We've made it to Mastodon! Looking forward to learning and engaging with you all. If you're new to Mojeek, feel free to watch this informative video all about 'who we are' and 'what we do'. #searchengine
"It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups..." https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/19/all-84-startups-from-y-combinators-s19-demo-day-1/
Here's a snippet from our Search Engine Map infographic. This section breaks down the 'Major Components of a Search Results Page', differentiating 'Organic' and 'Non-Organic Results'. To see the infographic in full or to learn more about search engines - https://www.searchenginemap.com/
> We’ve passed a milestone in Google’s evolution from search engine to walled-garden. In June of 2019, for the first time, a majority of all browser-based searches on Google.com resulted in zero-clicks.
Time for #FollowFriday ⌚ 🍩 ☕
🔍 @exodus Exodus Privacy: Analysing privacy of Android apps
📚 @libreture Libreture: Online ecosystem for DRM-free eBooks, incl. storage and bookshop list
📝 @dev Microblog.pub: Lightweight single user ActivityPub blogging system
⛏️ @Minetest Minetest: Free open alternative to Minecraft
🍿 @ScreenTestOfTime Screen Test of Time: Podcast discussing every film nominated for Best Picture Oscar in order
Previous Follow Friday posts:
"Technology companies used to be widely seen as having a positive impact on society. That's no longer true" https://www.salon.com/2019/07/30/americans-arent-enchanted-by-silicon-valley-anymore-poll/
The EU's highest court has decided that website owners can be held liable for data collection when using the so-called "social sharing" widgets.
Excellent documentary on #Netflix called #TheGreatHack - highly recommend for anyone interested in learning more (or anything) about how valuable our personal data is today, and how powerful the companies are who effectively own it all. We've experienced all-time lows for democracy - but we're also (I pray) experiencing the pivotal wake-up call needed. #privacy #digitalrights #onlinerights #humanrights #Facebook #bigtech #socialmedia #politics
Google’s plans for Chrome extensions won’t help security—but they will crush innovation around privacy and security. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/googles-plans-chrome-extensions-wont-really-help-security
Over 100 million Americans and Canadians had their personal information exposed in the Capital One data breach https://nyti.ms/2ypkB8s If you think your data is at risk, you can protect yourself, but you need to act fast. Get started now with our guide: https://protonvpn.com/blog/if-data-was-hacked/
Well worth a watch! Search experts Rand Fishkin and Barry Schwartz discuss Google's anti-competitive practices and more. https://searchengineland.com/video-rand-fishkin-on-googles-anti-competitive-practices-and-more-319977
Release: SAFE Mobile Browser
Today, we have released the very first #SAFENetwork mobile browser!
A cross-platform mobile browser, built to provide mobile web browsing experience to the users on the SAFE Network.
Fetch static websites from the SAFE Network
Use bookmarks (sync with SAFE Desktop Browser)
“The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into leading online platforms, examining whether they are unfairly restricting competition.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49089889 via BBC News
“No Windows, no Linux, no macOS: is there really a desktop operating system that's worth using outside of the big three? We've set out to answer that question...” https://www.techradar.com/news/best-alternative-operating-systems
I’ll be live on @AJEnglish news from Cork at around 14:25 Irish/British time today to talk about FaceApp and ask why it takes the Russians or Chinese to be involved before we take the threat of surveillance capitalism seriously.
You can watch live from: https://www.aljazeera.com/live/
“Mojeek rejects the idea this data collection helps them serve better results, instead ranking results based only on the keywords you input.” https://www.inverse.com/article/57756-privacy-google-alternatives
Pale Moon says hackers added malware to older browser versions: https://www.zdnet.com/article/pale-moon-says-hackers-added-malware-to-older-browser-versions/
It went undetected for 18 months. Yikes. It supposedly only affected .exe installers of the browser, but as a user of Pale Moon on GNU/Linux, I find this more than a little unsettling.
@Mojeek "Tip 7: Only download apps from Googles Spyware Store" Seriously?!Never!It should say NEVER download from there!Well,these tips aren't that bad at all but it's important to have a as big as possible distance to the tracking companies so it makes sense to download apps from F-Droid.And these are all open source and proven to respect your privacy.A second reason to only use apps from there.
If you use Mojeek to navigate the web then that's a fantastic way to protect your privacy, but here's 7 other tips to keep people and apps from stealing your data. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/7-security-tips-to-keep-people-and-apps-from-stealing-your-data/
“Researchers discovered more than 1,000 apps that skirted restrictions, allowing them to gather precise geolocation data and phone identifiers behind your back” https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than-1000-android-apps-harvest-your-data-even-after-you-deny-permissions/
Building the world's alternative search engine. Providing a service which values privacy, that is free from bias and does what is right for the user.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!