A defence I hear often when complaining about surveillance: "we don't have the money to go after everybody!" And it's probably true, today. But what if a future dictator has more money? What if you're innocent but got on some list somewhere and now they feel justified in singling you out? "They are too poor to spy on me" is a lousy defence compared to "It's illegal to spy on me and I will sue them if they do, and there are organisations that will help me if I need it!"
let's fund more full-time web archivists in 2k19! (https://ndsa.org//2018/12/12/announcing-publication-of-ndsa-s-2017-web-archiving-survey-report.html)
Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.
My data is not yours to own.
You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.
You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.
Then you took away our nation.
My data is not yours to own.
Over on Mokum (the social network where I spend most of my social-network time) we are doing #SlippersOfMokum pix.
I have no idea why, nor who started it, but I posted a photo (my slippers are really boring y'all) because why the hell not, it's charming.
Charm is unduly rare in social networks these days.
Here's the direct link to the findings from those documents:
It is really quite damning.
* Facebook deliberately obscured from users what information they were collecting about them & how to opt out
* Facebook used its monopoly to cripple competing applications and services
* Facebook signed agreements to acquire data other app developers collected in exchange for some of its own
* Companies could circumvent user permissions by signing an agreement with Facebook
If you actually have to tell your website visitors to scroll, your web design is total shite.
Welp, Digital Preservation Network is sunsetting... HOWEVER it looks like they're actually doing it in a longer and responsible manner, vs. DPLA's just like "oh we laid a bunch of people off btw" http://dpn.org/news/2018-12-04-community-announcement-dpn-sunset
OOOOOOOH. https://isthmus.com/food-drink/joon-laila-borokhim-labor-temple/ Count me in.
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Apparently the national news media didn't like our weather.
BIG-PERSON UNDIES, FOLKS, IT'S JUST NOT THAT BAD. It was somewhere around 30F out there (about -1C). In 2011 I distinctly remember rallies taking place in the single-digits-F.
Anyway. Rally. Went. Registered opposition on fourth floor of Capitol. Can feel my feet again. Will remember to wear thicker-soled shoes next time.
Hey, article out today! https://kula.uvic.ca/2/volume/2/issue/1/ (link is to issue TOC because there is so much awesome in this issue and I want people to see it!) Ordering dinner out in celebration.
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