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Differential Privacy


Comparing Truncation to Differential Privacy


Traditional methods of data de-identification obscure data values. For
example, you might truncate a date to just the year.

Differential privacy obscures query values by injecting enough noise
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Stack Overflow lets Facebook track us across their sites - Meta Stack Overflow

By now, everyone who follows technology should be aware of the scandals around Facebook's ethics and data privacy. Many users distrust them and are uncomfortable with their data collection practices. Unfortunately, Stack Overflow directly links to profile pictures from Facebook. This (unintentionally) allows user activity throughout Stac
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If you're on Android, this is one more reason to make sure you're on Android 9: no-hassle DNS-based ad blocking!

As someone originally from a country where DNS is used to restrict user freedom, it is refreshing to see it put to use to protect user privacy instead

https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/29/adguard-officially-releases-its-own-dns-service-and-it-works-with-android-pie/

#adguard #dns #privacy

Haven't really checked about Google specifically. But in-app ads do seem to get blocked (apps handle it differently; some would continue as if the ads have been rendered, some would refuse to let you access the perks that are paid for by ads). Ironically the ads that Android Police themselves run are also blocked.

The setting is easy to toggle without re-entering the DNS URL, so I'm going to just toggle them off when accessing ads-supported apps and then toggle them back on.