@aaronpk @AceNovo

outline.com is your friend, take the article url and put it in the box on that page and press the outline button to get the article with no pop ups, ads, weird formatting issues or paywalls :)

The Internet Protocol, 1974: We have over 60.000 ports for applications to use

The Real Internet, 2018: Anything not sent on port 80 or 443 will *probably* break

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.

privacyinternational.org/repor

#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:

kobo.com

There's an unofficial Kobo DRM-free search tool here:

switching.social/unofficial-ko

There's also unofficial libre firmware you can install:

github.com/koreader/koreader
github.com/lgeek/okreader

#AlternativesAtoZ #eReaders #eBooks

With the removal of #RSS features from #firefox, I was left very disappointed. How can #mozilla backslide on the essential bits of the open web by removing support.

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!!

alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-10-

Just noticed Debian joined the Fediverse. This is great news.
I think the existence of the fediverse is going to add to the development and accessibility of Linux projects to the public

Historians 10,000 years from now will find the Remains of the Disney castle and think people in Florida worshipped a mouse as their king.

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).

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.

blog.google/technology/safety-

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."

nytimes.com/interactive/2018/1

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."

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

Tech debt is a very real thing. We tend to think of it as purely bad, but debt isn't bad when you're borrowing to buy a house. Same with borrowing a little tech debt in the name of shipping quickly. The key is to understand how much you're borrowing.

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