eldersnake@yarn.andrewjvpowell.com
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In-reply-to > If Trump really truly wants a Social Media where even the likes of his views and ideals won't get him banned, he should fund Yarn.social 😅 Of course he won't like it because it doesn't mean anyone will follow him or like him or believe in whatever ideals he wants to pedal. It just won't be the platform for his soapbox 😂

@prologic That’s another thing I find interesting. He could have simply funded Gab. They love him over there. They too are using a fork of Mastodon I believe, except legally.

So to create his own must be about having total control over it.


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In-reply-to > And: > If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

@prologic Right? 😂


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In-reply-to > Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

And:

If you access the Site from a mobile phone, tablet, automobile, or other electronic device, we may collect and store information such as device type, operating system version and type, unique identifiers (such as mobile advertising ID), wireless carrier, and other related information for that device.

The mobile advertising ID bit is especially bad. That one identifier can act as a total fingerprint for the likes of Googs etc.

So yes, another social platform no better than the big bads when it comes to privacy.


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In-reply-to > Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn - BBC News

@prologic Yup 😥

This is a doozey too:

You are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Like many other websites, we do not currently alter our practices when we receive Do Not Track signals as there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. However, you have the option to opt-out of interest-based advertising.


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In-reply-to > While everyone is on Winter, pretty much (we have blizzards in Hawaii!), our Autumn might finally be here.

@prologic

And we’re in “Storm Season” and in La Niña phase II think?) so that means lots of floods, storms and damage 🤣

Got that UPS in the nick of time then!


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In-reply-to > My Open Letter to Signal:

@prologic Reading the white paper for MobileCoin here and the site in general, it seems a lot better than most of the crypto stuff out there. Anyone else that reads it that sees any red flags, I’m all ears though.

Whether one actually wants crypto anything in their messenger is another thing entirely though…


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In-reply-to > Reddit Introduces New Real-Time Features To Keep Users Engaged Social media platform Reddit said on Wednesday it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, [...] to boost engagement on the platform that has fueled a 'meme-stock' frenzy in the recent past. Reuters reports: While Reddit has been a well-known internet name for years, attracting millions of experts ... ⌘ Read more

This is why if I want to read a subreddit I used something like Teddit.net as a frontend. If I absolutely HAVE to log in and want to post on something for some reason, I’ll open up regular shitty Reddit in an isolated browser profile.


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In-reply-to > Reddit Introduces New Real-Time Features To Keep Users Engaged Social media platform Reddit said on Wednesday it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, [...] to boost engagement on the platform that has fueled a 'meme-stock' frenzy in the recent past. Reuters reports: While Reddit has been a well-known internet name for years, attracting millions of experts ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic

Was there a time when it was not? 🤔

Probably true. I just remember when it was the simple old interface where you simply upvoted posts/articles and there would be a community subreddit for pretty much anything or any topic.

I can’t remember, however, how long they’ve had all the trackers and whatnot running on the webpages, probably much longer than I realise.


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In-reply-to > Reddit Introduces New Real-Time Features To Keep Users Engaged Social media platform Reddit said on Wednesday it would launch several real-time features, including voting animations and typing indicators, [...] to boost engagement on the platform that has fueled a 'meme-stock' frenzy in the recent past. Reuters reports: While Reddit has been a well-known internet name for years, attracting millions of experts ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic Reddit continues to become an absolute garbage fire the last few years.


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

@deebs will have to look into this MobileCoin thing to get a gauge on whether its potentially malicious or just plain annoying, but thankfully there’s well known forks of Signal if worst comes to the worst that strip out unnecessary stuff.


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In-reply-to > From what I've heard about Telegram, you have to explicitly enable end-to-end encryption with another person and you can't do that in group chats. Shouldn't that be listed in the document? It's very likely that I'm wrong in all this, can anyone familiar with Signal or Telegram confirm?

I haven’t used Signal long but I must admit I’m a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case


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In-reply-to > @eldersnake How you been anyway mate? 🤗 You’ve been quietish lately 🤔

@prologic

How you been anyway mate? 🤗 You’ve been quietish lately 🤔

Yeah sorry, I’ve been a bit caught up in things. I’m personally alright, just my partner has had some mental health battles lately as well as some physical ones 😥 What’s also compounded the issues, is after her first jab she’s had swollen lymph nodes around her neck for nearly a month and in quite a bit of discomfort and no one really knows why. I’ve since had my second jab and I’m fine, but she’s rather regretting hers ATM…


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