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/ giants testifying before Congress is reason enough to make a concerted effort to maintain via your freedom of choice.

- use more trusted platforms
- decentralize when possible
- develop smaller, more cohesive networks
- elevate your message over their brand
- use platforms that use
- try platforms that avoid algorithms

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Yet another nod to the reasons for social media platforms like . (link has trackers, disable in browser)

As a start...

If you are in the , make regular backups of your data to ensure that you can rebuild if necessary.

Use platforms that use end to end () to avoid getting caught up in dragnet style actions.

Maintain your by using pseudonyms.

Delete / do not share location information.

It's so weird, seeing everyone's computer getting the new based and they never notice it. The new logo, both Chrome and Edgium pinned in their task bar and people (normies) still use Chrome.

This is what non free software does, maliciously push updates and not giving the users a choice to switch. 10 runs on a billion devices, now on Chromium.

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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:

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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.

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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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🇮🇳 Among other sites and Apps, Duckduckgo is now blocked by multiple ISPs in India. You can still search privately using Tor Browser.

Download now:

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Being a Linux user it's a trip watching Apple users lose their mind about dark mode and arm support.

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Now which idiot at DoT (Department of Telecommunications, Government of India) ordered to block @DuckDuckGo in #India? As usual the is working. #privacy

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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“Free users for sure we don’t want to give that [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose” - Eric Yuan, CEO.

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Facebook engineer's resignation letter 

"Mark always told us that he would draw the line at speech that calls for violence. He showed us on Friday that this was a lie."

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Some tips from the EFF (

Before the Protest
- Enable full-disk encryption on your device
- Remove fingerprint unlock and FaceID
- Install Signal
- Back up your data
- Buy a prepaid, disposable phone
- Consider biking or walking to the protest (to avoid Automated License Plate Reader Systems)

During the Protest
- Take photos and videos without unlocking your device
- Enable airplane mode

After the Protest
- Scrub metadata on photos


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@dansup At @Eunomia our philosophy is that we don't want one entity to be in charge of deciding what's true or not, but rather that users should have tools that simplify detecting misinformation. You should check out our work there. Not saying simply stating something is false is a wrong thing to do but it will put you in a difficult position for sure.

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Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.

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