why does English spelling suck?
"As noted earlier, in the 16th century, some scholars of Greek and Latin literature tried to make English words look more like their Graeco-Latin counterparts, at times even erroneously. They did this by adding silent letters, so det became debt, dout became doubt, sithe became scythe, iland became island, ake became ache, and so on. Some spelling reformers propose undoing these changes. "
Das ist wirklich übel was @rufposten aufgespürt hat. Alle nachgeschlagenen Wörter auf der Duden-Seite werden an Facebook übermittelt - inklusive Facebook-Cookies. Damit ist ein Personenbezug herstellbar. Das dürfte ein klarer Verstoß gegen die DSGVO sein.
It's great to see Mozilla start banning extensions that use obfuscated code https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-announces-ban-on-firefox-extensions-containing-obfuscated-code/ (Chrome has been doing this since January https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-to-no-longer-allow-chrome-extensions-that-use-obfuscated-code/)
Don't miss the Question & Answer on the bottom of this recent #facebook leak blog...
Q: Any possibility to know if i'm leaked?
A: Do you have a Facebook account?
Then the answer is always YES!
"Starting today, users of Brave’s latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards. These users will receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for their attention, which they can auto-contribute to publishers under default settings."
95% of Californians want a right-to-know law so that, when companies collect and share your personal information, you can learn which companies got your information. https://www.aclunc.org/blog/will-california-lawmakers-vote-protect-californians-privacy-or-tech-industry-profits
1. Telling everyone at the party that you are leaving, but actually staying. Ex: Theresa is at the party, brexiting near the fridge for over an hour now
Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.
If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.
The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice
Auf der Pressekonferenz hat @AxelVossMdEP@twitter.com gerade bestätigt, dass Presseverlage mit schlechter Wahlberichterstattung gedroht haben, wenn Abgeordnete gegen die #Urheberrechtsreform stimmen. Er findet das nicht problematisch. 🤔 #Artikel11 #Artikel13 #SaveYourInternet
Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragter Kelber: „Würde nie WhatsApp benutzen“. 👍
I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)
It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.
"You see", the professor says with a smirk, "all of you are generating data with your devices and sending it to companies"
"Not me!" I yell from behind my Arch Linux™ laptop filled with entirely free and open source software which respects my freedom. "Tell your M1cr0$0ft sponsors that the future is libre and it's coming"
"NOOOooooo..." he screams as his Windows Surface Pro Disintegrator™ Uploads™ him to the cloud for going against the Terms of Service* which forbids the knowledge that it is truly the year of the linux desktop