“Facebook was taking tracking information that wasn’t theirs to take without permission or knowledge. Small businesses that benefited by buying these ads — in some cases with business models that hinge on the precision targeting afforded by FB’s user tracking — are downwind from the crime, but that doesn’t make their success from these ads legitimate.”

Is this the moment when people start to realise building a resilient business takes more than tracking ads?
daringfireball.net/2022/08/ft_

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Is anyone here who has moved to the #UK with a "Skilled Worker visa" (previously known as "Tier 2 (General) work visa") and then settled in the UK permanently?

I'd love to have a chat with you!

Boosts are welcome. #immigration #visa

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Letters to the judge in the Celsius bankruptcy case are being published on the case website and they make for some interesting/upsetting reading. cases.stretto.com/Celsius/cour

Some excerpts: 🧵

@Luca For Below Radar? It’s on my to-do list 😬

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I'm sick and tired of seeing insane anti-v*x propaganda put up with stickers on poles, signs, and subways. So, I'm putting together stickers that can be printed out on label printers and used to cover that nonsense up context.center/stickers/

Great tip from Daring Fireball – all iPhone users should know how to quickly hard-lock their phones.

(TL;DR: hold power + either volume button for 2 seconds, or tap power button quickly 5 times on iPhones 8+)
daringfireball.net/2022/06/req

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New from Below Radar: Privacy’s time is now 💡

Why? Here are 6 factors that point towards a future that’s *more* privacy-focused, not less 👇

📣 Awareness of privacy + harms of tracking
🍏 Privacy pushes in tech
📊 Inaccurate data
🌳 Ethical conflicts
🧑‍⚖️ Privacy laws
💻 Expanding range of privacy-conscious software

The effects of these factors might take some time to come through, but they are coming.

For businesses who want to get ahead of the curve, privacy’s time is now. 🙌
belowradar.co.uk/privacy-now

New from Below Radar: Privacy’s time is now 💡

Why? Here are 6 factors that point towards a future that’s *more* privacy-focused, not less 👇

📣 Awareness of privacy + harms of tracking
🍏 Privacy pushes in tech
📊 Inaccurate data
🌳 Ethical conflicts
🧑‍⚖️ Privacy laws
💻 Expanding range of privacy-conscious software

The effects of these factors might take some time to come through, but they are coming.

For businesses who want to get ahead of the curve, privacy’s time is now. 🙌
belowradar.co.uk/privacy-now

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It’s rare you find a product that doesn’t require registration or an email address these days but No-Signup Tools provides a great list of those that don’t

nosignup.tools/

@neil Excellent.

Last year, I started doing Unoffice Hours (based on Matt Webb’s spin on Office Hours) – totally out of my comfort zone, but it’s been wonderful. A great way to create some spontaneity and meet people you interact with on the web.

Would highly recommend if you enjoy the virtual coffees you arrange:
davesmyth.com/unoffice-hours
interconnected.org/home/2020/0

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Facebook receives sensitive medical information from hospital websites. Shocking but not surprising. 🤷‍♂️

It’s time we normalised *not* installing the Facebook Pixel on sites and apps.

Organisations aren’t solely responsible: designers, developers, marketers and agencies who *recommend* the Facebook Pixel need to think beyond cheap metrics, too.

More great work from The Markup 👇
themarkup.org/pixel-hunt/2022/

@ekcragg I was sent this link after an Unoffice Hours call – never seen the site before. Going to keep an eye on it! 🙌

What is a website? Why should we have one? Why should the web diversify beyond a handful of companies?

This is a great article that touches on all of these things in a beautifully creative way 👇
thecreativeindependent.com/ess

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@ekcragg Hello! 👋

Yes, I definitely want to explore here a bit more...more than 240 characters for a start 😄

Really interesting you’re spending less time on the bird site now...that seems quite common.

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