The Internet is not safe enough for women, and Sue Krautbauer has some ideas about why: Lock and Code S02E22

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:15:00 +0000

On Lock and Code this week, we ask why the Internet provides such unsafe experiences for women, with guest Sue Krautbauer of Digitunity.

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The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:27:00 -0700

Boutique browsers try to scratch out a living by finding a niche underserved by the usual suspects. Brave is one of those browsers.

Brave has gotten more attention than most alternate browsers, partly because a co-founder was one of those who kick-started Mozilla’s Firefox, partly because of its very unusual — some say parasitical — business model.

That model, which relies on stripping every site of every ad, then substituting different ads, came under attack almost immediately from publishers that depended on online advertising for their livelihood. “Your plan to use our content to sell your advertising is indistinguishable from a plan to steal our content to publish on your own website ((emphasis in original,” lawyers for 17 newspaper publishers wrote in a cease-and-desist letter to Brave Software in April 2016.

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Thoughts on Apple versus Facebook

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2020 05:21:00 -0800

War against Apple by Facebook has officially begun, with the social media giant spending some of its user data-targeted ad revenue on a series of press ads against the computer company, presumably because using its own platform to spread such claims may fall foul of anti-trust law.

You are the product

Facebook is making the usual hyperbolic arguments around “standing up for small business” and “making sure the internet stays free,” though it isn’t entirely clear when Facebook became “the internet,” or why we as users aren’t paid for the provision of the personal data on which the social mediam company builds its business.

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