Was having a conversation with a mod who was upset that I downvoted their opinion. Apparently if you disagree, you are banned. Looking at you [@CHEFKOCH@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/CHEFKOCH). I wouldn't consider anything I did trolling or a violation of the rules of c/scandalzilla.
Here is the post if anyone wants to validate: https://lemmy.ml/post/163594
Nice to see a bill be introduced that bans targeting ads beyond the city level.
> The Banning Surveillance Advertising Act is backed by a coalition of Democrats in the House and Senate. The privacy bill would specifically ban “protected class information, such as race, gender, and religion.” But it would also forbid the use of information gleaned from third-party data brokers in targeted advertising, a move that could wipe out that industry entirely. In addition to the Democrat support, the bill is backed by several privacy services (notably Protonmail and Duck Duck Go) and rights organizations such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Common Sense Media.
Does anyone know if it's possible to download/scrape the username, number of posts, and number of comments for every account on this instance?
I want to make a post that looks at user contribution, and shows different variations of X users are responsible for Y percent of engagement/content on this instance. Anyone have thoughts?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/151310
> I struggle to find balance between wanting privacy in my day-to-day, and wanting to use the newest and greatest services and products.
> This post is meant to drum up some discussion that I feel is often lost on privacy focused communities. It's about the nexus between privacy and modern technology. I hope I don't sound like an idiot, I still consider myself a novice at technological privacy.
> I'm a fairly privacy concerned individual, not for any particular reason other than that I feel it's my right, my data, and I should have the say over who gets to see/use it. Especially when I'm paying for a service. I find that at times, I am more privacy oriented than others. I have a Google Pixel 4 that I've used Lineage OS on for a while. I've bought an old thinkpad and have a a linux distro running on that as well. I also have, an iPhone, a Macbook, and a desktop PC used primarily for work/gaming that is running Windows 10. *EDIT: I also want to recognize my privilege to be able to choose between all these devices. Not everyone can switch around so freely.*
> Every few weeks I tend to flip coins on the matter. Some weeks I really just want the ease of everything working, quick google searches, iMessage, polished operating systems, etc. Other weeks I want to be a total privacy nut and clamp down on all of my traffic, pop my SIM into my Lineage Pixel, and do my work on my laptop for a while.
> I want to know if anyone else goes through these types of moodswings like I do? I also want to hear your stories on how you went all the way and never looked back, or tried to and ended up somewhere in the middle. All of this back and forth for me has made me a much more privacy minded person, and the non-privacy focused products I used are about as clamped down as possible - but that's not saying much.