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Sharing your political & religious views, likes/dislikes, and daily life on phx.social is fundamentally different from twitter and the rest because it doesn’t become another datapoint to target you for ads.

It’s just us here. Be yourself. Be respectful. Be honest. Have fun!

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Welcome to phx.social! I’ve launched my own corner of the social web from Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Information Commissioner's Office (UK) declared real-time ad buying, based on "highly detailed profiles," doesn't comply w/GDPR.

@thekatbarnett explains, saying, "Consumers have a right to know where their data is going & how it is being handled." jaxenter.com/rtb-privacy-risk-

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Phone numbers for as many as 419 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them businessinsider.com/phone-numb

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After 4 nights in a seaside/alpine getaway, I’m always surprised by how much I love high bandwidth data connectivity.

101°F is a shocker after Seattle temps. Welcome back to the oven.

Made it out to the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit. It blows my mind that some of these really massive glass pieces can hold themselves upright. And how in the heck to do they move these things around?!?

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Escaping the Phoenix heat 🔥 for some Seattle cool 😎.

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Another privacy win from Apple as they take a firm no-exceptions policy to all tracking practices in Safari.

Their newly-announced policy states that "tracking users 'without' consent... will [get you] kicked off the platform, treated like malware." forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/20

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Some sellers actually go on record to talk about Amazon’s predatory practices. If you’ve been following stories on amazon, it’s nothing new except backed by real sellers’ testimonies.

castro.fm/episode/nQmek9

"Threads, which is designed as a companion app to Instagram, invites users to automatically share their location, speed, and battery life with friends, along with more typical text, photo, and video messages using Instagram’s creative tools."

So this new facebook project sounds like an overt spy tool to me. Hopefully other users will get creeped out by the fingerprinting features.

theverge.com/2019/8/26/2083390

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Ok, serious question here. What are some of the best indie games you know? I'm looking for atmosphere, and a good story. Boosts ok :)

OH from Ron Wolfley announcing the Cardinals:

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!"

Every time I hear "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphey's, I'm transported right back into "The Departed".

I really wish I didn't have to kill my VPN just to stream tv.

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