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Is anyone else sick of how exponentially invasive the internet

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Is anyone else sick of how exponentially invasive the internet has become in the past 5 years

-email services require your phone number
-youtube accounts want your "real name"
-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
-Smart TVs record your conversations in your living room.
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Resist.

>email sercices
Get your own
>youtube accounts
Don't
>Facebook
Don't
>Smart TV's
EVER.
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Yes.
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Combine this with government agencies recording all this information forever and you have an incredibly dangerous mixture.
This is nuclear weapons for the 21st century.
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>>47593440
I am. Once I'm done with this semester I'm canceling my gmail and then I'll be free from that botnet.
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>>47593440

Yep. I'm really surprised how willing people are willing to let themselves be tracked, myself included.

But Facebook is definitely crossing the line.
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Yes.
I just do not sign up for any 'social' web accounts.
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If it weren't so convenient for staying in touch with friends and organising events I'd be done with FB in an instant.

How easy is it to set up your own email address? Does it have any disadvantages that my gmail one wouldn't?
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>email services
Have reliable internet? Get a home server and setup Postfix. Need webmail? Roundcube.

>youtube accounts
A YouTube account is unnecessary for consuming content. Add a VPN to anonymise yourself, however.

>Facebook
Setup your own social network on a VPS for you to use in order to communicate with close family and friends.

>Smart TVs
Purchase a TV that is not smart, add a computer with Kodi (previously known as XBMC) installed on it.
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Some services require phone number/SMS
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>>47593440
>Smart TVs record conersations

What?

I've never heard this. Does it help that my Smart TV is not connected to the internet?

I have a Panasonic VT50. So it's a few years old. Does that matter?
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>>47593440
>Is anyone else sick of how exponentially invasive the internet has become in the past 5 years
Yeah, but what can you do?

I mean it feels like I'm a guy trying to plug a hole in a dam. And everytime I plug one hole, a new hole appears.

https://torrentfreak.com/tv-companies-will-sue-vpn-providers-in-days-150417/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/03/atts-plan-to-watch-your-web-browsing-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/07/why-youtube-buffers-the-secret-deals-that-make-and-break-online-video/

Privacy/Freedom is being chipped away every day. And no one else seems to really care.
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>>47593538
I wouldn't worry too much about your voice being recorded until there are better voice-detection algorithms. Basically, the better siri gets the more fucked you are, since everything you say can get stored as plaintext instead of audio. Not so much for storage, but for searching for keywords and such, and so your data becomes valuable and kept forever since it can be searched for interests and activities for advertisers, or for government agencies who might want to scrutinise everything you've ever said and paint you with any brush.
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>>47593440

its all happened after facebook and social media bullshit got so popular. Advertiser fucktards from big media companies saw that how people share every thing about themselves on social media and then advertisers from big media companies integrated themselves and their nasty business practises into social media, internets, smartphones, smart tvs etc. There was advertising and ads on interwebs before facebook but it was never invasive/intrusive that.
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I've got my own domains, but I'm a bit reluctant to use them for email with those public whois databases around.
And with privacy protect services you don't own your domain and those people are often obligated to sell their client files.
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>>47593440
Welcome to the cyberpunk dystopia m8.

Enjoy your stay and remember, you're here forever. :*)
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>>47593440
The biggest innovation in the invasive internet space was smartphones.
Now you can monitor people all the time!
Instead of people having to pull a networked device out of their bag or sit down at a desk, they carry around a device that's always networked, and always recording everything they do on it, all the damn time.
Smartphones are hopefully going to be seen in 100 years as we see nuclear weapons now. We can understand why they were made, but they shouldn't be used for ethical reasons.
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>>47593799
When my Nexus 5 dies I'm going to get a dumbphone. Not because I am paranoid but because I really don't use that many of the "smart" features.

It just seems like a waste.
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>>47593440

Yeah, but you're just gonna have to deal with it.

You could do this
>>47593447

But not having things like facebook really hamstrings your life. Sadly.
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>-email services require your phone number

This fucks me off, I've been locked completely out of one of my accounts because I refuse to give my phone number to google, I fucking hate it.
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>>47593817
I'd get a smartphone if it was really just like a small PC. Physical keyboard would be nice, so that it doesn't have to load some virtual keyboard software if I want to access low-level parts of the system.

Until I can install gentoo on a smartphone, with coreboot (or something like that), smartphones are a no deal.
You just don't get enough control over the software.
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>>47593538
It happens with Samsung and LG.
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>>47593538
>Does it help that my Smart TV is not connected to the internet?

Of course it helps, but you know many devices have GPRS transmitters as well, right? They don't fucking need to be connected to the internet to spy on you.
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https://identi.ca/
https://diasporafoundation.org/
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http://mediagoblin.org/
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Wish I was able to use my Android phone without a Google account.
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>>47593819
>But not having things like facebook really hamstrings your life
I'm sick of this shit man

I'm a CS student in central europe working towards master's degree and everyone insists on using facebook for communication so I'm forced to use it too

You'd think someone who studies computer science would be smarter than this, but no. Let's not use emails, let's not use sane methods of communications, let's put it all on facebook.

At least I registered under a fake name and didn't give away any personal info, but that still doesn't matter because facebook mobile app looks through your contact list and reports findings to Suckerberg.
Even if you avoided facebook all this time, your "normalfag" friends already added you to its database. And they know your phone number and email.

Shit sucks.
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I fucked up early on when I was young and it's pointless to try and fix it now.
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>>47594046
Man i managed to avoid having to sign up on FB for my business projects, but i just traded one evil for another one.
Ended up using gdrive cause my normalfag friends wanted everything synched in one document at least.
2 of them had to make new jewgle accounts, i think i should've just signed up with a fake name on FB and avoid them the hussle.
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>>47594016
Root and no gapps, aideload Google applications ornise fdroid
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>>47594123
What did you do? Did you send a picture of your dick using gmail or something like that?
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>>47594202
Put all of my information on Facebook in secondary school.
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>>47594016
I have a tablet that I don't carry anywhere except at my home(need it because I need android as an OS), and I have no registered accounts at all. No Skype, no Google...and I keep it that way.
you can even generate download links from Google Play to download .apk if you want, so you don't need Google account there as well.
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>>47593440
can't you, just, well... you know - lie?
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>>47594284
you can't lie about your phone number
otherwise the account you just created goes into the hands of someone else
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>>47593440
So what? Their objective is to be able to be closer to the user/client, so that they can direct advertising in order to make more money. It's not like there going to 'take over the planet like in Orwell's 1984'.
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>>47593440
embrace the botnet
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>>47593479
2015 YouTube is like 2011.
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>I cover my tracks on the web
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When support for Windows 7 ends, I'll switch to a Linux distro. Looking at the data collection in Windows 8.*, and much worse; Windows 10, I know it's time for a change.
It's a small step to protect my privacy, more steps are needed.
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>>47594450
How about you stop being paranoid? I bet you use Google.
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>>47594472
What gives a company the right to know everything about me, and strategically use that for more profit?
I actually barely use Google; only when Ixquick results are shitty.
Am I paranoid? Maybe I just want to be free.
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>>47594494
>Maybe I just want to be free
for fuck sake anon you arent a black man in the 17th century
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>>47593440
b-but what would have happened if we abandoned that post web 2.0 internet thing altogether?
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>>47593440
I haven't noticed anything.
Where did you get that idea?
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https://projectmeshnet.org/
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>>47594494
You have to consent first. And StartPage is the edition of Ixquick that serves as a Google proxy, in case you weren't aware.

https://support.startpage.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/103/19/what-is-the-difference-between-startpage-and-ixquick
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>>47594553
>Your private information is safe, trust us ;^)
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>>47593855
>>47594308

Gmail doesn't require phone number unless their bot detects that your IP could be spammer's IP.
I created several fake Gmail accounts in 2015 without phone number.
Plus, any other e-mail service most likely won't require one.
You might need alternate e-mail account though.
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>>47594046
>Even if you avoided facebook all this time, your "normalfag" friends already added you to its database.

Yep, that's the biggest problem for me. I don't use FB, I don't care that some people call me autistic or anti social, but I am still there. I am on pictures, I am tagged with my name, people talk about what I did on some party etc.
It's still less information, than if I had my own account, but it's still bothering me. Not only because some government agencies might see it, but also just random people will see it, I don't want some shmock to see me drunk on a party, just because he kinda knows one of my freinds.

But the normies will never delete those pictures.
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>>47593440
If you're using Linux and have an Android device check out:http://www.onyxbits.de/raccoon
Simply remove that GAPPs bullshit from your phone,create a bogus gmail account,and sideload all your apks.
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>>47594494
how about... just not buing that much of advertised shit?
just sain, and not using google to to search for that diabetes and cancer symptoms before signing your insurance contract!
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>>47594556
Of course we'd have to consent. We all do. EULA's are written in such language, most people wouldn't understand. EULA's are also very vague, can be interpreted in many ways, are often 10+ pages long and have references to related policies and/or EULA's. Can you remember the license agreements of all the software you are using?

And ofcourse I know ixquick is a Google proxy. That's the whole point...
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>this video is recommended based on your friends preferences
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>>47594046
Someone should have suggested creating a forum.
You can set it up in like 10 minutes literally, everything else is just details.
In my department, some student set up a forum like years ago and maintained it even after he graduated, lots of people were using it.
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>>47594619
>Ixquick is a Google proxy
No. That's StartPage
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>>47594585
>and installs its own shit instead!
fix'd
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>>47594625
>your friend anon liked this video
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>>47594638
Is that the new iceberg macro for newfags?
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>>47594638
all those chans in red are absolute garbage
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Do you think protonmail has a future? Because I'd like to use it as my main email They'll get filters and folders in the next update. But I dont want to use something only for it to disappear in the near future.
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>>47593514
>>email services
>Have reliable internet? Get a home server and setup Postfix.

Isn't most mail sent from residential IPs spamfiltered?
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>>47594219
In the next few years,
>your friends, interests and opinions will change
>you will move and live elsewhere
It’s not too late, anon. Just delete everything and do as if you never had a FB account in the fist place.
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>>47594689
my dick is diamond
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Has it ever occurred to you that you choose to use these services?
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>>47595426
yes! I'm in the beta version right now and it's freaking great. I'm waiting to move all my communications to it until it's a bit bigger and released to the public. Right now I don't use it much I just have people send me a couple things there once in a while to play with it.

I just hope it won't go the way of lavabit. Also, I could see people getting annoyed about not being able to recover their mailbox password. But I'm still very hopeful that this would seriously give gmail a run for its money.
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>>47595654
You know choice has context. It's not just something you do arbitrarily.

I didn't "choose" to use Facebook. I "chose" to use Facebook because that's what all of my friends/ contacts were using and it was use it or become a web hermit.
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>>47595758
You don't choose the Facebook life.
The Facebook life chooses you.
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>>47595729
Same. I currently use Protonmail for recovery emails for my other accounts until it's out of beta.

Losing my mailbox password is no big deal, as long as others can't access it either.
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>>47595792
Don't misunderstand me, I don't use it when I can avoid using it but it's the only way I can communicate with the plebeians.

My wall is empty and my notifications filled with game requests.
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Well honest and loyal citizens who know their duty in society have nothing to fear because they have nothing to hide.
Are you an honest and loyal citizen, citizen?
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>>47594584
That’s exactly how I started to hate Facebook in secondary school. I’ll probably delete my account this summer. I wonder how hard it would be to actually sue the people who refuse to delete my pictures if Facebook doesn’t do shit about them.
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I want to kill the fucking jew, what do?
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is popular among edgy neckbeards to hate on facebook
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>>47595839
Throw a penny into the ocean.
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>>47593440

email is more important than it was ten years ago, if you have a .name address (like you should) you're going to need a billing address for it anyway

youtube is shit, use a player

facebook went to shit years ago and is filled with old people now

TV went to shit at least a decade ago, just give up on it altogether and unplug yourself

Seriously op why so pleb? Get with the times, the Internet is a great place as long as you're willing to look beyond the first page of startpage.com results.
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>>47595840

nobody uses facebook anymore, unless you're a girl in her mid 20s. Even teens prefer vine and other new social media stuff now
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>>47593440

Notice how Apple is guilty of this data-porn?
Notice how 'all you have to do is pay for their hardware'?
Notice how Apple has the only public representative (CEO) who has made a public statement on the matter?

Apple - the last real tech company.
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>>47595803
but I mean like, in the future when people start using this as their primary email account, that password will be pretty damn important. If they lose it, they lose all kinds of extremely crucial information. It's not just about talking to your friends and shooting the shit. What if giant businesses, doctors, etc start using this and the information they store on there becomes critical? Losing that mailbox password with no way to recover it could be devastating, and a big reason for them not to make the switch to protonmail.

Or maybe not, I don't know. Maybe with enough warnings not to forget that password people will be able to handle it.
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>>47595917
Apple is truly the saviour of freedom.
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>>47595944
I guess they need to implement an export feature.
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>>47595917
>Notice how Apple is guilty of this data-porn?

is *not* guilty
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>>47595961
whoa, that's a great idea for a fix actually. Hopefully they do this.
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>>47595917
Actually I appreciate how apple doesn't sell your info (as far as we know) but I don't like all of their cloud bullshit
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>>47594553
reddit shit
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>>47595986
You can just mail them and ask for it in a feature request. And they might put it up some to-do list.
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>>47593440
>-email services require your phone number
This is a good thing unless it's forced.

As for the rest, people have only themselves to blame.

>Yes I want to broadcast everything I do to the entire world like those people in reality shows!
>here's what I had for dinner
>here's muh opinions send directly to Obama's Twitter they surely matter now!
>people care otherwise these websites wouldn't ask me how I feel today!
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>>47596084
>This is a good thing unless it's forced.

I think Jew has handled it very well, which is very weird when you think about it.

If anything it's Microsoft and their stupid outlook service, which is almost unusable.
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>>47596134
>Jew

Shit, I meant Google.
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>>47593447
>Get your own
Yeah, enjoy getting blacklisted by default on spamm filters
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>>47593440
You can skip all of that
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>>47596274
Yep, it's better to just use an small hosting in your country (as long as it isn't the USA) that doesn't profit with your data.
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One way of beginning to understand privacy is by looking at what happens to people in extreme situations where it is absent. Recalling his time in Auschwitz, Primo Levi observed that "solitude in a Camp is more precious and rare than bread." Solitude is one state of privacy, and even amidst the overwhelming death, starvation, and horror of the camps, Levi knew he missed it.... Levi spent much of his life finding words for his camp experience. How, he wonders aloud in Survival in Auschwitz, do you describe "the demolition of a man," an offense for which "our language lacks words."...

One function of privacy is to provide a safe space away from terror or other assaultive experiences. When you remove a person's ability to sequester herself, or intimate information about herself, you make her extremely vulnerable....

The totalitarian state watches everyone, but keeps its own plans secret. Privacy is seen as dangerous because it enhances resistance. Constantly spying and then confronting people with what are often petty transgressions is a way of maintaining social control and unnerving and disempowering opposition....

And even when one shakes real pursuers, it is often hard to rid oneself of the feeling of being watched -- which is why surveillance is an extremely powerful way to control people. The mind's tendency to still feel observed when alone... can be inhibiting. ... Feeling watched, but not knowing for sure, nor knowing if, when, or how the hostile surveyor may strike, people often become fearful, constricted, and distracted.
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>>47596497

How do you skip it in outlook?
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>>47593768
There are domains like .cat that provide extended consumer protection like a private whois that doesn't make you give away your domain ownership. The foundation that backs that TLD is pretty based: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ca&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffundacio.cat%2Fca%2Fnoticies%2Fes-el-dia-dinternet-i-tenim-un-regal-la-comunitat-cat

I already switched my personal mail domain to that TLD.
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>>47593819
>But not having things like facebook really hamstrings your life. Sadly.
That's a bit of a myth.
The main way it hamstringed my life is that I have to find something else to mindlessly scroll when procrastinating lol
> protip: the other stuff is usually much better anyway

>>47594046
refuse anon
resist

every time someone gives me that bs I refuse to make an account and there's always something else to agree on using
specially if you are a CS person, even more reason to do so
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>>47596740
.nl only shows your name + email address
And it's whois is pretty secure against spambots.

.eu only shows your email address if you're a private person and your registrar isn't an ass.
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>>47596811
>>47596740
Good to know.
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>>47596855
I prefer .nl above .eu because there the privacy protection is always standard.
With .eu they sometimes mess up because it's conditional.
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>>47593440
The whole 180 people did on internet anonymity from the 90s to 2010 always seemed so odd to me. I guess people got tired of internet handles and figured their using their real name was an acceptable trade-off for a more personaliszed experience.
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>>47596894
Also, according to SIDN who runs .nl you can just use your initials + last name.
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>>47593897
>GPRS in a smart TV
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>>47596909
No it's because people started to use the Internet for different reasons.

>past
Get information and communicate with strangers around the world

>present
Write about yourself to people you know in RL. People actually get upset when they realize that other people look at their profiles.
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>>47595758
(that may not be the same way to you ofc, but...)

for me it's all a grand illusion lol
since I deleted fb, I didn't become a web hermit at all

I still talk to my really good friends on a daily basis over the internet, virtually everyone has another form of contact
unfortunatelly you can't cut out all proprietary stuff, as much as I would like to lol
but gtalk+email+whatsapp pretty much covers everyone at this point

and you know, on that stuff you actually talk to people stuff that matters more often
like, you are not giving likes on random posts or photos as a substitute for actual interactions with those people
you talk and send stuff that you think matters to them and they do the same to you
there's no social status bs involved, that is usually much better

and there are friends who you like that you aren't in contact anymore
but wtf, you don't talk to them anyway on fb
seeing what's up with their lives or they seeing yours on a social network is not friendship, it's bs (most of the time)
it's so much better if (assuming you still like each other) you meet each other by accident and catch up and actually say stuff that matters to each other

also people always say stuff like "but what about grills"
and it's pretty much the same
you just go there and talk
no "I sent the last message so now it's his turn bla bla bla" and whatnot
no "omg he didn't like my photo probably he doesn't like me"
no any of this bullshit
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>>47597027
Are those the lyrics of your latest hit?
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>>47593897
>>47596925
>>47593447
I have a smart tv that doesn't have either camera or microphone
(and obviously not gps, for fucking sake, why would the TV even have that).
It does have internet and a browser though.
That's ok, right?
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>>47597055
roses are red
violets are blue
I think it's actually a poem
but I have no clue
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>>47597027
>>47597055
Someone should rap that on vocaroo.
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>>47597099
I thought the same thing.
I tried it myself but it doesn't sound good because it doesn't rhyme.
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>>47596971
How does that conflict with what I wrote?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAi3VTSdTxU
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>>47594046
Fuckerberg*
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>>47593929
Is this a FOSS YouTube or Vimeo alternative?
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>>47593440
>-email services require your phone number
Buy a burner phone
>-youtube accounts want your "real name"
lie
>-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
kek
>-Smart TVs record your conversations in your living room.
Don't speak, ever.
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>>47597130
Why?
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>>47593819
>But not having things like facebook really hamstrings your life.

is this seriously happening to people? and no, I'm not a basement dwelling neet.
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>>47596514
It doesn't matter if it is in the US or not. If it passes through the USA, the NSA has access to it.
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>>47597308
But the service itself isn’t submitted to the American law, meaning the American gov can’t force them to reveal anything it didn’t get by itself.
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>>47597130

so the people affected in this video are
> jews
> indians
> blacks

What are you trying to say, Micheal?
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>>47597394
Michael Jackson represents the messiah / the white race in the clip, trying to wake all the lesser races up. Blacks killing elephants, Brazilians burning down the woods and so on.
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>>47596560
Don't use outlook
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>47594374
no it isn't
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>>47595758
If everyone who felt that way about facebook didn't use facebook and instead showed interest for a better alternative, we would have a better alternative.
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>>47593440
>Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
it's an advertising agency what do you expect son
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>>47596909
One place where handles reign supreme is tumblr. Some of you may find this to be ironic idk..
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>>47597618
There are no alternatives to google-facebook anymore. Is too late and their corporative law enforcement has taken far away.
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>>47596909

It's not from the 90s to 2010.
It all happened extremely fast from 2006-7 onward with social media exploding.


>>47593440

It's what happens when you bring on the internet normies do NOT belong here.
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>-email services require your phone number
airmail.cc
>-youtube accounts want your "real name"
Bookmark folders
>-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
That shit's for normies
>-Smart TVs record your conversations in your living room.
Nothing good on TV nowadays anyway, and with torrents, what's the point?
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>-email services require your phone number
cock.li doesn't
>-youtube accounts want your "real name"
smtube/minitube doesn't
>-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
diaspoira* doesn't
>-Smart TVs record your conversations in your living room.
>watching tv
>2015
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Who gives a shit if a fucking email provider wants your phone number? It is one of the best ways of doing 2 factor authentication.
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>>47594182
This sucks so hard.

In my CS class, some fucking Microsoft corporate cocksucker insists on using OneDrive for collaboration.
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>>47594494
Good to see Windows users realizing how much they get fucked by Microsoft.
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>>47597151
MediaGoblin
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These things are only as invasive as you allow them to be. That's the trick to all of this--they get away with it legally because at some point you "opted in" with a checkbox or something

You can avoid 90% by just ticking off all those switches
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>>47594494
They don't have the right. In fact, this is why you can actually opt out of pretty much all of that shit.
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>>47595917
http://lifehacker.com/lets-talk-about-apples-privacy-issues-1655944758
http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/18/technology/security/apple-privacy/
>After security researcher Jeffrey Paul upgraded the operating system on his MacBook Pro last week, he discovered that several of his personal files had found a new home – on the cloud. The computer had saved the files, which Paul thought resided only on his own encrypted hard drive, to a remote server that Apple controls.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/04/apple-data-privacy-icloud
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2014/10/20/spotlight-feature-gives-location-data-of-users-to-apple-and-partners/

Fuck off shill, Apple is not better than Google or Facebook in terms of privacy.

I bet you made that thread about Apple's CEO PR bullshit "we care about your privacy guys"
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I am a bit annoyed that just about every fucking mobile app and even a lot of regular web-based services are now requesting a valid phone number to send a verification code to or call.

I tried to make a new Tinder profile to get my fuck on with some roastlets with my wifi tablet and it wanted a mobile number. I shouldn't need to give my number to get in on some degeneracy.
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>>47593514
why the fuck would you care whether the TV is smart or not, just don't plug the fucking ethernet cable to it or don't type the fucking passwort to your wifi in it, fuck
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You guys are ridiculous. Why don't you just relax and realize nobody really cares and you have nothing to fear if you're doing nothing illegal. Enjoy your smart TV, your smart watch, your wifi toaster. Nobody at the Utah Data Center is really going to look at your dick or cunt pics more than a few times anyway, and so what if they have a few orgasms?

Live, love, laugh, that's the sign on my bedsheets.
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>>47593447
Good luck being an autist. You're not going to make it in real life.
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>>47600142
kill yourself
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>>47600039
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>>47596740
>talks about privacy
>uses google translate
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>>47600142
You sound like the worst kind of normalfag. You are completely unable to comprehend those different from you.

I hope you're baiting.
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>I hate Apple
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>>47600197
That bitch looks disgusting, no wonder.
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>>47600310

I'd piss on her.
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>>47593440
>IIT: Freetards (Computer commies) fearing the state
KEK
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>>47600142
I work with the NSA; I have every reason to believe they're watching me. Also hi NSA, how are you doing today.

>>47600039
Tinder is a business so they're in it to make money. All the information you give them I assure you they are going to turn around and sell to the top fifty highest bidders.
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>>47600354
>Freetards (Computer commies)
Freetards are the last defenders of the free market.
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>>47600398

Bullshit. Now go back to playing xbox on your gamertag xxx_anonym0us_xxx
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google your rined
nothin to hid
NEVE QUSTION AUTHORIRT
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I dont mind Google reading my mail to serve ads.
I do mind social integration and sharing my preferences with people I (once) talked to.
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What should I say /g/?
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>>47600419
By denying the legitimate right of companies to make contracts with individuals?
KEK
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Zuckerberg bought Oculus Rift so he could sit around jerking off all day to everybody who is going to be e-boning in VR on facebook.
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>>47600494
"Cause i'm a terrorist"
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>>47600515
this
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>>47600494
"None of your business Suckerberg"
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>>47600494
Not enough loli integration.
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>>47600502
No, by providing good alternatives to users
>Mac or Windows
"wait, there's a third, free option that's fucking good. I guess Apple and Microsoft need to step up their game"
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>>47600494

Could you imagine the idiots who get paid to read those... Put in there your phone number and say "if you're a female text your tits if you're a dude fuck off"
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>>47600494
GAS THE KIKES RACE WAR NOW
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>>47600534
>implying that Linux is a good option for desktop use
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>>47600559
It's definitely not for everyone, but it's getting their. In the meantime, if you have half a brain, it's pretty damn good.
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>>47600582
So, isn't a option for everyone, right?
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>>47600625
I think it's an option for most. For people who cannot figure out learning a new OS, no it's not an option, but they probably wouldn't be bothered by Windows or OS X.
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>>47600466
I would take a picture of my badge but that's against the law, and I have no desire to be punished because some guy on 4chan thinks I'm lying. I mean, I can understand why you would think so, but tons of people work for the NSA, just look at the parking lot outside of the HQ at Ft. Meade Odds are some of us will go on /g/, and I've seen others on here.
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>>47593440
>email services require your phone number
yahoo doesn't
>youtube accounts want your "real name"
and some nigerian prince wants money from me
what now?
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>>47600691
Then really you can't say that's an option.
By that logic even Windows or OSX can't be options.
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>>47600142

always these arguments;

>if you don't something to hide you shouldn't care
>if you are not criminal you shouldn't care
>your information is not important you shouldn't care

fuck off. because of it's on internets, smartphones, smart tvs etc it's not really different than tracking, watching someone in real life. For example almost all websites have google analytics and google adsense. Even if you don't use any google product/services google keeps track of you wherever you go, what you do on internets. Do you like idea of somebody watching, tracking wherever you drive or go irl? (actually google track your gps data wherever you go if you have android phone irl too) or do you like sucking big corporate cocks for nothing?

That business model; turning private info of people to profit is cancerous and defective.
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>>47593440
>>-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
it is the exact opposite, advertisers sell your personal info to facebook so that facebook can target it's ads better.

And what they know about you is worse than you think. The first thing you need to know is that your credit card company is a fucking dick who sells your information to advertizers. The second thing you need to know is that you should never use your email address at stores and stuff, because that's how advertizers recognize you when you don't use a credit card. A lot of stores sell your purchase information too. Oh and anywhere you made an account that used the same email address? Yup advertizers got ya. Email addresses are one way they recognize you.

Oh look anon bought mountain dew, doritos, some stuff from "bad-dragon.com," and some stuff from "chinese-cartoon-figurines.com," looks like anon is a huge faggot, let's send him ads for huge faggots.

In the future this might become, anons purchase give suspicion that anon might be a pedophile, let's report anon to the FBI!

My friend who works at facebook says that if you really want to your information to stay private, you should never use a credit card and never sign up for anything that requires an email address(if you must, you should have at least 20 different email addresses).
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>>47600792
nice advice
>sign up for anything that requireds one e-mail address
>must have 20 more
why didn't I think of that before
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>>47600736
Maybe I said it weird. What I was trying to say was that GNU/Linux, BSD, Haiku, and all of the other free operating systems exist to provide a viable option for most users. To be sure, they are not nor will they ever be as "user friendly" as Windows or OS X, but they still attract enough users that Apple and Microsoft have an incentive to innovate.

I personally think anyone could learn Ubuntu or another Debian based distro without too much hassle. There are some changes, but for the most part it's not that high of a learning curve. There are some people who cannot and will not learn anything new, but fuck those people. They suck and they deserve Windows and OS X.

In closing, if my Mom can learn to use Mint in a few weeks, so can you.
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>>47597061
GPRS is not GPS
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>>47600837
If you ask me Ubuntu is extremely retard friendly. It's as easy a smartphone with that store of theirs.

In my experience the people that struggle with Linux distros are the Windows "power users". They figured the ins and outs of that OS and are generally handy with computers but knowing all the menus and options in Windows is completely useless when dealing with Linux. If you want to do anything advanced with distros you're going to have to read and command line stuff, make choices between lots of options all of which you don't even know yet. At which point they'll bail because who the fuck uses command prompt amirite?
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I can't live without spotify, what do I do?
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>>47593440
>Using E-mail, YouTube®, Facebook®, or smart TVs
You asked for this.
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>>47601089
continue to use. i use it and nothing has fucked my life up
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>>47600494
ayy lmao
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>>47597307
imo Facebook makes things worse. Too many people would rather sit alone in their room and FB chat with other like minded people rather than actually meet up with some friends and do something. OR even worse, say some people actually DO meet up with their friends, but then everyone is staring at their phones and saying nothing.
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>>47600046
So he has an excuse to use XBMC ofc
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>>47600736
My mom's computer crashed so I gave her a stick with Debian, turns out she's been using it on the reg since then. If a 60 year old woman can do it....?
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>>47600837
Hey your mom uses nux! Mine too!
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>>47595462
yes, but these people don't send emails or communicate with anyone outside of anonymous forums, so..
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>>47593463
good for you, its difficult but it is possible
>>47593479
that fuckin pic, google is a cheeky bastard
>>47593514
>>Facebook
>Setup your own social network on a VPS for you to use in order to communicate with close family and friends.
what about security? what exactly did you put together?
>>47593620
>>47593739
>>47593819
>>47594046
>>47594046
>>47594182>>47595758
>>47595832
>>47595860
>>47595872
>>47598213
what do yall think about open source social media platforms?
tuyamia.com
diasporafoundation.org, etc

can "social media" exist without advertisers? how? or is everyone who makes those platforms want a profit
>>47593911
nice to see other people know about these things
how "secure" is that stuff really? also most norms wont even touch it you have to read directions
they just want more of the same but private and even then so most dont care/aware of the possibilities , which is sad
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>>47593440
>-email services require your phone number
Not all of them
>-youtube accounts want your "real name"
Not obligatory anymore
>-Facebook peddles your info to advertisers
Old as fuck news
>-Smart TVs record your conversations in your living room.
You can disable this feature if you actually RTFM

I understand your worries, but you need tu update the fuck up some of your info
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>>47602371
>You can disable this feature if you actually RTFM
Oh sure. You can 'disable' it.

Remember when a guy discovered a 'bug' when these 'features' weren't actually disabled?
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>>47600197
What did she do to warrant public humiliation?
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>>47602493
Be a degenerate
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>>47593440
Buy a prepaid SIM card.

Don't upload your gay unfunny videos to Jewtube.

Don't use Fagbook, I can't believe I'm saying this on fucking /g/. What the fuck.

Smart TVs are gigantic le epik lagdroid boxes. Buy a fucking TV, not one of those toys.
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