Of course it is NOT! Nothing that Google does is private - they have access flip.it

Google Calls It Private Browsing. Oh, No It Isn’t

Weekend project – using a USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet dongle on the Raspberry Pi 4b, and setup a firewall, and later, an IDS/IPS. Let’s see how this goes. Not expecting Gigabit IDS/IPS throughput.

Got a new 2TB portable hard drive. Formatting it as ExFAT, but not after a two-pass secure erase. Yeah, it is new, but I’d rather zero-out the disks before using it. ExFAT because I will attach it to the router. :)

My 38mm Series 2 Apple Watch is going bonkers. Unpaired and re-pairing now. Hope that this fixes the weird “out of battery” error (when it still has 70% charge).

Keep your kids away from these apps: Rivet, Shoelace, Pigeon and Kormo. They’re surveillance tools. www.businessinsider.com/google-ar…

I remember purchasing Resilio Sync Family last year. I re-installed it on my Raspberry Pi 4b, connected to two external drives. Now I can backup a lot of files from my devices back to my home file server. Setup rsync to mirror the synced directory as back-up, too.

Wow! Delete immediately Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

And no, I don’t trust (never will) Facebook and Google to handle any personal data. Just goes to show that most don’t trust them with their money as well. www.teamblind.com/blog/inde…

Wow! Larry Page stepping down from Alphabet!

Just played around with using Screens on iOS/iPadOS and connecting to a remote Linux server via SSH tunnels. Now I have my own full desktop on the cloud on my iPad Pro. www.digitalocean.com/community…

This is really great! Bully QCOM needs to change. FTC should fine them until it hurts… and companies QCOM bullied should be refunded. flip.itFour IT industry bodies support FTC against Qualcomm’s appeal: once again, The Industry v. Qualcomm

This is so good that I need to re-share it. threadreaderapp.com/thread/11…

One of the reasons why I don’t use android flip.it

Android Becomes Basically Unusable If You Turn Off All of Google’s Tracking

Delete Facebook flip.it

New Android Threat: Facebook, WeChat Apps Have Failed To Patch Known Security Risks

Let’s @DuckDuckGo it! flip.it

I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here’s why you should too

Worth every minute. Watch. invidio.us/watch

Different filter bubbles that you can choose… not a bad idea flip.it

Technologist Stephen Wolfram puts a pin in social media information bubbles

Android users, beware – arstechnica.com/informati… – maybe it is time to reconsider your platform preference.

Now I am scared - the Philippine government might be dealing with both Google and Facebook to ‘sell’ Filipinos’ data. arstechnica.com/science/2…

Amazon, Apple and Microsoft earn revenue directly because you give your hard-earned money. Facebook and Google earn because you directly AND indirectly give them your data. Notice the big difference? medium.com/pcmag-acc…

Veterans’ Day challenge 2019 crushed! #AppleWatch

screenshot of apple watch badge

Currently playing… music.apple.com/us/playli…

How about the new face unlock? Did that go through dogfooding as well? flip.it

Google Spent 21 Years Learning How to Release New Products. Here’s the 1 Thing It Always Does First | Inc.com

Whilst I don’t support surveillance capitalism, but Snap, Amazon and Pinterest support might be necessary to challenge FAKEBook and Google flip.it

The Google-Facebook ad duopoly is facing a bigger challenge from the trio of Snap, Pinterest and Amazon

What do you expect from the hell hole that is facebook? flip.it

Ethiopia violence: Facebook to blame, says runner Gebrselassie