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


« freedom of speech merely means that you have the freedom to exercise your speech, somewhere. It does not mean that everyone has to listen to you » — @cwebber

« so the receiving server can decide whom to send the message to. Unfortunately this decision breaks the actor model and also our suggested solution to authorization; see MultiBox for a suggestion on how we can solve this » — @cwebber

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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.

I really enjoyed the transposition of half-toning techniques to the digital world too. A good read.

@skynebula You will sure have put a name on this by now: .

The future will be low-tech according to an increasing number of studies (would need to link to the best articles here).

And you may have come across brutalistwebsites.com/ already.

So if you want to read more on the corresponding ethos, my best recommendation would be the "Brutalist Web Design Guidelines" written by @davetron5000: brutalist-web.design/ !

« “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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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

“adversarial interoperability could allow new market entrants to arrogate those network effects to themselves, by allowing their users to remain in contact with Facebook friends even after they've left Facebook” — @eff

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

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