(1/2) Out running this morning on a new route and a lady runs past me. Despite only passing, when I get home @Strava automatically tags her in my run. If I click on her face it shows her full name, picture and a map of her running route (which effectively shows where she lives)
Andrew Seward (@MrAndrew)Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:34 UTC
Why you should be opting for local tooling when working with sensitive data, even Non-Production ones.
Recommended read: FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/06/virgin_more_leak_details/
An interesting read on creating a extensible platform which isn't truly private, vs a walled garden with true privacy, and the tradeoffs we have to consider.
Recommended read: On Privacy versus Freedom | Matrix.org https://matrix.org/blog/2020/02/01/on-privacy-versus-freedom/
Blocking Twitter Widgets from This Site (2 mins read).
A great writeup of a huge event - when I went a few years ago I was bowled over by how much time I'd need to spend to see everything I wanted to (hint: it was more than the few days I was there)
Recommended read: 🇵🇹 WebSummit 2019 http://pawlean.com/2019/11/10/websummit-2019/
Recommended read: The Illusion of choice and the need for default privacy protection https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/10/22/the-illusion-of-choice-and-the-need-for-default-privacy-protection/
Recommended read: Why we moved our servers to Iceland · Simple Analytics https://blog.simpleanalytics.com/why-we-moved-our-servers-to-iceland
Recommended read: Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/15/encryption-lose-privacy-us-uk-australia-facebook
IndieWebCamp Amsterdam 2019 (19 mins read).
Recapping my time at IndieWebCamp Amsterdam, my first 'official' IndieWeb event, and meeting some of the big names in the community.
This is a very interesting read - privacy and data ownership is quite familiar to those of us who have been using tech for some meaningful amount of our lives, but what about those who've never touched the Internet, but have suddenly found their data is being collected and owned by someone, somewhere?
Recommended read: Google Has My Dead Grandpa’s Data And He Never Used The Internet https://www.forbes.com/sites/joetoscano1/2019/09/03/google-has-my-dead-grandpas-data-and-he-never-used-the-internet/
I've been using DuckDuckGo for a couple of years now, and have no complaints. The privacy baked into the product is great, and their extensibility for things like
!gh to search on GitHub or searching "html pretty print" is awesome for quick productivity boosting.
I'd recommend you giving it a go, and see how you feel after a while. And if you're finding search results aren't so great every so often, you can
!g to get your Google results!
Recommended read: Bookmark of https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1166390671705612293 https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1166390671705612293
This is a great post by Jon about Firefox Containers and the power they can hold.
I lazily use them as a way to have i.e. multiple email accounts logged in, or at work having several AWS accounts logged in at once but have also got some pieces in place to containerise certain privacy-infringing companies' attempts to track me.
Recommended read: Preaching about Firefox Containers (and how they can change your Internet life) https://jon.sprig.gs/blog/post/1137