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."
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1381242386337177603
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 https://www.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.
We are happy to announce our first point-release with many fixes of our @manjarolinux 20.1 release series we named Ornara. Get the ISOs or update your systems today!
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ManjaroLinux/status/1380496289222307841
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 : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380492050060075011
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).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380492306894086144
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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380492393678479369
If you're a website owner, protect all your visitors from FLoC by sending the following HTTP response header:
Sites are starting to do this already, such as @themarkup, @guardian and, yes, us too (at http://duckduckgo.com).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380492473424736256
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:
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380492562050453507
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).
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380491878513131524
Showing no remorse reveals how FB values user data: https://www.vice.com/en/article/88awzp/facebook-says-its-your-fault-that-hackers-got-half-a-billion-user-phone-numbers
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: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
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!
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1380155221662371844
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.
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.
It works 100% of the time, its courteous, and isn't illegal and immoral!
Politeness is the key!
You cannot kill fire with fire.
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I stand by my claim, and do not condone illegal activities.
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