It’s so sad in 2020 to still see people on centralised social media like IG and FB still getting upset over bans and still calling their profiles “my” account. “I’ve built my account in 2 years and now they’ve stripped it away from me!” “I’m an influencer!”.
It doesn’t make sense. Nothing is yours, you’re just using someone else’s technology paying with your personal data.
I really hope that 2020 will bring more awareness to people on the internet, we all really need it.
rant about Google and privacy
I've just noticed that my dumbass Oneplus 3t, probably after upgrading to Android 9, has reanabled Google photos which I banned as much as I could years ago. It got reanabled and all the photos on my phone are now on Google drive.
I never thought I'd say that but it's time to get an iPhone.
Hey folks, I'm looking for an alternative server to the official matrix.org one. It's not easy to find a reliable matrix server honestly. Also I'd like it to have support to some bridges like IRC and Telegram maybe.
I'd like something that is not runned by a single individual or as a weekend project, but more like a community effort to which I might even contribute with some donations in case.
Can you help me getting oriented?
I've just update #Firefox to 67.0.1 and this new Firefox Monitor thing pop out. I connected it to my Firefox account and now it's monitoring the related email address for data breaches. What I don't like though, is that it prompts me to give them more email addresses to monitor. It smells like centralisation of personal data too much to me. #privacy
I know it doesn't make much sense to share this on Mastodon but i believe it could be useful to re-share this Ted Talk about how the tech giants are disrupting democracy in chatting apps with family and friends. Let's spread the truth outside the Mastodon bubble too:
New article on my blog about Centralised vs. Descentralised social media. Please check it out and feel free to share it if you find it interesting.
What if in the (near) future we are bound to become a huge hivemind entity, and our actual sense of identity and personal self is destined to disappear?
What if we are just trying to resist something bigger than ourselves, that is written day by day, generation by generation in our DNAs?
What if evolution doesn't want us to be individuals for the sake of our own survival as a species?
So I'm a fervent #StandardNotes user especially for its #privacy oriented features. Today though I've been messing around with #Joplin and it's quite good! It's def more an Evernote replacement, so you can "clip" web pages and add images to your notes, you can also hyperlink your notes together as a wiki.
I've also setup a free account at a hosting space with #NextCloud to upload Joplin's backups. It's been a bit of a mess but it's finally all set up and working perfectly.
Please feel free to follow me if you share any of my interests.
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