"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.
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
Decision in Facebook-Case: #Bundeskartellamt prohibits #Facebook from merging user data from different sources. PR: https://www.bundeskartellamt.de/SharedDocs/Meldung/EN/Pressemitteilungen/2019/07_02_2019_Facebook.html?nn=3591568
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Just finished Mathias Buus and Emil Bay’s absolutely marvellous “Learn To Crypto” workshop and feeling so much more confident with the basic primitives of sodium-native.
Can’t recommend it enough.
Find/take it online here:
You can also check out my work files if you get stuck (I tagged the later examples):
Collecting artwork along the lines of "Privacy/Crypto is not a crime!" for my upcoming court hearing this Monday 11th Feb. at Hendon Magistrates' Court, UK.
If anyone has anything or can point to something I can use under 'fair use' it would be super-massively appreciated!
(Background: five and a half years ago the UK National Crime/Clown Agency seized a bunch of my stuff and have since refused to return it or grant me copies or supervised access on the basis of encryption. This is not cool.)
If you understand why the American Lung Association would never be sponsored by Philip Morris but you don’t see a problem with a CopyLeft/FSF-sponsored conference also sponsored by Google, either you do not see CopyLeft/FSF as the American Lung Association or Google as Philip Morris. Given that the latter is a valid analogy, maybe we need an Ethical Technology Foundation that _is_ the equivalent of the ALA so it’s equally unthinkable that they would be sponsored by the Philip Morris of tech.
Best conference talk ever?
Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment
Time to call #Google and for what they really are: data thiefs, data-scammers, mass-exploiters of our lives, ...
Whats your favorite secure and private email Provider?
I love https://protonmail.com/
Use it since a few month now
Opps what's up here?
Duckduckgo now started to send a request to "improve.duckduckgo.com" on each search request including: The search term, the country and some other information.
The good news is that they have a document about it:
Make up your own mind about it. "Privacy by design" is their statement. Do you think that's privacy by design? uBlock Origin decided to cancel those requests on my side.
"Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech."
Not good. We need progress in decentralized social organization, democratization of business, and green tech, not brain-hacking and spaceships right now. The order will make or break our survival or extinction (with the exception of a few billionaires)
Most of the work done now to abandon pocket and move to wallabag self-hosted. I like this little system I've got going :) Everything seems to slowly moving along. Here's where I'm at:
Gmail -> Fastmail
Google Drive -> NextCloud+OnlyOffice
Github -> Gitea
Twitter -> Mastodon
Pocket -/> Wallabag
Instagram -> Pixelfed
Facebook -> Nothing
Facebook Messenger -> Mix of SMS and Telegram
If you missed it (sorry, YoutTube line): https://youtu.be/sypKeK12tnA
~ -11:00 minutes or so (live feed)
I think it went all right.
Even Austrian Politics are trying to even the path for a new version of 1984.
Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
Only 2 things are infinite
programmer, ex-otaku, still a geek.
Security and privacy enthusiast
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