WhatsApp’s obfuscation and misdirection around what its various policies allow has put its users in a losing battle to understand what, exactly, is happening to their data. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/its-business-usual-whatsapp
5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes: #Surveillance Alliances Explained
Confused about WhatsApp's data-sharing policies, and what gets sent to Facebook? You're not alone, says EFF's @jenuhhveev https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/technology/whatsapp-data.html
Github, the largest host of source code in the world, has removed non-essential tracking cookies from its website.
Who's next? 👀 https://github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cookie-for-you/
The communities least likely to have a smartphone—like elderly people and homeless people—are also the ones at higher risk for COVID-19. Any smartphone-based approach to fighting the pandemic will leave them out. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/09/covid-19-tracking-technology-will-not-save-us
Just finished watching Lord of the Rings. Man I finally understand the hype of the early 2000s. Though I thought it was interesting how quick the shots were. Is this different in the extended cuts? #lotr
The Complete Android Privacy & Security Guide: The Best Protection! https://tube.privacytools.io/videos/watch/e7e4b441-26b8-4f67-bfa2-1055888068c8
Does anyone else browse Mastodon less than sites like Twitter? I know mainstream social media is bad for you, but it's hard to quit it. #socialmedia
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