Links of the week

Several Manchester United players celebrate on the pitch after victory over PSG in the Champions League

This week’s links include a new search engine, a new Twitter, a new Manchester United comeback and the same old online privacy issues.

Guess what? Facebook still tracks you on Android apps (even if you don’t have a Facebook account) (Privacy International) — Apps like Spotify, Duolingo, Skyscanner, and Yelp all send data to Facebook from the moment they are launched. Several apps fix this, others don’t.

Mojeek (mojeek.com) — A search engine based in the United Kingdom. They claim to not track you, have their own index of around 2.3 billion pages and aren’t based off Google, Yandex, or Bing. Terrible branding though.

Manchester United floor PSG as Marcus Rashford’s late penalty caps comeback (The Guardian) — Last night, Manchester United knocked PSG out of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory and a last-minute penalty. It was an emotional roller coaster. Unbelievable, Jeff.

Mastodon (joinmastodon.org) –– It’s just like Twitter, except not owned by a big company trying to make money off you. Join an existing server, or install your own – they all talk to each other to create one big network.

How to limit which companies track your internet activity (Popular Science) — A guide to how you can optimize the settings in your web browser to be a little bit more private than when you first install it.

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