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* Facebook has AI.
* Google has AI.
* Microsoft has AI.
* Reddit has AI.
* Tumblr has AI.
* WordPress services on their DOT Com has AI.

In 2024, you must assume, any service you cannot download and install yourself, will have AI and will use whatever you write to train an AI.

#Facebook #Reddit #Google #Microsoft #Tumblr #WordPress #AI

Yep, cool feature! Try it out when you get it! #accessibility #andorid #ios #google

4) Last October, Google launched Lens in Maps (formerly Search with Live View). This feature uses AI and augmented reality to help you find information about nearby stores. Now, this feature has been upgraded with screen reader support, so you can point your phone’s camera at your surroundings and have TalkBack read the place’s information out loud.


Today’s find: An amazing listing of existing search engines: those using #Google & Bing’s indexes & many more.

“The 3 dominant English search engines with their own indexes are Google, Bing, & Yandex (GBY). Many alternatives to GBY exist, but almost none of them have their own results; instead, they just source their results from GBY.

“With that in mind, I decided to test & catalog all the different indexing search engines I could find.”


Eine traurige Wahrheit: Bei der Analyse/Überprüfung des Datenverkehrs einer App, lautet die Frage nicht, ob man Datenschutzverstöße findet, sondern wie viele und wie schwerwiegend diese sind. Davon ausgenommen sind Apps aus dem F-Droid-Store. 🧙‍♂️

#app #datenschutz #android #ios #google #apple #mobil #privacy

Now, this is really cool! 1000000 tokens per context window? Wow! #gemini #llm #ai #google

That's really ridiculous. #Google decided to remove the #xmpp client #Conversations because they think it uploads contact data.

Beside the fact that it doesn't upload any contact data, there are many mainstream messengers which exactly do this, all available on #gplay.

Additionally it seems to be extremly hard or even impossible to get in contact with someone who can explain the decision and revert it.

Such gatekeepers are extremly harmful.


Google has just removed #Conversations_im from the Play Store because they think we are uploading the user’s contact list. We don’t.

Updates regarding the Google Gemini app:
1. Google seems to be fixing the Send button not appearing for TalkBack users. It seems to be server-side as some TalkBack users do have the Send buttons and some don't.
2. While the app itself is available only on the US Play Store, its global rollout has started and, via side-loading, people can use it in many countries.
#Accessibility #Android #TalkBack #Gemini #Google #Assistant

#Conversations_im, die weit verbreitete #XMPP App, wurde aus dem #GooglePlaystore entfernt. Begründung: Conversations würde die Kontaktlisten der Nutzenden hochladen. Das ist natürlich nicht der Fall.

Und jetzt gehen wir mal alle in uns und denken über #WhatsApp und co. nach.

#Google ist einfach nur ein Scheißverein.

Quelle: @daniel 🔗

Google has just removed #Conversations_im from the Play Store because they think we are uploading the user’s contact list. We don’t.

Zoom Layoffs Target DEI Amid a Broader Pullback on Diversity Initiatives 🙁

"Zoom is following in the footsteps of Google, Meta, and other corporate giants that have used layoffs to cut back on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs."

#zoom #google #meta #diversity #DEI

There are TLS servers that don't send the required close_notify alert message in certain conditions. #Google web servers do this if they think the that recipient isn't interested about the message body and no connection keep alive is set. Examples of such connections would be requests that end up with 0 byte message body while:
• HTTP/1.0 without "Connection: keep-alive" header or
• HTTP/1.1 with "Connection: close" header

This can cause some complications since #OpenSSL 3 defaults to erroring out if the close_notify is missing.

SSL_OP_IGNORE_UNEXPECTED_EOF option was added to enable talking to these non-compliant servers. Enabling this option removes truncation attack protection - so this option should really only be used when absolutely necessary. However, unless if you control the servers being talked to, you probably need to enable this option for now.

So why does Google terminate connections without close_notify? Likely it is done to save some resources when tearing down TLS connections. If you have billions of connections going on all the time, even some small savings add up quickly.

New article on Accessible Android: Sorry Google, but Geo-Restricting TalkBack’s Beta Testing Is Not the Right Decision #Android #Google #TalkBack

Hell, yes. This is nothing but good news. :mastodance:

I've been using Unified Push + Element + Fedilab via Nextcloud and NextPush and it's been remarkably simple and reliable while keeping all that sweet, sweet metadata out of the Goog's hungry clutches. Thank you!

Can't wait for Yunohost to support sliding sync so I can shift to ElementX.

#UnifiedPush #Privacy #FOSS #Element #ElementX #Yunohost #Fedilab #Nextcloud #NextPush #Google #Android

New article on Accessible Android: The Trials and Tribulations of Setting Up Android Phones for Non-English Speakers in 2024: Google and Samsung are the Typical Culprits #Android #Google #Samsung #a11y

#Google is turning #GMail from an Email provider into a website.
No more access via standard email protocols such as #IMAP and #POP

The final stage of #enshittification . Locking the users in.

I wonder how they want to get rid of SMTP as stated in the support posting.
I guess this means outgoing SMTP to forward mail to a real email server.

I guess without relaying I won't ever receive any notifications Google services send to me again as I don't use the Gmail website.
I host my own Email server for many years, thank you.

Timeline for transition

Summer of 2024:

If you (or your users) try to connect to a less secure app for the first time, you will not be able to. This restriction includes third-party apps that still use basic authentication, such as CalDAV, CardDAV, IMAP, SMTP, and POP, to access Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts. If you’re not trying to connect for the first time, you will be able to continue using the apps until they’re turned off.
In the Google Admin console, you will not be able to access the turn on and off setting for less secure apps.
Users will not be able to turn IMAP on or off in their Gmail settings.

Who would have thought that incognito does not mean incognito after all?

#Google admits incognito mode in #Chrome isn’t so incognito after all


Oof. Wie Heise berichtet, löscht #Google aus dem Playstore installierte GEKAUFTE Apps von Smartphones – zum Beispiel wenn diese aus dem Playstore entfernt wurden. Auch andere Apps wie z.B. den Google Kalender, wenn eine neuere Version eine neuere #Android Version benötigt als das eigene Gerät installiert hat. Natürlich nur zu Eurer Sicherheit…

Da bin ich echt froh, dass meine Geräte "entgoogelt" sind.

Hello everyone. Hope all is well. Question… are there other ways of accessing Google Drive and its features on Windows besides using the website? It’s really cool, but just wondering if there’s other options out there. Same with Dropbox? I’m using NVDA as my screen reader.

#blind #google #accessibility #visuallyimpaired #accessible #screenreader #nvda

But, hey, I might be wrong and the #W3C now fully believes in its new ethical web principles. In which case, they will no doubt take action and expel members that only exist because their business model relies on violating them.

#Google is fundamentally incompatible with the W3C’s ethical web principles and should be expelled from the W3C as it relies on violating section 2.5 (The web must…respect people’s privacy).

Also, §2.2 (The web should not cause harm to society).

Ditto #Facebook, etc.

The American Dialect Society has announced that its 2023 Word of the Year is "Entshittification". 💩

The decline in quality of service and content from #google and #amazon is plain to see, but this doesn't need to be the future of the internet. 🤖

You can help make the web a better place by choosing free and open source alternatives to #BigTech! ✊

#Google has a revenue of $162bln and 1.8bln regular users. If we divide these numbers, the value of the services people use giving away their #privacy is $7.5/mo.

But you can have all these services for free (or very small monthly fees) in a privacy-respecting environment: #encrypted email from @protonmail or @Tutanota, online office suite from @cryptpad or @ViOffice, cloud storage Proton or ViOffice, #openstreetmap for maps, #duckduckgo, or @StartpageSearch for search. As simple as that! 😀

is anyone here using a search engine that is not Google? Are you relatively happy with it?
I've got a lot of problems with Google, but it really boils down to (1) A lot of results seem way more irrelevant than they were several years ago, and (2) IT WILL NOT STOP SHOWING ME FIFTEEN FUCKING YOUTUBE VIDEOS BETWEEN EVERY RELEVANT RESULT.
It's making general-purpose internetting a pretty miserable experience.
#Google #SearchEngines #DoesAnyoneElseJustThrowOutRandomHashtagsToSeeWhatHappensOrIsThereAProperGuideToThisSomewhere

#Google hat meine uralte #osmand Rezession aus dem Playstore verbannt.

>Im Detail, Ihre Rezension enthält nicht lesbare oder unverständliche Inhalte, z. B. unsinnige oder bedeutungslose Zeichenfolgen. Rezensionen sollten hilfreich und informativ sein.

Diese Maßnahme ist dauerhaft und gilt global für alle Oberflächen von Google Play.

Ich bin gerade durch den Text gegangen und finde keine unsinnige oder bedeutungslose Zeichenfolgen. Aber ich habe im Text erwähnt, dass es eine prima Alternative zu Google Maps ist, offline und ohne Tracking.

So ist es also, wenn es ein Quasi-Monopol auf die Bezugsquelle für Anwendungen gibt.

#dontBeEvil #fdroid

»Epic-Urteil – Googles Play Store ist ein illegales Appstore-Monopol:
Nach der Niederlage gegen Apple hat Epic Games nun einen Sieg errungen: Eine Jury sieht Googles wettbewerbswiedriges Verhalten als bewiesen an«

Sicherlich mMn ein guter Entscheid, obwohl #Epic wie #Google ein monopolistischen #Unternehmen ist. Klar ist deren Kerngeschäft ein klein diferent aber doch beide #Monopolist'en. Ich nutze zufrieden @fdroidorg für #OpenSource #Android Tools zu installieren.


#google confirms i will continue to avoid #Chrome for the foreseeable future.

🥊 Showdown: Epic Games vs. Google 🥊

Epic Games won. 💪

This is a huge win for any Google competitor - so almost any tech company! 🍾


Here's also some info on how the Google Search Monopoly harms competition - including some nice search alternatives:

Go private now! 😎

#TechNews #Tech #EpicGames #Epic #Google #GooglePlay #EpicVsGoogle #Fortnite

Big Brother is watching you - now also via Google's & Apple's push. 🤬

That's why we don't use Google Push. When using Tuta, Google sees nothing! 💪

✅ Zero tracking
✅ Fully encrypted
✅ Maximum privacy

The data they don't get, they can't hand out to authorities! Go secure now:

Here's more info on why we don't use Google Push and do not send any info via Apple notifications:
#security #privacy #google #apple #notifications #surveillance #tracking

I've long believed that all apps (at least on Android) should start supporting UnifiedPush[1]. Tools like ntfy could serve as a central hub for notification distribution, allowing anyone to have their own notification server to connect apps and mobile devices. This would ensure greater privacy.
This is also why I developed NotiMail: we shouldn't have to rely on the 'big players' for our notifications and data.


#UnifiedPush #AndroidApps #PrivacyMatters #NotiMail #Google #Apple #Android #iOS

🚨Warnings from Sen. Ron Wyden reveal that governments around the world are #spying on #Google and #Apple push notifications. 🕵

Tuta introduced our own custom push notification system for #Android devices which are fully encrypted and #surveillance resistant. We include minimal information in #iOS push notifications to counter this threat.🔒

Surveillance requests should be transparently disclosed by Apple and Google, not silenced by a gag-order! 🤐