"If we do nothing, new technologies will give the government new automatic capabilities that Stalin could never have dreamed of. The only way to hold the line on in the information age is strong cryptography." — Phil Zimmerman, 1991


promises to treat persistent trackers like malicious hackers in its new WebKit Tracking Prevention Policy. That's a big win for user .


My -oriented email provider is FastMail ref.fm/u20749512

I dismissed my GMail account several months ago and I am super-happy since.
FastMail interface is faster than GMail, the support is great and I can't find anything I could do better on Google's service.

You can stop being tracked on every mail you receive or send today. They have an "import from GMail" tool.

Do you rembember? 🙂

A visual history of your favorite technology.


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As if we needed another reason to use ad-blockers....

Can ads on a page read my password? - Information Security Stack Exchange


Without regulation, the potential for misuse of -recognition technology is high, particularly for people of color.

Protesters, wary of being identified via and matched against criminal databases, could choose to stay home rather than exercise their of assembly.


Scientists use phone movement to predict personality types.

It turns out the pattern of how your mobile phone moves around says a lot about your personality.


I did a "goodbye plan" some months ago.

I started with changing my pic and status with a note telling the reasons why I would leave.
Then I updated them by telling people when it would have happened.

Then I left the groups I was in.
When the conversation where almost completely gone, I directly updated the last friends about my decision.

Lastly, I deleted the account and the app.

The EU's highest court has decided that website owners can be held liable for data collection when using the so-called "social sharing" widgets.


Tech companies are scooping up your children’s data before they are old enough to give informed consent. As a parent, you can help protect your children’s online by using the right services and updating the settings on their devices.


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1. No terms arent different from other social apps.
2. Yes now they own irrevocable rights to your likeness.
3. Yes a Russian company now has a db of AI enhanced photos & your personal details.
4. Yes they likely hoovered up other metadata.
5. No you cant have it back.

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