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Free (as in freedom), privacy-friendly, lightweight alternatives to Disqus:
- Isso - posativ.org/isso/

- Schnack - schnack.cool/

- Commentics - commentics.com/

- Spirit - spirit-project.com/

- HashOver - github.com/jacobwb/hashover-ne

- Epoch (WordPress) - gopostmatic.com/epoch/

- Lyked (uses Google reCAPTCHA) - lyket.dev/

#Privacy #Disqus #Internet #FreeSoftware

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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: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disqus#C

In the toot below I have listed privacy friendly, free (as in freedom) alternatives to Disqus.

#Privacy #Disqus #Internet

"Dynamic and personalized video-powered experiences forge meaningful connections and compel consumer action, transforming CX engagement."

Really?

Meaningful Connection: Fuck You.

Consumer Action: Domain blocked.

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@boilingsteam Google docs ? No thanks. Why not use a #foss alternative like Nextcloud forms or Framaforms?
#privacy #google #googledoc

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𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙪𝘽𝙊 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙭

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:

github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki

#ublockorigin #ublock #privacy #firefox #chromium #brave #torbrowser #opera

If Brave is such a privacy oriented browser, why does it still call the domain googleapis.com ??

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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: amifloced.org

@vivaldibrowser

But Google does and I see Vivaldi regularly pinging googleapis.com.

Friends don't let friends use Google.

@bigpod Feel free to copy it over there. I abandoned my birdsite account a year or so ago so I don't follow at all what is going on over there.

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?

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DeepL is a great (German!) alternative to Google Translate. They just added support for 13 new European languages! 👏

deepl.com/translator

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?

canyousayappledoesnotgetsecurityyesyoucaniknowyoucan

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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"

#privacy #surveillance

theguardian.com/technology/202

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For too long, the @FCC relied on monopolistic ISPs to self-report their service levels, painting a deceptive portrait of a nation in love with its broadband. Finally, the FCC has solicited public comments to learn the truth. Speak your truth right here. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/fcc-

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it's been a couple weeks since I pointed out Dawn E. Collett's awesome #LCA2021 presentation: "The Privacy Tax: How tracking and hacking affect disabled people, and what we can do about it"

Dawn points out many extra costs for privacy for disabled people

Many of her topics affect all of us (web-trackers anyone?)

linux.conf.au/schedule/present

#HighlyRecommended #LCA #FLOSSconf #FLOSSevent #FLOX #privacy #PrivacyTax

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Google's Federated Learning of Cohorts, aka FLoC, is still a terrible idea. Google just started testing it on millions of unsuspecting Chrome users.
eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

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Reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity (every account is connected to a phone number)
- Not #opensource (the git repo of the server hasn't been updated in a year)
- No #decentralization
- No web client, and max. 1 mobile client per account
- No #privacy (your entire contact list is uploaded to the server. It's encrypted, but it's trivial to brute-force encrypted phone numbers. You can prevent it by disabling the PIN feature, but it's enabled by default without warning.)

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Let's stop calling them "#Facebook users". Instead, call them "Facebook pawns". This is not to take away dignity; it's to clarify the distinction between real Facebook users (those who pay money to FB in exchange for influence) and those who are used by FB in service to genuine users.

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