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Academics probe Apple's privacy settings and get lost and confused

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Just disabling Siri requires visits to five submenus

A study has concluded that Apple's privacy practices aren't particularly effective, because default apps on the iPhone and Mac have limited privacy settings and confusing configuration options.…

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rgloeckner
111 days ago
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And there are the localized versions with inconsistent translations
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Help us to take down the parasite website

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2024-04-03 I’ve received numerous complaints via email, social media, and forums regarding a website that poses a significant threat to our community. The site in question is https://notepad.plus/ which appears prominently when users google for “download Notepad++”. Some users have mistakenly believed that https://notepad.plus/ is the official Notepad++ website. This confusion has led to frustration and potential security risks. Despite declaring itself an “unofficial fan website created for general information/educational purposes only”, this site harbors a hidden agenda.
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rgloeckner
113 days ago
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help to stop the fake site reported here
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Data Trap

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It's important to make sure your analysis destroys as much information as it produces.
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rgloeckner
889 days ago
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Good advice - destroy data. Start with that tracking nightmare
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sahand111
884 days ago
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آیا از خدمات پرینت سه بعدی چیزی می دانید؟
https://arli3d.com/3d-design-services/
visualcenter
476 days ago
https://www.visualcenter.in/
ReadLots
889 days ago
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Does sharing this post make more data?
visualcenter
476 days ago
https://www.visualcenter.in/

Control Group

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rgloeckner
903 days ago
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philipstorry
903 days ago
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I've suddenly realised that I have been in SO MANY control groups in my life...
And it feels fine. 😉
London, United Kingdom
jlvanderzwan
903 days ago
All these things that turned out to have no benefit and a ton of annoying side-effects that we didn't have to deal with!
cjheinz
903 days ago
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Nice! Really takes the pressure off!
Lexington, KY; Naples, FL
ossiander
903 days ago
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Works for me

Web3 Is Going Just Great

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Also from Molly White is this splendid new blog, documenting grift in the world of “Web3”. Here’s one recent gem:

A SolSea-verified NFT project on the Solana blockchain, Doodled Dragons, touted that they would distribute all profits “straight to charities protecting animals on the brink of extinction”. They announced on Twitter that they would be donating $30,000, “our first donation”, to the World Wildlife Fund. Two hours later, they tweeted, “actually. fuck that. our charity will instead now be... my bank account. cya nerds.” They deleted the Twitter account shortly after.

I couldn’t subscribe to this RSS feed fast enough. Good little glossary too.

Link: web3isgoinggreat.com/

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rgloeckner
922 days ago
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Absolutely
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Latency

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Each SCAPDFATIAT point increases the chance that the process will involve the phrase 'by the next business day.'
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rgloeckner
929 days ago
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Covarr
926 days ago
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I feel attacked.
East Helena, MT
jgbishop
929 days ago
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Haha. So true!
Durham, NC
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