“You can turn yourself from a consumer into being a participating co-creator in the tech future you want” — Cohn C. (2019) How to Make Sure the Tech You Use and Build Reflects Your Values


« Today, the opposite is true: We work, learn, and play on the internet. We build communities, shape societies, and fuel economies online. Artificial intelligence (AI) does everything from recommending the news we read to evaluating us as candidates for jobs, mortgages, and first dates » — Surman M. (2019), 2019


are soon closing applications for their new X programme ().

If you’re ready to submit a project along with it for the upcoming 2019 edition, then Go Go Go!


"It is not that I have something to hide... I've got nothing I want You to see" — Anon by Andrew Niccol


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I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.

What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.

« “But it’s a mess!” you could say. I’d say “it’s straightforward mess.” I wouldn’t underestimate the merit in that » — Jason Fried on the design of


“Aside from their anachronistic aesthetics offering a break from too-polished pages, open up a conversation about what we see on the and why” — Diana Budds


Who do you want to win the Semi-Finals?


There has been some good suspens so far at the 2019 World Cup!
Semi-finals next Tuesday at 1030 BST!

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To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same. Add #introductions to the post.


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Coming up Monday: the season 5 premiere of our IRL podcast with @manoush.

Surprise! We’re focusing on privacy. Subscribe now to get the first episode when it drops:

t.co/oNj9uo3oZx tweeted by @Firefox

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Data portability is important, but it is no substitute for the ability to have ongoing access to a service that you're in the process of migrating away from. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/adve

@writefreely you might actually be able to answer about the defaults? Cheers.

Hi users. For those of you who would be happy to share their feedback on the software: can I set a specific #808080 colour for links or quotes, and is it possible to have a drop down menu in free instances? Thanks for the tips!

In [De-Googling My Life 06](kevq.uk/de-googling-my-life-06), part of his good series on the topic, @kev mentions:

> In terms of privacy, the difference between Google and Apple is negligible, so there’s no real point in changing over to iOS for the purposes of privacy

I would argue that the two groups have very different business models, and that they do not have the same interests when it comes to using their users’ data.

Are there elements suggesting otherwise?

@Mastodon is there a way to create a setting to hide the mascot/logo in the lower left corner when wanted? Keep on the good work!

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"a copyright bot, or a human acting just as mechanically, was at the center of this mess. A human doing actual analysis would have looked at a video of a man playing a piece of music older than American copyright law and determined that it was not something they owned" — eff.org/takedowns/sony-finally

Then, is everywhere.

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