Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You 

#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked

It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".

It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.

gitlab.com/gkrishnaks/cloud-fi

Also listed on #HumaneTech Awesome list. #CloudFirewall #SurveillanceCapitalism #Cloud #Privacy #Security #Decentralization

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Pleroma isn't currently using a Weblate server for translations.

I have imported the translations for Pleroma-FE into a Weblate instance maintained by @swecha

l10n.swecha.org/projects/plero

I've started translating the project into Telugu. Please feel free to sign up and add translations for other languages too. Translations can be exported to JSON for merge requests.

This instance has a few machine translation integrations enabled as well.

cc @kaniini @bhuvan

#తెలుగు #l10n #Pleroma

The excellent Mastodon/PeerTube/Pleroma app Mastalab has changed its name to "Fedilab", to reflect that it works on many Fediverse services.

Fedilab is available through Google Play and @fdroidorg

The new site is at:
fedilab.app

Their Fediverse account remains the same though, it's still at:
@tom79

(It's also due to get PixelFed support soon.)

The Times of India story about has gotten a lot of people excited about in rural India.

If you want to learn more about this topic, check out this excellent presentation by Joseph Nuthalapati (@njoseph) and Sudhamsh Kandukuri at ThoughtWorks XConf 2018 in Bangalore, India:

"Digital Empowerment in Rural India - powered by FreedomBox"
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."

What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.

Featuring:
- Onionshare
- Jitsi
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
- cash

gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five

Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of his #Privacy as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State For Everyone Else

"If #Bezos were the victim of #surveillancestate abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic because #Amazon is a critical partner for the USGov in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling #surveillance state."

theintercept.com/2019/02/08/je

German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business

wired.com/story/germany-facebo

Some good news to kick off the weekend with.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

So #FollowFriday. Much alternative. Wow. :blobsurprised:

🌐 @torproject Tor Project: Volunteer network for protecting privacy online

📞 @Jami Jami: Free open alternative to #Skype, uses peer-to-peer instead of servers

🤖 @gdroid G-Droid: An alternative user-friendly way of browsing @fdroidorg

🕹️ @itchio Itch.io: DRM-free indie games store and community site

⛏️ @Minetest Minetest: Free open alternative to #Minecraft

#FF #FFed #Alternatives

Can we get similar analogy of around what percent of data surveillance is done by ?

GAFAM = Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft.

/cc @aral

The cleverest tyrants know that the easiest way for an unjust system to perpetuate itself isn’t to fight, imprison, or kill its freedom fighters, it’s to employ them.

Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

*worriedly checks self* Oh, phew, you mean the ones who were up for sale and never really its critics to begin with.

Also see: mastodon.ar.al/@aral/101488404

#SurveillanceCapitalism #WhiteWashing #Corruption Via @foggy

microsoft is bad lets all use google stuff!

*google eventually does all the same monopolistic monoculture shit that microsoft did*

hmm i wonder if there is a lesson to be learned here

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