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Mastodon Tip: Do you want to be sure your Toot’s intended recipient is notified of your response? (It doesn’t happen in every case).

Explicitly mention the intended recipient’s @username@instance in your Toot. Manually add it a second time into your Toot as part of your message.

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Quality news media? Well, I start by knowing the way the news outlets lean, and then try to choose those of the highest journalistic quality. If I don’t have time to read from both sides of the political spectrum, then I try to focus on the most central of the high quality news outlets. Often, there is a downloadable app that I can install that makes it easy to read my news. Here is a nice chart that I like to refer to when determining media source quality and leaning:
adfontesmedia.com/

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Interesting reading!

The Fantasy of Opting Out: Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the

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Session runs on a decentralised network of community-run nodes, meaning:

- It can't be easily censored.
- It can't be taken down, even by us.
- It can't hand over your data, even to us.

Most private messengers require trust. We aren't like most private messengers.

#GetSession

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Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down their account instead: signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

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Frustration reigns when the "latest posts" nature of social media leads new users to ask the same questions over and over again.

There are no "stickies", no golden reserves of hard-earned community knowledge. Everything must be repeated ad nauseum, or risk being lost forever.

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

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Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

Widely circulating COVID variants & persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy...transition the new coronavirus to become more like its cousins that cause common colds...first infection is early in childhood, & subsequent infections are mild because of partial protection...

nytimes.com/2021/05/03/health/

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, the iOS front end for hasn’t been able to access anything for about a month. I’m tired of waiting for it to be fixed. I’m back to accessing Lemmy via web browser.

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Oh, happy day!😃Vivaldi 3.8 is here. Download now on desktop.

🍪Cookie Crumbler. Block annoying cookie banners. 🔒 Google FLoC, no! More privacy baked in. ✨Redesigned Panels. 📑Bookmarks, add them instantly.

On Android, check the thread. https://vivaldi.com/press/vivaldi-browser-blocks-cookie-dialogs-improves-privacy-design/

🐦🔗: https://nitter.net/vivaldibrowser/status/1387683520085114880

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It’s here: @QuarksLab@twitter.com has completed a security audit of Session on Android, iOS, and Desktop.

This is a huge leap forward for Session’s standing in the #privacy community.

Read more: getsession.org/session-code-au
#GetSession

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GitHub Pages "blocks" Google's FLoC now by adding the opt-out header.

I don't think this is any reason to celebrate. #Google pulled two tricks here:

1. It identified all websites that are against this standard, making it easy to rank them worse.
2. Provided a technical solution to a social problem making all the tech elitist feel good by adding a header instead of protesting.

All in all, I feel this header legitimises the standard more and more "because you can opt-out". #FLoC #privacy

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A Guide On Ads & How Ad-Blockers Work - a working guide

decentralize.today - FEATURE: A Guide On Ads & How Ad-Blockers Work by PC Guide #privacy #security CTR? CPC? all this and way more explained

dt.gl/a-guide-on-ads-how-ad-bl

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Thank God for kids like Harold... stick it to the man Harold!

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