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Technology innovations provide an essential opportunity to make information and learning more personalized and accessible. However, many also present new risks of personal data collection from young people with little ability to make informed choices. pjmedia.com/trending/google-is

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Is there a good, no-university-login, non-google alternative to scholar.google.com?

I use it on the regular, but would love to move away from google if possible.

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As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.

This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.

#DeleteFacebook

I discussed with people for years what's so bad about Google. This made them think different. They began so see some of the problems that come with this kind of companies. Until they get offered a job. Well paid. Very well.
I'm surprised how money can change ones mind: shaping emotions, distorting memories and bending moral.

I realized that I have no idea what could happen to me if I'd be offered 150k.

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Ich finde es vorbildlich,wie viele Fediverse Nutzer in letzter Zeit auf das grossartige #Linux basierte Handysystem #SailfishOS umgestiegen sind.Und es scheinen auch alle sehr gluecklich damit zu sein.Hoffentlich stirbt #Android bald aus!Ich haette auch sehr gerne beim Wechsel mitgemacht,aber die Auswahl an unterstuetzter Hardware ist sehr begrenzt.Ich hoffe,dass sich das schnell aendert und mehr Geraete unterstuetzt werden,dann koennen Sailfish Handys bald zum Massenprodukt werden.Ich will endlich mal was anderes als unbezahlbar teure iPhones empfehlen koennen,wenn ich bei jedem geplanten Handykauf vor der Datenkrake Android warnen muss.
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RT @vanschewick@twitter.com: Great piece by @doctorow@twitter.com explaining why we should care about yesterday's vote in the EU Parliament on #Uploadfilter & more - what happened & why, why it matters & what can still be done: eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/toda #EU #CopyrightDirective

🐦🔗: twitter.com/vanschewick/status

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Die neuen Anti-Terror-Pläne der EU enthalten #Uploadfilter für extremistische Inhalte. Unter die Definition von Extremismus können auch Tier-, Umwelt- oder Datenschützer*innen fallen. Deshalb haben wir immer vor einer solchen Zensurinfrastruktur gewarnt! heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Te

I don't really know what to say about ...
I hope for disobedience. And I hope that citizens some when begin to realize that the welfare of our society is not the governments first priority. But what is it then? (left as an exercise for the reader 😉 )
Who are our politicians at power? Why are they at power? What made them fight and spend so much money to get elected? Do they really do this for the good of us all? Without expecting any returns?

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Meanwhile, the EU has voted to kill the Internet as we know it and possibly aid in creating an even bigger surveillance machine in the process.

Civil disobedience is the way forward on this one. We redouble our efforts to create decentralised alternatives and if they’re deemed illegal by this myopic legislation, so be it. Fuck ’em. We go to jail if we need to.

If you had any illusions that the battle for personhood and human rights would be easier in our age, think again.

#article13

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This company that sells clothing says it had to stop selling to EU because of GDPR. This image IS their site now, it says: "Blame your government (no, really)".

Really though? It's that hard to sell me clothes while respecting my privacy? You only have to blame yourself on this one 😂

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Stiftung Warentest bindet Google Tracker ein :-(

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Hi there. This is bitbase, a #privacy, #security, #technology and #opensource information portal. Many of the contents will be #dtube or #bittube videos, or #steemit blog posts.

Since I support open source in every possible way, I joined #mastodon moving from twitter. Because clearly it is better in privacy, security and in technology. Mainly it doesn't not make profit with any personal info provided like facebook and twitter.

Thanks for having me here.

#introduction #introductions

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