Mastodon Security and Privacy

The Rise of Mastodon, Twitter in Trouble, Largest Privacy Settlement in US History

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Former Twitter users are migrating en masse to Mastodon so what is Mastodon and what do you need to know about Mastodon from a security and privacy perspective? Twitter was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts after the $8 “verification” label fiasco, and details about the largest multi-state privacy settlement in the US where Google has agreed to pay $391 million to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations. Plus you don’t want to miss Tom’s Canadian dad jokes!

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Mastodon: What you need to know for your security and privacy

Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts

Google will pay $392m to 40 states in largest ever US privacy settlement

Apple faces new lawsuit over its data collection practices in first-party apps, like the App Store

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