Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

They were blocked.

signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

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White text on a blue background. Key words in constructions referring to the identity or description of "you" are in darker blue boxes. There's a Signal logo in the bottom right corner.

Text: "You got this ad because you're a newlywed pilates instructor and you're cartoon crazy. This ad used your location to see you're in La Jolla. You're into parenting blogs and thinking about LGBTQ adoption."

@madcap

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@marie_joseph thanks, I always forget to describe the images I post. My bad. I need to pay better attention when posting images.

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@madcap All good, just glad I could help :)

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@marie_joseph @madcap I think there was a bot you could tag, and it would make a transcription? I saw it several times, but can't remember its name. :(

@SeventhMagpie @madcap @ OCRBot @ fedi dot lynnesbian dot space is:
1) designed specifically for tweets/toots
2) unsupported since the author has left the Fedi, but was announced unsupported even before that
3) supplanted by Mastodon's built-in OCR (in the image caption menu) anyway

It's still a useful tool, but you should prefer the built-in one. If you want to make a point of captioning pictures, hand-written captions are usually better than OCR and friendlier to screen readers than replies.

@SeventhMagpie @madcap It's still good to mention it since the built-in OCR isn't available in most apps and something is better than nothing :)

@marie_joseph OCR doesn't seem to be working on this instance (hackers.town). Or maybe it's the fault of my client app (web/firefox with a bunch of add-ons).

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@madcap @marie_joseph not always a bad thing! on mobile clients when you open image description still shows up over image, and sometimes covers it so tightly that you can't even see what the actual image looks like. But hey, we have at least nice description.

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@efftoyz @madcap you can always just download the web application and use it. On Android, I did this through Firefox, and on Mobian, I do it through GNOME Web.

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