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Also, I'm sat here thinking that a major solution the centralisation of data is "forcing" (for want of a better word) the big companies to implement standards that allow them to be federated. (i.e. mastodon and twitter become interoperable). I also know this conversation has already gone on for a while, I'm just trying to catch up 😅

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One day I'll open the federated timeline and there won't be any porn...

Dear 1Password users if you're looking for sth new: I have tried a few pw managers and am very happy with Bitwarden. For me it's the perfect mix of speed (Lastpass: too slow, bloated), ease of use (KeePass: for bigger nerds than me) + it's available as browser addon + phone app.

Has anybody submitted a subject access request to a company? I have questions for you!

So far, as part of my PhD, I've generated 5.5TB of data, 99% of which are pictures & videos of pigs...

A random thing I once read that always stuck in my head - perfume/aftershave/cologne should be discovered, not announced.

The thing that really irritates me is that they've used the amazing advances in learning, something that has so much potential in the world of privacy-focused AI, to create a tool that basically categorises every single user with zero transparency.

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A summary of Google's proposals on for tackling privacy by the fantastic @eff . In short, a few small goodwill gestures and several poorly implemented mechanisms to better track people online under the guise of improving .
eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/dont

The Hippocratic License: a modification to the MIT license to restrict use to only ethical purposes. firstdonoharm.dev/

This is a very important idea. Anyone know if and how this will work/be enforceable in practice?

New BoJack Horseman season = time to get sad!!!

RT @stephanierieger@twitter.com

Wow. I mean, I expected “political” wouldn’t always be 100% straightforward to assess, but it turns out the easy solution is to only allow ads for food, and beauty products, and cars, and tech or software because lord knows those things are neither political nor about issues. 🤦🏻‍♀️ twitter.com/mcclure111/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/stephanierieger/st

Some days ago the #mozfest ("#Mozilla Festival") happend.
Part of it was the #MisinfoCon (Missinformation Conference)

some thoughts:

While it's important to tackle missinformation we must bare in mind the question "who will decide what is false/missinformation/true".
Authorities usually have an interest in defining truth. With many goverments moving towards more authoritarianism even more.

I haven't done much reseach in that field, but what I know is that companies involved in mass surveillance and military service have a "good" presence there.

Some time ago I did a bit of reseach about one of such projets, that says wanting to tackle missinformation and on the same being involved in mass surveillance and military service.

I haven't followed it latest process, so the writing is a bit outdated.
you'll find it here:
hub.libranet.de/wiki/paulfree1

#EUnomia #MisinfoCon #

Also, I'm sat here thinking that a major solution the centralisation of data is "forcing" (for want of a better word) the big companies to implement standards that allow them to be federated. (i.e. mastodon and twitter become interoperable). I also know this conversation has already gone on for a while, I'm just trying to catch up 😅

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Can anyone recommend any communities and/or reading material to do with the fediverse?

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