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Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming: chandra.harvard.edu/blog/node/

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‘Why beating your phone addiction may come at a cost’

“as this burgeoning movement becomes an industry, some worry that the “wellness” approach and its emphasis on personal responsibility is whitewashing deeper structural issues within the tech industry.”


Also on our forum: forum.ind.ie/t/why-beating-you

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Dear #uberGeeks. Telling people they shouldn't use a password manager because some security researcher found a way to exploit the fact that they store passwords in memory (DUH) is downright immoral. It's like telling people to pour water on a few smouldering blades of grass when the ENTIRE BLOCK is ON FIRE. STOP DOING THIS. Just STOP. Really! #rant #grumpy #old #geezer

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Paul Allen's survey crew aboard the Petrel have found the wreck of the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier that was sunk in 1943. (Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, passed away last year, but the undersea research he started continues.)


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our Founder and CEO Todd Weaver: "Given the growing importance of Purism’s mission amid the barrage of news about how large tech companies are surveilling and exposing their users, it seemed like an opportune time to share our origin story..." #ThrowbackThursday puri.sm/posts/purism-origin-st

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Facebook had a literal best practice internally referred to as "friendly fraud", when children bought in game items without their parents' knowledge. Facebook encouraged the practice of deceptive UIs and refused refunds to parents.

This entire culture was a huge part of why I stopped working on Facebook games in 2010 (before that market crashed). My stomach hurt when I thought of the dozens of people paying $1000s/month on the fake zoo animals in our games.


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Ever since Firefox 58.0b, I've enabled the 'privacy.resistFingerprinting' setting in about:config.

The number of sites that trigger this alert is unsettling to me :-/

More info here:


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On aliexpress, when you leave feedback, there was an option to "show your real name under the feedback". I always went out of my way to uncheck that box*. Some fine day they changed it to "Leave feedback as anonymous, and the default was now unchecked. I never bothered to tick it.

I'm saying this because the language on the GDPR popup buttons is a (dark) pattern by itself.


Leave the Strand Alone! Iconic Bookstore Owner Pleads With NYC: Don't Landmark My Property

Leave the Strand Alone! Iconic Bookstore Owner Pleads With NYC: Don't Landmark My Property



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As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants (New York Times, 18 dec. 2018)

« Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed. »


#privacy #vieprivee #facebook #gafam #degooglisons @Framasoft

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