“TVs emit a tone during ad breaks that is inaudible to humans but that smartphones are listening for; now corporate entities can link the tv & phone as belonging to the same person”
A Love Letter to Personal Websites - https://www.vanschneider.com/a-love-letter-to-personal-websites
Today I'm feeling quite nostalgic about #FirefoxOS:
Show HN: wehatecaptchas – we’ll keep the bots out without annoying your users - https://wehatecaptchas.com
tech stuff, adjacent to child abuse
Let's not even talk about their optimisation of YouTube's algorithms to make the alt right more popular in Brazil, and bringing innocent home movies of young girls in swimwear directly to paedophiles.
Oh oops, I guess we're talking about it.
These dregs of society – let me clear here, I'm talking about Google executives and any employees complicit in this – need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Apple manipulates its app store search results to kill its competitors.
Google's Chrome Has My Dead Grandpa's Data and He Never Used the Internet - https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/09/07/168245/googles-chrome-has-my-dead-grandpas-data-and-he-never-used-the-internet
In a swipe at Chrome, Firefox now blocks ad trackers by default - https://www.wired.co.uk/article/firefox-browser-cookie-blocking-default
How to get your PWA in the app stores: https://debuggerdotbreak.judahgabriel.com/2018/04/13/i-built-a-pwa-and-published-it-in-3-app-stores-heres-what-i-learned/
#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.
It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.
It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.
It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.
It's not how e-mail should work.
Consider dropping GMail.
I made it to Spotify!
Treatment of native Americans for the last few generations
Thank you white people, for the systemic genocide of Native Americans.
Nb4 "what genocide?" I have these to show you
Boarding homes, forced sterilization of children, forcibly taking the children away and adopting them out to "good" white christian homes, destroying all treaties, banning languages, forced drug addictions, lack of resources, rape, murder, burning all writings, forced assimilation of children.
Yesterday I visited the people protecting the Hambach forrest, in Germany.
Our war against nature must end. Read more about the background of the Hambach forrest here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/10/greta-thunberg-climate-change-fight-germany-hambach-forest?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco
#HambiBleibt #ecologicalbreakdown #ecologicalemergency #keepitintheground #endcoal
Zero-day vulnerability discovered in popular industrial and data centre control system
The meat industry first ignored, then laughed, and now they are fighting.
New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling - The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/20746878/josh-hawley-dark-patterns-platform-design-autoplay-youtube-videos-scrolling-snapstreaks-illegal