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You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19577231
Posted by aaronbrethorst (karma: 50235)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 48 - 2019-04-04T21:19:35Z

#HackerNews #corporations #elected #instead #laws #... show more


 


Why does a vegan get ads for ice cream?


My friend, let’s call him Jake, has been a #vegan for years, long before it was trendy.

He said the other day, “Okay, Bill, you’re the one who keeps telling me about the terrible things the #internet can do (he usually ignores most of my advice) so how come I get #ads for Ben & Jerry’s in my emails on my Mac? They keep screaming at me “Hey, Jake! Buy Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s now!”

I try to ignore the irritation I feel that he hasn’t even installed an #adblocker... show more


 
@L'Intrus, c'est le capitalisme humaniste, l'humanisme - l'idée originale des lodges français
@ivan zlax It is in Asia that l´on destroys the most forests for cultivation or palm oil (much more than in the Amazon). India has limited the birth of girls to combat overcrowding...
Yes, it is:
http://www.worldstopexports.com/palm-oil-imports-by-country/
Demand creates supply:
Netherlands: $2 billion (5.9%)
Spain: $1.4 billion (4.3%)
Italy: $1.1 billion (3.3%)
United States: $1.1 billion (3.2%)
Germany: $797.6 million (2.4%)
Russia: $701.7 million (2.1%)
Belgium: $467.2 million (1.4%)
The demand for palm oil is financing the destruction of species d... show more


 

Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?


My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.

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I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.

I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.

A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:

WIRED


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How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate hashtags for maximum reach.

But do we check the website featuring the story for privacy before we post?

When we embed a link by selecting the OEmbed box (often ticked by default) this displays an image or video on our post from the website we’ve featured.




They may look cool, but these images can contain beacons or other trackers. Embedded trackers also load into the browsers of any user who scrolls down the public feeds.

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Q. Why are the #Democrat's so dependent on #corporate contributions?
A. Because they lost the " #Citizen'sUnited" and other cases, due to #Republican appointed judges, and now they have to, or at least they think they do.
(There are some other reasons, and there are still some other ways around corporate money, but this is reason #1 for the current stranglehold that #corporations have on us. It is #conservative, not #liberal, policy).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_(organization)


 

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised


https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and take action. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.






This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

This will put everything I work for as a #hobby and at #work. So if you don't take action because the internet, take action because otherwise I might need to find new hobbies and work!

Ps. And yes, this affects people outside #Europe too. The internet knows no boundaries.
Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 
♲ Jason Robinson (jaywink@diaspodon.fr):
Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.
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Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised


https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and take action. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.




This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

This will put everything I work for as a #hobby and at #work. So if you don't take action because the internet, take action because otherwise I might need to find new hobbies and work!

Ps. And yes, this affects people outside #Europe too. The internet knows no boundaries.
Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised


https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and take action. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.





This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

This will put everything I work for as a #hobby and at #work. So if you don't take action because the internet, take action because otherwise I might need to find new hobbies and work!

Ps. And yes, this affects people outside #Europe too. The internet knows no boundaries.
Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised


https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and take action. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.




This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

This will put everything I work for as a #hobby and at #work. So if you don't take action because the internet, take action because otherwise I might need to find new hobbies and work!

Ps. And yes, this affects people outside #Europe too. The internet knows no boundaries.
Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised


https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/

Please reshare widely and take action. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.




This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

This will put everything I work for as a #hobby and at #work. So if you don't take action because the internet, take action because otherwise I might need to find new hobbies and work!

Ps. And yes, this affects people outside #Europe too. The internet knows no boundaries.
Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised


 
Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location t
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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

FIREFOX

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Do NOT consume palm oil. Palm oil plantations KILL helpless orangutans on purpose. When you eat processed food products with palm oil, THIS is what you are buying.

Palm Oil Investigations


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Do NOT consume palm oil. Palm oil plantations KILL helpless orangutans on purpose. When you eat processed food products with palm oil, THIS is what you are buying.

Palm Oil Investigations


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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. Part 1


Convenience is often the enemy of privacy, with the internet and our devices, but location services are a feature that can allow many exploits.

A large industry has grown around location data collection, which is covert and unregulated. Our location data is boug
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