As I've said all along, Apple's new ad tracking rules only exist because Apple has a way around them. Here's a good explanation of those details:
Apple doesn't check or enforce the rules in general. But watch how it will start to do so in very selected cases against apps that infringe on Apple's own user data targeting territory.
For Apple as for Google, "privacy" means: private from our competitors, not from us.
How did AT&T sneak out of our lawsuit against the company’s disclosure of customer location data? By enforcing a one-sided arbitration agreement. Congress must end this stratagem. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/forced-arbitration-thwarts-legal-challenge-atts-disclosure-customer-location-data
1 clic pour tout accepter, 28 clics pour tout refuser, la classe selon @Sosh_fr (non) #cookies #privacy
Coucou @Sosh_fr ! Dis-moi, qu’est ce que tu n’as pas compris dans les nouvelles lignes directrices de la @CNIL ? C’est n’importe quoi ton interface là 👿
The biggest news of the day is this:
The FBI is entering non-government servers without the knowledge of those companies, using a hacked exploit in order to disable the exploit, but not actually fix it or prevent it from happening again.
"they believed that the owners of the still-compromised web servers did not have the technical ability to remove them on their own and that the shells posed a significant risk to the victim."
And here's someone who agrees with me: Bruce Schneier:
"This is nothing short of extraordinary, and I can think of no real-world parallel."
So, the FBI can change your computer system without informing you if they judge you probably can't fix it.
Pre-crime as a service: PAAS.
"We are not in a dynamic of infringement, since we are in a dynamic of a cooperative spirit with all member states to try to find a solution that would respect the law & respect the absolute necessity of law enforcement” says Deputy Director General of DG Home Affairs Olivier Onidi.
Translation: We currently work with member states to find a way to bend the law rather than respect it.
Free (as in freedom), privacy-friendly, lightweight alternatives to Disqus:
- Isso - https://posativ.org/isso/
- Schnack - https://schnack.cool/
- Commentics - https://commentics.com/
- Spirit - https://spirit-project.com/
- HashOver - https://github.com/jacobwb/hashover-next
- Epoch (WordPress) - https://gopostmatic.com/epoch/
- Lyked (uses Google reCAPTCHA) - https://lyket.dev/
Disqus is a proprietary commenting system implemented on a great many sites (including free software project sites). Using this system is breach of privacy by design, Disqus as a third-party widget collects too much user data on all sites that use it, just like Facebook widgets. Also, Disqus had many security flaws, you can read more about them here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disqus#Criticism,_privacy,_and_security_concerns
In the toot below I have listed privacy friendly, free (as in freedom) alternatives to Disqus.
"Dynamic and personalized video-powered experiences forge meaningful connections and compel consumer action, transforming CX engagement."
Meaningful Connection: Fuck You.
Consumer Action: Domain blocked.
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Ability to uncloak 3rd-party servers disguised as 1st-party through the use of CNAME record. The effect of this is to make uBO on Firefox the most efficient at blocking 3rd-party trackers relative to other other browser/blocker pairs:
If Brave is such a privacy oriented browser, why does it still call the domain googleapis.com ??
Today we’re launching Am I FLoCed, a new site that will tell you whether Google has made you a guinea pig in its targeted advertising experiment: https://amifloced.org
Have you been pwned by haveibeenpwned.com ?
Yes, you have by Cloudflare, Google and Microsoft.
It's a great way to let Google know that you are checking on your hacked Facebook account with the email address or phone number they didn't know about before ;)
Have I been Zucked? Have I been Pwned? Have I been Facebooked?
Have I have been exploited for years by Facebook yet have learned no lesson at all and will eagerly put in my most precious piece of personal information into a random web site to find out whether I have been exploited by Facebook for years?
DeepL is a great (German!) alternative to Google Translate. They just added support for 13 new European languages! 👏
Apple ID password limit is a mere 32 characters, hardly long enough for a decent passphrase.
Because the FBI complained about having to crack longer ones?
Le 🇬🇧 aimerait que Facebook déploie des backdoors sur ces services pour permettre aux autorités de lire les messages. En expliquant que "le chiffrement e2e représente une menace pour la sécurité des utilisateurs et de la société"
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