook, etc., to your sites and apps, the one thing you can’t do any longer is to feign innocence. You know exactly what you’re doing and you’re complicit in perpetuating surveillance capitalism.

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Today is the Data Privacy Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Privacy_Day

We have to keep fighting for our privacy. It is always at stake, and we should not allow nor tolerate more abuse of our data.


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@ninja @earthnaturists I figure my energies are better spent trying to appeal to people who are already using mastodon. Though I'm struggling a bit figuring out how to find people to follow in the first place. Anyone who sees this, feel free to recommend #contentcreators #lgbtq #artists #bodypositive #feminism #videogames #youtube #twitch #livestream #sexpositive #sexwork and many more!

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@Xantulon I don't necessarily think that the author was condescending towards his coworker 🤔 I wouldn't be surprised if he actually was at the time but that's not the impression I got while reading at least. I felt it was more resignation, that they both had classes to get to and taking the time to explain what was going on in the background in a way that she could understand and retain would have taken longer than either had.

Inn any case, I do agree. In these situations, mutual condescension does no one any gold

In case you weren't getting Termux from F-Droid: Here’s why the Termux app is no longer receiving updates on Google Play


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