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Finished bridging my Telegram, Mastodon and Twitter.
Find all my updates here. Or cross posted telegram.me/polarhive_updates and twitter.com/polarhive

RT @tame_wildcard
I now have a new image to use in a presentation when talking with students, listeners about -

Big Tech outside of the US / competition, antitrust law / the political economy of tech / imaging the evolution of challenges for net neutrality twitter.com/madhavchanchani/st

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Remember, if a project is not free (as freedom) then you pay for it with your data, and not only to "keep the service free" - your data brings them a huge profit.

Сome to the freedom and #opensource party: fediverse.party/

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If I'm in control, where's the option to disable data collection about me?

This is the choice you get from services that are not free (as freedom) - choose ads, or ads; data collection, or data collection.

"Ads on #Twitter are what keep our service free." - Mm-hmm, so it's not about collecting users' data and constantly reselling it to advertisers. Got ya.

This is how big companies justify your data collection and then its constant resale to advertisers - to keep their service "free".

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Really interesting example of a privacy issue highlighted on r/privacy yesterday:

> visited a roommate's place and was bombarded with ads about engagement rings when I used his wifi. I asked him if he was going to propose to his girlfriend and he was shocked I found out. Helped him install PiHole/network wide ad blocking before she found out.

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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Pixelfed for Android and iOS is in active development.

We'll be looking for beta testers next month!

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'Too big to fail': why even a historic ad boycott won’t change Facebook
theguardian.com/technology/202

"Chatterjee also pointed out that even as Facebook endures a “tongue-lashing in the US”, it continues to consolidate and expand its power abroad, such as through its $5.7bn deal with Jio Platforms in India, an investment that he expects will give it “unprecedented access to Indian consumers”."

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Stories 2.0

- Federated
- Video Support
- Public or Private
- Viewer Stats
- URL Redirects (Swipe Up)
- Collections (Pinned to Profile)
- Reactions

We can't wait to ship this 🚀

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RT @jamewils@twitter.com

MY NEXT PREDICTION

India may have more than 15.5 lakh cases by July 31st and will cross 16 lakh cases on August 1st

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jamewils/status/12

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Privacy is important.

When you click a link and visit another website, it tells them what page you were on, allowing them to track your activity.

We fixed this, it will be rolling out soon!

RT @_thebastion_
How is changing administration-student dynamics in private schools in India? Do have a 'right to police' ' online activities at all?
Sanjana Sundar explores
@SociallyBlog @apar1984
thebastion.co.in/ideas/from-ba

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LimeSurvey is a free open source alternative to Google Forms. Follow them here:

@LimeSurvey

You can self-host your own instance for free, or use their hosted service.

Their website is at limesurvey.org

#LimeSurvey #GoogleForms #Surveys #Forms #FLOSS #FOSS #Libre

RT @MrJonathanCarr
@internetfreedom @DoT_India @DuckDuckGo India- we don't like China. China bad. Except their supression of free speech, that we like. 👍

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