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A South Korean app collected lovers' intimate exchanges without informing the users & then used the data to build a conversational A.I. chatbot... this "incident of personal data misuse [clearly shows] what can go wrong & how consumers can fight back."

slate.com/technology/2021/04/s

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Ok it’s no longer just about me. I found out that my daughter is living in a women’s homeless shelter with her mom. She got kicked out apartment because my ex can’t afford rent. She’s fighting cancer from a homeless shelter. Please help paypal.me/brettmorris1446 not just for me but my 5 year old so my ex can get them out of a homeless shelter. It was about me and my bills. That all changed.

Guess I should have stayed in bed today ugh....

Which OS is your preferred Server OS?

Steven boosted

Change.org is a scummy website that tricks you in to donating money that does not go to support LBRY.

If you paid money to change.org, send documentation to help@lbry.com and we'll reimburse you in LBC.

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Hi everyone, we often get the question which domain provider we could recommend - also in regards to privacy. What would you recommend to fellow Tutanota users who want to get a custom domain? #followerpower #privacy #communitysupport

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FLoC groups you based on your interests & demographics, using your browsing history, to enable creepy advertising & other content targeting without third-party cookies. It continues to facilitate the manipulation, discrimination, and filter bubbles synonymous with such targeting.

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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We agree with @EFF & other privacy experts this "is a terrible idea,” especially since there is no opt-in.

2 easy options to avoid FLoC:

1. Don't use Chrome! See our guide to Chrome alternatives (including our own mobile browser).
spreadprivacy.com/how-to-remov

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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2. Install the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension in Chrome. We've submitted it to the Chrome Web Store and expect it to be approved soon. Look out for version 2021.4.8, though it should update automatically if you get it now.
duckduckgo.com/app

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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If you're a website owner, protect all your visitors from FLoC by sending the following HTTP response header:

Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()

Sites are starting to do this already, such as @themarkup, @guardian and, yes, us too (at duckduckgo.com).

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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While Google isn’t phasing out third-party cookies in Chrome until at least 2023, FLoC is live today in 2021. If you're reading this in Chrome while logged in to your Google account, you’ll likely be affected.

So take action and Block FLoC! More details:
spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-w

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Google embedded a new tracking method called FLoC in Chrome & is turning it on by default.

Consequently, we've enhanced the tracker blocking in our Chrome extension to block FLoC (update pending store approval).

Extension:
chrome.google.com/webstore/det

Post:
spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-w

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Showing no remorse reveals how FB values user data: vice.com/en/article/88awzp/fac

It is the responsibility of a tech service to secure user data. Better choose services that protect your privacy! 💪
Check here whether your data was leaked: haveibeenpwned.com/

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Signing up for a vaccine appointment online? "A jaw-dropping number of ad trackers & cookies appear on 29 US state vaccine websites."

But don't worry — if you sign up using our mobile app or browser extension, you'll have tracker immunity too!

popsci.com/story/technology/st

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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The day has arrived. I can finally present you all my new project.
Inspired by NewPipe, Nitter, Invidious or Bibliogram, here comes Lingva, an alternative Front-end for Google Translate.

github.com/TheDavidDelta/lingv

It's a completely Free and Open Source project, so you can host your own instance. The directions are on the project's README.
You can also make any kind of contribution. Feel free to Pull Request.

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@Bradley_JF @calculsoberic @aetios @stux I usually go and very politely ask to turn it down, and/or make deals.

It works 100% of the time, its courteous, and isn't illegal and immoral!

Politeness is the key!

You cannot kill fire with fire.

But of course, to politely ask you need to not be selfish!💁‍♂️

I stand by my claim, and do not condone illegal activities.

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