Not creepy at all: ”Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant” | CSO Online https://www.csoonline.com/article/3336227/security/nest-secure-had-a-secret-microphone-can-now-be-a-google-assistant.amp.html #privacy #surveillance #google
Toot! v1.4.1 is out! This is just a quick bugfix release.
* Instances running Pleroma should now work again. You may need to remove and re-add the instance, or reinstall the app, to make sure everything goes back to normal.
* Zooming should work again on images now.
I was rearranging the code base a bit and made the web push notification code on the client side build independently of the rest of the app, so I included it in the repo for my web push relay:
People working on Mastodon clients can use this to make more reliable and lightweight push notification implementations for their apps! It's a lot better than having a notification backend that connects to the Mastodon server.
#Apple blocks #Facebook from running its internal #iOS apps https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps #privacy
TechCrunch: Facebook Pays Teenagers to Install VPN That Spies on Them https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/01/29/facebook-teens-vpn #facebook #surveillance #privacy #ios
Right, I’ll tell you what we’re going to do. We’re going to organise a conference in Europe for people working on ethical alternatives to surveillance capitalism that isn’t sponsored by surveillance capitalism. For people who aren’t afraid to pick a side.
Because I’ve had it with this bullshit and we need non-bullshit alternatives.
Watch this space.
@thomasfuchs You do not have to turn facetime completely off.
It is a bug in the groupcall function of facetime, which Apple disabled on their servers already. So you won't be able to use it right now anyways.
"normal" 1-on-1 facetime calls should not be affected
UI designer: okay so when youre designing a user interface, you gotta give it a lil' juice. juice it up. look at this button. see, not juicy enough. now look at this. damn. thats a juicy button. real juicy. look at that juicy border around the button. but the font? not juicy enough. NOW look at that font. thats one juicy-as-hell font. in conclusion, its important to design compelling user interfaces that are juicy. keep it juicy. im a UX expert. stay juicy. users love it. juicy
Who’s Really Behind the World’s Most Popular Free VPNs?
Half of the world’s most popular free VPN apps are run by secretive Chinese companies. Find out what’s really happening to your data.
Who’s Really Behind the World’s Most Popular Free VPNs? https://hackernoon.com/whos-really-behind-the-world-s-most-popular-free-vpns-d74bafc82178
it's time for my favourite game, Windows or Capitalism, where we try to guess whether a statement applies to windows or capitalism
- it's obnoxiously expensive for no reason
- corporate monopolies allow the big companies to stamp out alternatives and present themselves as the only option, driving up prices to ridiculous levels
- you are constantly pressured to spend money. in fact, if you don't have money, you can't participate at all
- advertisements are a fundamental element of the system
- most people who have souls despise it, but remain complacent because "what are the alternatives? this is the way things are"
- the mere mention of the names of alternatives disgusts many people
- the people in charge don't give a shit about you
trick question!! all of these statements apply to windows AND capitalism!!!!!
@toni it was originally just playing a rippingtons or a chris de burgh tape at normal speed but these days the drive belt isnt doing so well
Why not, Siri? Why not!? #macos
Finally added Helsinki transit directions! https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/21/apple-maps-transit-denmark-sweden-norway-finland/ #apple
It's time we stop a moment and think how to build distributed operating systems that put people in control. We should stop assuming people are dumb and only care about "users", because not all people use our software and most people are used through software even beyond data collection.
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook
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NEIN NEIN. NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN!!
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