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Sounds solid. What features does this offer over, say, keepass’ password generator? Is it more secure?


I hear that biometrics aren’t that secure, but the SMS method is known as the least secure. It’s not encrypted, so OTP passwords are sent to you in plaintext and a hacker can get it. Not to mention, anyone peeking (like the government) can get a good idea of when youre logging in…


This is interesting - one solid benefit over Memex is that it isn’t an extension, so this workflow can be adjusted for any browser. I could use it while browsing on Tor and I don’t need to worry about being fingerprinted.


I think they don’t accept that people have different threat models, if any. Perhaps they don’t consider this a significant threat.


“As much as I can” in digital ways, like de-Googling my phone, using privacy-respecting apps, and using Tor. As I said, I don’t apply that approach to my whole life.


This last bit,

Privacy does not mean stopping the flow of data; it means channeling it wisely and justly to serve societal ends and values and the individuals who are its subjects, particularly the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

Sounds like a message for companies / developers to use privacy to help society, especially those who need a high level of privacy. Activists, politicians, investigative journalists, etc. Perhaps “justice” suggests that services can be mostly privacy-respecting, but leak some data if law enforcement requests it for a case. My interpretation again leaves me confused about the intended audience of this article.

Though, this part

Privacy does not mean stopping the flow of data; it means channeling it wisely

resonates with me a little. There are some areas where i need to let my data flow and sacrifice privacy, like SMS. In others, I prefer to stop the flow as much as I can.


When I just read the title and description, I got the impression that this article considered using privacy-respecting practices / apps impractical - maybe thats why OP said to read first.

This article actually encourages digital privacy measures and instead critiques more drastic actions, like not living in cities to minimize exposure to cameras.

I think that most people dont have this fantasy or care for it, although they tend not to care much about digital privacy either. I’m not quite sure who the intended audience is for this article, if most people don’t need persuasion on half of its argument. Then again, I skimmed it so I may have missed some key points.


I’ve stopped trying to make a non-unique fingerprint, get the extensions I want, and instead use Tor to look up stuff or login to places not connected to my identity AFAIK. So normal browsing is for specific topics like troubleshooting my devices.

Surveillance scores are already a thing in the US, but protected by the FTC and more hidden than China’s social credit score. Not to mention, the data broker market is poorly regulated and very opaque. I like to minimize how much incriminating or intimate data I reveal, partly because they may very well be considered with my job applications or affect my experience as a customer.


Hey, this looks interesting. Is it the OS that PinePhone uses? How are its features/aims different from Ubuntu Touch?


I did, actually. Did English just work out of the box or did you change some settings? Also, my phone is de-Googled so I might be missing something…

There’s some instructions for adding your own English support, but it seems complicated.

Also, the readme makes it clear that this app is mainly for Estonian, not English, so I’m very curious how it seems to work for you without much trouble.



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That’s a good reminder that this idea of more emotional capitalism isn’t fact, as much as I’m convinced that it is.

I haven’t considered that social media influencers are in a pyramid scheme, but it makes sense. I’m not familiar with the gig economy. It sounds like influencers are key (at least in Depop) and try to network to earn more money.

friends instead of influencers

If people are drawn to this business for the sense of community, I see how experiences and emotions could be important to its product. The product would be both emotional and material.

Is that why you say “combination of life and work”?

I think your idea for moving away from emotional consumerism comes down to interacting with people directly rather than through a business. It seems simple and effective for developing close relationships.

As I was writing this, I forgot that consumerism is essentially wanting more and more materials - so when does consuming lifestyles, stories, or experiences turn into emotional consumerism? I think it’s when someone’s consumption goes beyond what they can afford, probably, and makes them envious/unhappy in other ways.


Darn I wish I could edit. I think that’s a concrete example of how this… spiritual consumerism still leads to unhappiness. So people stay just as unhappy as before, while nature might benefit?


I think that’s a good point to consider. I don’t think there’s enough focus on “green” programming and systems. I barely know anything about that topic though.

This is somewhat unrelated, but a key point I failed to mention is that Uber drivers tend to be very unhappy with their work, and I recall reading that Uber (or airbnb?) is among the most hated companies.


Before seeing the announcement for this sub, I’ve never put much thought into consumerism. I found this article by searching “anti-consumerism”, so I doubt this is a new one to more informed people. …


*oopsie, listing examples of front-ends after suggesting a VPN is confusing. I recommend ProtonVPN - open-source and audited (a few years ago).


But be careful! If you login via a front-end, the site/app is still getting your data. Even if you’re not logged in, they can probably see your IP (the front-end is still requesting data) and associate that with your account. So use a VPN alongside a front-end, such as Infinity or Frost. I also recall reading privacy policies that handle data not officially connected to an account (logged in?) with more opacity and exploitation…

I don’t understand the workings of this all, and this is simply my impression without thorough research. I’m fairly sure my points are true, but please feel free to correct me.


Can a modded vita only be used for games or has it become more general purpose? All i know about it is that its a console. I suppose i should just take a look at the sub…


I think i did most of this when installing Arch on my pi, and i made the setup fairly painless by getting endeavour os. I think that using arch for projects isnt for linux noobs, though. Finding and installing rpi modules involved too much time and troubleshooting compared to everything working out of the box with RPi OS.