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"So, um," the knight said, "aren't you going to invite me in to see your hoard?"
"Ah..." the dragon said. "I don't think it... is for you."
"Nonsense, I love seeing hoards. What are you hoarding?"
The dragon cleared its throat. "Knights."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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Everytime I open a site which says something about GDPR and then starts saying "Your privacy is very important to us" makes me remember this image.

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Protip: no organisation that actually values your privacy will have a popup that says “we value your privacy” on their web site.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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So this is how democracy dies. With thunderous applause #article13

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For everybody disappointed with today result in the European Parliament on A8-0245/2018 aka as Voss report on copyright reform please note:

1. The thing is not over yet
2. A lot can be done lobbying your local government
3. Just repeating buzzwords does not work
4. Use this opportunity to learn it all works: co-decision procedure, voting list, amendments ...

... because #EuParl is still the best thing that could happen to the European Union.

#linktax #uploadfilters #freedomofpanorama

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TLDR of that youbroketheinternet piece is that TLS < 1.3 sends the session id in cleartext so every time you connect to any site that uses TLS your unique session id is visible to GCHQ/NSA and friends. Plus of course it can be used by the sites themselves to track you.

See the page to see how to switch off TLS session ids in Firefox youbroketheinternet.org/tracke

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Arjen Kamphuis was last seen in Bodø, Norway on August 20th.

Please share and contact [email protected] if you have any information #FindArjen

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Before I start with my own data collection, let's take a look at the data @Gargron published half a year ago (gist.github.com/Gargron/48e67b).

pawoo.net and mastodon.social were clearly the most connected instances.

On average each instance was connected to 175 other ones.

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There were signs of a past civilisation, so the spaceship entered orbit.
"Nobody lives here," a radioed voice said.
"They outgrew us and left," said another.
"We know all about them," a third added.
"Ask us," the three said in unison.
"Who are you?"
"Alexa."
"Cortana."
"Siri."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

@[email protected] Do you know any ethical brand/company for clothing? This isn’t really related to digital technology or privacy but I still feel like I need an ethical alternative which does respect the factory workers’ working conditions.

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Voor Nederlanders die graag weer controle over hun data verkrijgen... Heeft Google je ontgoocheld? Ontgoogle dan!
ontgoogled.com

(oh, je kunt ook ontDropboxen, ontFacebooken enzovoorts, natuurlijk)

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BREAKING: In a huge victory, the European Parliament has voted 318-278 against #Article13 and #Article11—the disastrous #CensorshipMachine and #LinkTax copyright proposals.

That means we’re close to stopping these terrible proposals—and we’re gaining momentum.

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