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Hi, I’m Joshua. I’m an #ActuallyAutistic adult (yes, we exist!). I’m a shy, socially anxious introvert that enjoys video games. When I’m not playing video games or sleeping I enjoy spending way too much time on social media (mostly Twitter) advocating for the many things I am passionate about, including human rights, free speech, privacy, child sexual abuse prevention, the climate crisis, criminal legal system reform, and probably others that I can’t think of right now.
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We’re pleased that Apple has come out with an Android app called Tracker Detect that addresses some serious threats to the privacy and safety of stalker victims. But it is not enough. Apple and Google can do more to protect users against physical trackers. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/apples-android-app-scan-airtags-necessary-step-forward-more-anti-stalking
I don’t know who needs to hear this but…
- A premium feature
- A setting you must configure
- About having something to hide
- A basic human right.
“I’m pretty excited to announce that I’m a new Social Media volunteer for @ProstasiaInc. I’ve always felt kinda bad that I can’t afford to support them financially. So being given this opportunity to help & support them in a different way is pretty cool! #prevention #CSAPrevention”
We generate a troubling amount of personal data by interacting with the digital world in simple, necessary ways.
There are a lot of great ways to mitigate this — start by not buying your baby a smart watch 🙃
Apple is slowly boiling frogs on client-side scanning.
They got a backlash when they announced everything they were planning all at once so now they’re drip feeding it, hoping you won’t notice.
Apple is trying to redefine what it means to violate your privacy. We must not let it.
If you had told me “Apple is just the same as Google on privacy” six years ago, you would have been wrong because they were incomparably better (https://ar.al/notes/apple-vs-google-on-privacy-a-tale-of-absolute-competitive-advantage/).
If you were to tell me the same thing today, you would still be wrong. Because when they implement client-side scanning, they will actually be worse (https://ar.al/2021/08/08/apple-is-trying-to-redefine-what-it-means-to-violate-your-privacy-we-must-not-let-it/).
Never forget: No trillion-dollar corporation is your friend.
We are doing an opt-in beta release of P2P calls.
This kind of call will be available on Session within weeks.
Learn more about our 2-stage roll-out of voice and video calls, and how you can help with testing:
@email@example.com Would be great for some normies if you guys explain gow other apps don't. Just saying. This real easy tho
To take your privacy to the next level, Session onion-routes all of your data.
But what does that mean exactly? And why is Session the only private messaging app that can onion-route high quality voice and video calls?
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🎉 Element One is here; One chat app to bring your WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram chats into Element.
Don’t burn any more bridges with your friends 🌉 because they're not on Element or Matrix! 😎🪄
A thread on your encryption habits🧵
Global Encryption Day is coming up this week and the theme is #MakeTheSwitch (as in, to end-to-end encryption).
With that in mind I want to talk about your personal ‘encryption threshold’
Apple’s photo scanning program breaks encryption, endangering the privacy and security of users. Don’t take our word for it—watch a livestream panel discussion with representatives from human, digital, and children’s rights groups: https://www.eff.org/event/perspectives-encryption-and-child-safety
♡ #ActuallyAutistic Adult Activist
♡ (Future) Sex Worker
♡ Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advocate
♡ Prostasia Foundation Social Media Manager
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