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Hello!

This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.

It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.

You can find out more at switching.social

If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!

#Introductions #NewHere #DeleteFacebook #DeleteGoogle #ReplaceFacebook

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According to CNBC, Google recorded the purchases of Gmail users through receipts sent by email.

That’s why we think you personal data shouldn’t be collected.

Join the movement!

#SwitchToQwant

theverge.com/2019/5/17/1862978

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Good News! Indian State Saves Over $400 Million by Choosing Linux | It's FOSS

itsfoss.com/kerala-linux/

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PSA: WhatsApp hacked/exploited, new vulnerability that install spyware with miss call. Update your app or better use Signal or Wire more secure and respect user privacy.

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A vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware, developed by NSO Group, on to phones.

The spyware could be transmitted through a call, even if the call was unanswered.

It is unclear how many phones were targeted.
ft.com/content/4da1117e-756c-1

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If you're on Mastodon and know the web address of someone on the Fediverse, you can use this to follow them.

1. Copy their profile's web address into the Mastodon search box (see screenshots).

2. Click search, this should bring up a link to the profile and a follow button next to it.

3. Click follow!

This works with many kinds of Fediverse addresses including PixelFed, PeerTube and others. Try it!

You can also use this technique with web addresses of individual posts.

#MastoTips #Fediverse

Another reason not to use closed and centralized social sites & big tech companies.
Great explanation of Shadow Profile by Tim Pool.

youtube.com/watch?v=E7_OKTPo1g

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If all your Firefox plugins just got disabled, don't freak out. It's a known issue and Mozilla has a fix they're rolling out.
t.co/sLW3xWuHgh tweeted by @LubuntuOfficial

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We have some exciting news! The team at Purism are thrilled to announce the launch of Librem One librem.one Private and secure email, chat, social and VPN. No ads! No tracking! No data sharing! Just the best end-to-end encrypted communication and social. Join the revolution today and take back control of your data and life #LibremOne

@ritwikraghav14
privacytools.io/
you will find tons of alternative services here which are really good and privacy friendly. @inditoot

Hi all,
Just join @inditoot.
Sick of all data harvesting and always tracking social networks, biased media/social media like facebook and twitter.
Advocate of Linux and FOSS, Privacy enthusiast.
Namaste 🙏

Inditoot : An Indian Mastodon instance

Inditoot, A General purpose instance. I do my best to keep it fast,secure and alive.You can Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: e.g. links, pictures, text, video. anything you want as long as you follow our code of conduct!