#Snips is an upcoming open privacy-friendly alternative to invasive voice assistants like Siri or Alexa.
Instead of sending your voice to be processed elsewhere, the processing happens offline on the device itself:
It's not yet ready for ordinary users, but there's an official site for developers/hobbyists who want to have a go at making their own Snips device:
How sex censorship killed the internet we love https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/31/sex-censorship-killed-internet-fosta-sesta/
With honorary mention of @switter!
You should always be able to do what you want with the devices you buy. You own it, you pwn it. But you should never let an organization like Facebook pwn your device so it can watch you use TikTok. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/what-we-should-learn-facebook-research
"We are paid a ton. Looking forward to my yearly bonus of $100k. Fuck ethics. Money is everything."
Google/Facebook are to the health of our human rights and democracy what Philip Morris is to the health of our bodies and what Exxon Mobil is to the health of our habitat.
If you’re a doctor, you do not get sponsored by Big Tobacco. If you’re an environmentalist, you do not get sponsored by Exxon Mobil. If you’re a privacy advocate, a human rights activist, or a democrat, you do not get sponsored by Google, Facebook, or any other surveillance capitalist.
It’s that simple.
Facebook is predicting if you'll kill yourself. If it wasn't already bad the amount of influence that they hold over teenagers and vulnerable people now they're coming up with algorithms to predict if you'll kill yourself? When are we going to stop this octopus? We must stop it's tentacles to ruling our society!
And as the UK gets more greedy for their state surveillance now they proposed a law that could expose journalists’ emails
Facebook gets more disgusting every day. Now they've come up with a great idea, why don't we pay vulnerable kids and we can spy on them using a VPN? I mean if we pay them then it's not so bad, isn't it? After all we are here to save the world with our data and our user research, we are the good guys!
Ever wonder why Circular Economy is a good idea? You can find more about this in my last article https://javielico.com/moving-forward-to-the-future-with-a-circular-approach/
RT @eff: You should have the power to defend your privacy in court. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/you-should-have-right-sue-companies-violate-your-privacy
Publicly, Google supported its employees' walkout in November. Three weeks later, Google "quietly asked the government to narrow the right to organize over work email"
Well done #Google you're the gift who keeps on giving, what's next?
The more users learn what Facebook is doing, the more they can make informed decisions about their privacy, including putting pressure on companies and lawmakers to do better. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/guided-tour-data-facebook-uses-target-ads
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