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Posted: 13.01.2021  ·  #81
Love it Jason.....😁👍

Just think seriously though for a minute.....Dont we willingly give all our details to the government every 4 years or whatever when we fill out census papers??? They know pretty much everything about us.


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Posted: 13.01.2021  ·  #82
Do these changes with data sharing between What's App and Facebook apply to the European Region?


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Posted: 13.01.2021  ·  #83
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Do these changes with data sharing between What's App and Facebook apply to the European Region?


After Cambridge Analytica, would you trust anything they say?

Make your mind up here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55573149

Some careful wording on Whatsapp's take on it.

Rant:(directed at no one in particular) for me personally, whatsapp has been deleted for ever, facebook has been deleted forever, chrome browser has been deleted forever. Gmail will be phased out and twitter has been deleted.

There is no work around for whatsapp, but there is a bit of a work around for facebook to make it safer but not safe, but only if you use a PC.

Knowing what we know about facebook (instagram/whatsapp), why would anyone use them when there are safe alternatives?

If my car brakes I take it to a mechanic.

But people/users of the internet are reluctant to listen to IT experts who are screaming for people to get of those platforms. The resistance for people not to leave them is nothing other than the "Ostrich Effect". The resistance to install an alternative to try it is baffling, your phone was made for Apps, why can some people not have two messaging apps, whatsapp and Signal, then eventually move to the safe one.

https://www.thesocialdilemma.com/

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/socia…pp-2350888

https://www.independent.co.uk/…85562.html

https://spreadprivacy.com/is-p…y-private/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55573149

It's all a strange scenario for me, each to their own I suppose, this sums it all up what you are up against by continuing to use Zuckerbergs, Googles, twitters products. :)



 


🚨 PRIVACY ALERT: WhatsApp Will Share Your Data With Facebook 🚨

WhatsApp - which is owned by Facebook - just announced a new policy that mandates WhatsApp's 2 billion users share their data with Facebook. If WhatsApp users refuse to agree to this then they can no longer use WhatsApp. 👎

https://www.fastcompany.com/90…licy-twist

This new policy is a complete reversal from Facebook's promise that WhatsApp data would remain "private and separate". Mark Zuckerberg breaks yet another privacy promise - and we've all had enough of these betrayals. 😠

Remarkably, this isn't the first time that WhatsApp has violated its users' privacy. In 2017, WhatsApp was fined $122 million by the European Union for sharing member data with Facebook. 👊🏽

https://www.theverge.com/2019/…encryption

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has repeatedly encouraged everyone to #DeleteFacebook . It's also time to #DeleteWhatsApp . 🙀 🔏

With so much happening everywhere - let's stay connected with Trust, Safety, and Love. MeWe has a user Privacy Bill of Rights and a "poison pill" in our privacy policy to ensure your data and privacy are your absolute rights!

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Posted: 13.01.2021  ·  #84
I have been using Brave browser on and off over the last few months. It is fast, does a good job of blocking ads and trackers and integrates nicely with Duck Duck for search engine. I might switch to using it more full time at some stage (presently it does not integrate with Mac OS/ IOS keychain password manager). It does a good job of reporting trackers. You'll get an idea of how many trackers you encounter with just a few clicks in and out of websites.

For complete anonymity, you can create a private window with TOR browsing, although many sites are suspicious of that and may force you to solve a Captcha.

 


So opening a new page in Brave shows me some interesting statistics on my browsing. Since using the browser I have had 22,210 Ads and trackers blocked! And I have only been using it sparingly.

 


Even just clicking into an Irish Times story, there are 7 trackers blocked. And who are the offenders? Google, Twitter and Facebook, as well as some crowd called Datawrapper (a German Cambridge Analytica ). They just want to know everything you look at.

Anyone else using Brave? What do you think?

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Posted: 13.01.2021  ·  #85
I use Brave on my phone..... only the last week
You'll notice the ads missing from the bottom of MHC, I wasn't happy what Brave was showing.
Duckduckgo and brave are much the same at what they do. The duckduckgo app is great.

Brave also seems very good.


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Posted: 15.01.2021  ·  #88
Problem being they are already syphoning data. There is really no other option than to stop using it and uninstall it. If you stop using and leave it on your device they still harvest.

#deletefacebook #deletewhatsapp

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Posted: 20.01.2021  ·  #91
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I have been using Brave browser on and off over the last few months.


https://www.zdnet.com/article/…-protocol/


I like this browser more and more. I saw an article about how people in Turkey can access an IPFS version of the Wikipedia site (Yes the Turks block Wikipedia in Turkey). But thanks to the to the Great Firewall of China, i have heard mixed reports on if the Chinese can do so.

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Why I like to use Apple products? Apart from a nice user interface, apps are properly vetted, sandboxed and reliable, and their business model does not involve selling your data to third parties. That of coarse is their strategy to sell you expensive products. It would be naive to think otherwise.

This article sums it up nicely, and talks about upcoming changes that have FB, and Google very worried.

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Why I like to use Apple products? Apart from a nice user interface, apps are properly vetted, sandboxed and reliable, and their business model does not involve selling your data to third parties. That of coarse is their strategy to sell you expensive products. It would be naive to think otherwise.

This article sums it up nicely, and talks about upcoming changes that have FB, and Google very worried.

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I totally agree. Apple's security is top of the line. I never had an issue with my phone from doing any transactions online. They update their software often to make sure you are completely safe whatever you do online.

I also recommend using VPN's as they really encrypt your browsing history.

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BBC News - 'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56071437


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I’m currently using DuckDuckGo search engine with Brave browser, or other browsers. If Brave launch their own search engine then the choice is to be welcomed. Google and Facebook must be feeling a little bit threatened these days, between Brave and new moves by Apple to help block tracking.

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