The main issue here is that there it is no longer possible to remove the tracking part of the URL, as Facebook merged it with part of the required web address. Removing the entire construct after the ? would open the main Facebook page of Ghacks Technology News, but it won’t open the linked post.
I don’t read FB but I typically strip any parameters from the urls of tweets. I guess this is the next stage.
In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself.
Contra Chrome is a pretty amazing pice of work from any angle.
The fair use of Scott McCloud‘s Google-commissioned Chrome comic from 2008 is a nice touch.
In this test face detection algorithms will determine how normal you are. 100% privacy friendly.
Experience how “artificial intelligence” judges your face
Fun ad fascinating via the daily pointers 06/05/21
A complex ecosystem of websites, apps, social media companies, data brokers, and ad tech firms track users online and offline, harvesting their personal data. This data is pieced together, shared, aggregated, and monetized, fueling a $227 billion-a-yearindustry
A Day in the Life of Your Data, pdf from Apple.
https://decodeproject.eu/ a fascinating project provides tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good @articonf
TikTok did not say whether the feature would be removed from Android devices, nor whether clipboard data was ever stored or moved from user devices
Given that the app is widely used by pupils and sometimes by educators this is interesting.
Aaron is wondering about Jetpack after reading Doug’s post about privacy. The post is fascinating and a useful reminder. On the Jetpack front I’ve got Jetpack installed but the “Publicize connections” & “Sharing buttons” turned off. I don’t see any traffic going to Facebook using two of the tool’s that Doug suggests. Perhaps Jetpack is OK? Or I don’t really know how to use the tools.