Run your own Private #Firefox #Sync Server
blogged as a #followup from yesterday https://mstdn.binfalse.de/@martin/101360297771580532
2018 was a peach
How apps on Android share data with Facebook...
At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.
#Kobo is a Canadian brand of eReaders.
They're nice devices, they work with all popular DRM-free file types (including ePub, PDF, MOBI etc), and the built-in Kobo store also sells some DRM-free titles alongside DRM ones.
The official site is here:
There's an unofficial Kobo DRM-free search tool here:
There's also unofficial libre firmware you can install:
However, @kensanata has, yet again, saved the day by making a lovely bookmark that finds the RSS feeds for pages!
Here is a little holiday present from Alex, passed on by me. Thank you, good Sir!!
With Microsoft adopting Chromium as the engine for Edge it's important for freedom-supporting folks to help prevent a monopoly. If you drifted away from Firefox over the years then now is a great time to come back! Lots has changed in the last 18 months so give it a try today (if you're not already using it).
One less thing to update in my Firefox settings! (user.js)
Google managed to introduce YET ANOTHER SECURITY HOLE into G+, so they're shutting down the consumer version EVEN FASTER. This tells me that they're unwilling to put effort into software that doesn't make them money, so we should expect to see security holes and surprise shutdowns in everything except Search and Ads.
And from original NY times story:
"In about four months’ of data reviewed by The Times, her location was recorded over 8,600 times — on average, once every 21 minutes."
Delete All Your Apps
"free apps make money by selling your personal data and location history to advertisers."
Obviously.. But this is worse than expected..
"It might be time to get rid of all the free single-use apps that are essentially re-sized websites. Generally speaking, it is safer, privacywise, to access your data on a browser, even if it’s more inconvenient."
Safe ways to do things in bash https://github.com/anordal/shellharden/blob/master/how_to_do_things_safely_in_bash.md
well i cant wait for whats next after this internet thing
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