2019's Best Sustainability Stories: Designers, Inventors, Bill Gates and Others Fighting Climate Change with New Solutions - Core77 https://www.core77.com//posts/92008/2019s-Best-Sustainability-Stories-Designers-Inventors-Bill-Gates-and-Others-Fighting-Climate-Change-with-New-Solutions
Reposting my tweet earlier this week, which I forgot to share in Mastodon so here comes.
If you are at all interested in how badly broken this “digital universe” we currently live in is, you should watch this presentation https://vimeo.com/342972799 and think through your approach of what kind of future for humanity you want.
https://dataethics.eu/techlash-why-google-is-next/ The think-do tank https://dataethics.eu has written a piece about why Google is up for the next backlash because of their massive user #surveillance
Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law'
Brexit Britain, 35 years on, finally realises the dream of 1984.
Just discovered and started using Mailspring (https://getmailspring.com/) on my Linux machine after unsuccessfully trying to get Fastmail support added to Geary (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/geary/merge_requests/26).
Really enjoying it so far. It’s not fully open source (the interface is but the mail engine core isn’t) but it’s also not VC-funded and has a freemium business model based on getting companies to pay for extended functionality. Search so far is also excellent. And it has first-class support for Fastmail :)
Marriott discloses massive data breach affecting up to 500 million guests
“The breach included names, email addresses, passport numbers and payment information, according to the hotel giant.”
In other words, everything you need to steal an identity. Why was all this data retained to begin with? #GDPR
People around the world are standing up against privacy-invasion, saying #NoMoreGoogle. Now it's time for businesses to follow suit! With Tutanota businesses can save up to 80% by hosting all emails end-to-end encrypted on Tutanota's German-based servers: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/premium-pro-business
User data collection by Huawei disguised with fancy words
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“I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why.”
No kidding. Google collects more data than most think: https://www.fastcompany.com/90222071/study-says-google-is-collecting-more-data-about-you-than-you-realize
Here are great alternatives if you want to leave Google: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail
Is there any kind of privacy-enabled Android OS versions - free of Google - out there to install on i.e. a Samsung S7 - without you having to be a engineer & pro-phonehacker type ? #mobileOS
Though it's nice seeing a load of new users in the #fediverse thanks to #BreakingMyTwitter; I just *wonder* for the very day to see frustrated users move away as more instances will follow witches.town, gnusocial.de or quitter.no. Is the #fediverse ready to handle users expecting a "professional-grade" service in terms of long-term availability and stability too? There are some Twitter users with accounts older than a decade...
Invited after our joint letter about the EU ePrivacy Regulation, we are, together with Tresorit, on our way to the European Commission to discuss the importance of end-to-end encryption to guarantee the privacy & confidentiality of communications! 😀
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