Camera = surveillance = Evil
3D printed = super cool
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I'm confused
Assuming you want to use Facebook Messenger, why wouldn't you want to just use the app? I can certainly understand not wanting to use Facebook Messenger (or not wanting to use Facebook at all), but why a strong preference for using messenger through a mobile browser?
When you install the app onto your phone, you grant it certain rights, like access to your address book. Just accessing the FB mobile site through a browser stops FB from getting access to stuff you might not want them to have access to.
I remember a case a few years ago when the FB allocated FB-specific email addresses to its users. The app would actually scan through the contacts list on your phone and if it recognised the email address of one of your contacts as being another FB user it would *automatically and silently* change the email details on your phone's contacts database to use the new FB-assigned address.
Pretty much the first thing I do when I get a new Windows PC is disable Windows updates.
If I learn about a specific update that figure I need, I'll install that manually (pretty rare TBH). PC sits behind plenty of firewallage alongside other trusted machines.
So far this has worked fine for me, while I have seen friends get their machines crippled by BSODs or endless reboot cycles because of some faulty Windows update that has installed automatically.
1 computer = 1 computer
many computers connected = 1 intranet (or 1 LAN)
many intranets connected = 1 internet (or 1 WAN)
many internets connected = 1 Internet
The sad thing is, this sort of thing has become the norm. A while ago, I stumbled on a feature in the Google Maps app on my Android phone, whereby it had a record/track-log of everywhere I've been.
My first thought was "hmm..that's interesting", rather than "err..that's creepy" - like I'm almost expecting apps to be snaffling my data
Well, it's not like youtube isn't monetized in other ways. Ask the people getting money FROM youtube for the views on their videos.
What are these "other ways"?. The only mechanism I have for getting revenue from YouTube in return for them hosting my videos and serving them up to people is a cut of the advertising revenue?
Truth is free, but information costs.