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You can call me James (that isn't my real name, but a pseudonym). By day I work in so I will probably something's related to technology.

I'm mostly going to post about (both online and IRL), and anything similar.

Every website should have an privacy policy, but many don't or it's hidden away.

Usually you can contact the company to ask for it, or use an addon like uBlock Origin (ublockorigin.com/)

Want to improve your spelling and grammar? Stay away from Grammarly.

What you type is sent to Grammarly's server.

It's said to be blacklisted on many company computers (if that's true, then that's a huge red flag).

On their website they have Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, OneTrust, CookieLaw.

They have raised $400m from investors. They don't mention how they are going to pay that back.

Huge thanks to all the reddit users of /r/privacy for providing this information.

If you are using the Tor Browser then it's time to update again.

Tor Browser 11.5.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android is out. You can update by checking for updates (Help -> About Tor Browser).

You can read their changelog at blog.torproject.org/new-releas (or pzhdfe7jraknpj2qgu5cz2u3i4deuy for .onion)

Thanks to @thenewoil for posting about it.

"Cloudflare CDN clients caught in Austrian fight against pirate sites"

While there are benefits to having a website behind a CDN like Cloudflare. There are also many negatives, and having your website blocked from some people seeing it is a huge one.

bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

"Permanent Virtual Classes Now Offered at Some U.S. Schools to Protect Vulnerable Children"

While that does sound great for many kids, it requires the family to have a computer with a webcam (that they may be required to keep on), good enough internet, and use Zoom.

What do you think? Should kids have virtual classes all day?

Article posted on the Wall Street Journal - wsj.com/articles/virtual-class

(archive.today copy - archive.ph/q7308)

Did you know there are privacy frontends for many popular websites?

YouTube -> has Invidious, Piped, FreeTube, Yattee
Twitter -> has Nitter
TikTok -> has Proxitok
Reddit -> has Libreddit, Teddit
Imgur -> has Rimgo
Wikipedia -> Wikiless
Medium -> has Scribe
Quora -> has Quetre
IMDb -> has libremdb

(Thanks @privacyraccoon for showcasing some of these, which you can find at privacyraccoon.tk/#private-fro

It looks like Bibliogram (the privacy service to view Instagram profiles and posts without having to sign in to Instagram) is being discontinued. I can't confirm if this is 100% true, but based on libreddit.northboot.xyz/r/priv then it likely is true.

(Thanks to @thenewoil for posting a link to the post)

Social media can be great, but it can also allow someone to control the narrative about them. Their posts may not even be written by them.

Reported by Karen Weise for the New York Times: nytimes.com/2022/08/18/technol (may be paywalled)

Archive.is copy: archive.ph/WwF4o

Time for an post.

You can call me James (that isn't my real name, but a pseudonym). By day I work in so I will probably something's related to technology.

I'm mostly going to post about (both online and IRL), and anything similar.

With many mask mandates no longer in effect, do you still wear a mask (unless in a place that requires it)

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