How much longer is Facebook's gross negligence and deliberate disregard for security and privacy going to be tolerated?
Facebook must be broken up, and all tech companies must be comprehensively regulated.
Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected
In 2017 we documented the orwellian work of IBM in the Philippines under Duterte, now @theintercept sheds further light on the situation. @IBM, still nothing to say about this?
Read our report:
Read The Intercept investigation: https://theintercept.com/2019/03/20/rodrigo-duterte-ibm-surveillance/ https://twitter.com/privacyint/status/1108783929811763200/photo/1
“Whatever it is that stirs your soul, listen to that. Everything else is just noise.” – Canadian poet, Nicole Lyons. #WednesdayWisdom Grand Bend, ON aunt_gussies/IG
Happy 21st, curl! https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2019/03/20/happy-21st-curl/
"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."
- Noam Chomsky
Hey, Mastoverse. Might anyone out there know of a better / more free (in money and freedom) alternative to #Eventbrite?
Events where a fee is collected can not be scheduled through Eventbrite without a paid membership. That's hard on non-profits, which is who I'm asking for (my LGBTQ+ running club). We just want to collect money for events where a cost is involved, and aren taking a cut of that for ourselves (we're using it to pay for the cost of a venue).
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David Lametti tabled an official response to the petition requesting an official ban to conversion therapy in Canada, but it’s a weak one. Canadians deserve better and more decisive action. https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1833
Box is leaking massive amounts of user data and considers it a 'user error'. Taking responsibility, huh?
As Easter is coming up, I'd like to take a moment to say that bunnies are cute but also huge dickheads. They're rarely docile and cuddly and will absolutely destroy everything you love.
They live 10+ years, cost as much as a dog, and need a lot of time and attention. 75% of rabbits in the UK are neglected and many bought at Easter don't even make it to a year old.
Know what you're getting into, or stick with chocolate. http://bunny.nipple.solutions
MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.
There are no backups.
Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.
Always keep a local copy.
WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts — again
Do you know that LinuxJournal has a bunch of eBooks (about Linux) free to download, without even requiring to submit your information?
On March 23, Europeans are taking to the street to tell the European Parliament to reject Article 13—will you be there? https://www.savetheinternet.info/demos
Amazon Lobbied More Government Entities Than Any Other US Company Last Year
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How easy is it for a third party to identify your browser? Find out with Panopticlick. https://panopticlick.eff.org/
American tech companies are quietly working with the FBI on "solutions" to end-to-end encryption, @gizmodo reports. https://gizmodo.com/silicon-valley-and-the-fbi-take-their-encryption-fight-1833069827 There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor that only lets in the good guys. https://protonmail.com/blog/encryption-backdoor/
Google is having an outage apparently affecting everything from GMail to Drive, Play, Music etc'.
Just a reminder that even a giant megacorporation with backups of backups of backups can have an accident.
Thanks to a new Vermont law requiring companies that buy and sell third-party personal data to register with the Secretary of State, Fast Company has been able to assemble a list of 121 data brokers operating in the U.S. https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information
"When Let’s Encrypt launched in 2014, less than 30% of web requests were encrypted with HTTPS. Today, that number is nearly 80%. The publication of ACME as an IETF RFC and its adoption by more and more CAs will help bring us closer to closer to ensuring all communications on the Internet are confidential and authentic.” Read more: https://www.ietf.org/blog/acme/
Entrepreneur, activist, and technologist in Vancouver, BC.
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