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“A principal rule for writers, and especially those who want to describe their own sensations, is not to believe that their doing so indicates they possess a special disposition of nature in this respect. Others can perhaps do it just as well as you can. Only they do not make a business of it, because it seems to them silly to publicise such things.”

—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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Signed in Paris, in 1295 – The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France. Cool.

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Facebook is creating AR glasses & wants to AI systems that essentially sub in for human memory, "constantly analyzing peoples’ lives using first-person video; recording what they see, do, & hear..." reports @jjvincent.

That's a 'Duck No' from us.

theverge.com/2021/10/14/227258

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Are there any copyright lawyers on here who'd be up for giving us some pro bono advice on a fair use issue?

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, public services and governments are not qualified to understand the ramifications of not safeguarding citizen ID data. The UK government needs to stop it's various ID proposals and destroying anonymity. Plus encryption isn't optional.
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RT @PrivacyMatters
Hacker steals government ID database for Argentina’s entire population therecord.media/?p=8167 HT @emrys_s
twitter.com/PrivacyMatters/sta

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RT from Shubham Agarwal (@phonesoldier)

.@duckduckgo's Email Protection is the best new service I've signed up for in ages. It gets rid of trackers from your incoming emails for free and after using it for weeks, I've found 99% of my incoming emails have multiple trackers. Even the ones I thought would be harmless.

Original tweet : twitter.com/phonesoldier/statu

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A new study from @GreensEFA shows what A Future Without Manipulation online looks like.

Learn how companies are tracking you online and how the new EU Digital Services Act could limit them from doing so: afuturewithoutmanipulation.eu

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Heads up, it's nearly "corporate effort to shame employees into giving to a specific charity that benefits the employer" season in the US.

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Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

They were blocked.

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

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#OtD 15 Oct 1926, French philosopher Michel Foucault was born. Here are a selection of articles by or about him: libcom.org/tags/michel-foucaul

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RT from Josh Lewis! (@joshlewis)

Ever make a joke about “oh, I searched for [some term], so I must be on a list now”? Yeah, that’s no joke. That’s real.

I love DuckDuckGo.

twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Original tweet : twitter.com/joshlewis/status/1

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