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floofloof,

At this point I suspect sticking with Windows Defender (if you have to use Windows) may be the most sensible way to reduce your attack surface. At least it’s just one company you know is already spying on you. Who knows which other antivirus companies these days are spying for profit.

floofloof,

It’s not easy to gain entry to another “better” country for most people. You tend to need money, connections, or specialist skills. When people say “well, then I’ll just move to another country” they may be unaware of this.

floofloof,

We’re not keeping that advantage for long. Conservative provincial governments all over Canada are working to turn our healthcare into the privatized US system, and they’re about to have allies in the federal government.

floofloof,

They should sue Alan Turing and John von Neumann.

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floofloof,

“You should all be excited,” Google’s VP of Engineering Behshad Behzadi tells us, during a panel discussion with a McDonald’s executive.

That sentence alone is one of the more depressing ones I’ve read this week.

floofloof,

I find the same thing with music streaming on Spotify. I used to discover lots of new music I liked on it but these days I can’t get it to generate an interesting playlist. It’s songs I already know interspersed with things that are boring. Seems like the recommendations got worse.

floofloof,

I think they have always done that, but maybe they’re just doing more of that now. It seems harder now to find interesting artists I don’t know.

floofloof,

Discovery was always the thing that made streaming services better than buying recordings individually. If these services stop being good for finding new music, then there’s not much reason to keep using them.

floofloof,

I started on Lynx and remember NCSA Mosaic being the big new thing. My colon has seen better days.

floofloof,

On Android there’s also Firefox Focus, a cutdown version that’s like “private” browsing all the time and clears your browsing history.

floofloof,

IMDb gives recommendations based on your ratings for things you’ve seen.

floofloof, (edited )

The price is high: here in Canada it’s $30 per user per month on top of $9.99 per month for Microsoft 365 Family. For a family of 4 that’s $147 per month with tax included, or $1740 per year if you pay the annual rate for MS 365. I can’t imagine too many people will jump on that.

floofloof,

You’re not the only one.

floofloof,

They have a specific result though, which is that fingerprints from different fingers of the same person tend to be recognizable as coming from the same person, just from their characteristics. Was that also known for a long time?

floofloof,

That wasn’t really their finding though. They found that the AI could recognize when different fingerprints came from different fingers of the same person.

floofloof,

Firefox Focus on Android - just keep deleting history.

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