The hottest Online Privacy Substack posts right now

And their main takeaways
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Robin’s Substack • 848 HN points • 26 May 24
  1. Cloudflare may escalate demands to switch to Enterprise plan aggressively, leading to potential downtime and loss of customer trust.
  2. Cloudflare's communication may be misleading or unclear, causing confusion about required actions and escalating the situation.
  3. Consider alternatives to Cloudflare and be prepared to swiftly move away if necessary, keeping backups of configurations.
Synystron Synlogica • 2 HN points • 01 Oct 23
  1. Be cautious about providing personal information on online job applications because you can't be sure how it will be used.
  2. Data shared on job applications can be stored and potentially used against you, so think twice before sharing.
  3. Giving false information on a job application can lead to consequences, even potentially being fired.
Embedded • 1 HN point • 07 Aug 23
  1. Digital footprints are becoming less significant due to the overwhelming amount of information online.
  2. Younger generations are generating an excessive amount of digital content, creating a cloud of information that is hard to navigate.
  3. People are becoming more open and authentic online, sharing personal details that were previously considered private.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 04 Aug 16
  1. Silicon Valley has influenced the look of cities through popular app aesthetics like Airbnb and Foursquare.
  2. Facebook's sign-on messages may seem friendly but are actually strategic attempts to access personal data.
  3. Fact-checking websites like Snopes play a crucial role in debunking misinformation on the internet.
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Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 05 May 16
  1. The best window into American political strife is your Facebook feed, showcasing clashes between different groups and the influence of online mobs.
  2. In the digital age, forgiveness becomes harder with our past actions staying present, raising questions about the 'right to be forgotten.'
  3. Discussion on the evolution and impact of memes, highlighting how they can spread, change, and sometimes even die out.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 25 Apr 16
  1. The Internet reaches even the most remote areas, changing people's perceptions of isolation.
  2. Facebook has evolved from a social network to a centralized hub for various online activities, keeping users engaged within its platform.
  3. Balancing online activities like social media with real-world actions is crucial, as seen in the story of a man who tried to help but ended up in prison.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 04 Apr 16
  1. The relationship between humans and machines is evolving, as technology gains voices and personalities, raising concerns about transparency and choice.
  2. Internet memes can provide personal insight and catharsis, helping individuals navigate complex aspects of identity.
  3. Tracking the online activity of wealthy individuals' children can reveal hidden assets, a tactic some lawyers use for discovery.
Links I Would Gchat You If We Were Friends • 0 implied HN points • 08 Sep 16
  1. Believing in conspiracy theories online is easy, but it can become dangerous when it affects real lives.
  2. Legacy.com, for the deceased, is like having a Facebook profile with similar issues and innovations.
  3. The impact of sexting scandals on teenagers can be devastating, leading to isolation and serious consequences.