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Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet Union under heavy government surveillance, and he promised to keep user data protected after Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Now, with Koum on the way out, it may be time to ditch WhatsApp before that promise leaves with him.

lifehacker.com/stop-using-what?

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if you want me to say something nice to you, just let me know, mew 🐱

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Abba announce first new songs for 35 years

Swedish four-piece take to Instagram to announce two releases that will form part of an ‘avatar tour project’

theguardian.com/music/2018/apr

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The Proprietary Software Cycle Show more

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This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.

"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."

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To censor the internet, 10 countries use Canadian filtering technology, researchers say | CBC News

Technology developed by a company in Waterloo, Ont., is being used by regimes and democracies throughout the world to censor online content, according to a new global investigation conducted by Citizen Lab.

cbc.ca/news/technology/citizen

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"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it is not satire, it is bullying." - Terry Pratchett

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