"Amazon inadvertently sent 1,700 audio files containing recordings of Alexa interactions by a customer to a random person [...] “Using these files, it was fairly easy to identify the person involved and his female companion; weather queries, first names, and even someone’s last name enabled us to quickly zero in on his circle of friends,” according to the report. “Public data from Facebook and Twitter rounded out the picture.”"
Step away from the walled gardens of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, whose raison d'être is to sell your data to the highest bidder, harvest your attention with addictive dark patterns, and bury the content you wanted to find in an "algorithmic" feed packed with ads.
Return to the pure intentions of social networks with the nologo.social Mastodon instance, which will always remain decentralized on top of open protocols, community-owned, and ad-free.
Like with email, you can follow and communicate with users across other Mastodon instances, so the network is not under the control of any single centralised entity.
Not sure which Mastodon instance to sign up to? Don't worry - solid progress is being made on an account migration feature for Mastodon, allowing you to move your account and followers to a different instance.
Our name is a homage to Naomi Klein's 1999 book No Logo, which explores the dangers of corporatism.