email : email@example.com
sub: lost/stolen phone
stolen/lost phone: please deactivate my account +911234567899
It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI."""
Signal, WhatsApp, shitcoins
Now that Signal is bundling a shitcoin and everyone is saying “b-but I just convinced like all 127 of my friends to switch from WA”, I feel I need to link this article again: Whatsapp and the domestication of users
Sequel: Keeping platforms open.
Platforms covered across both articles:
Firefox + the Web
(briefly) programming languages
Recognize the potential consequences of getting everyone on a platform before you make recommendations.
"Baker joined the Source Code podcast to discuss what's happening at Mozilla, why she thinks web browsers are still so important, how blockchain and crypto might reinvent the web and why, after two decades of thinking about the internet's technology questions, it's time to spend more time thinking about its human ones"
All 3 Browser Ecosystem Suck!
Look's like everyone is following #Brave 's model.
All 3 browsers are 'owned' (influenced) by Google.
The rendering engine (Chromium/Blink) & Funding (Mozilla/Firefox)
Alt browsers like qutebrowser don't have a cross device ecosystem
MOB is not a replacement for cash or monero. This is the normie 'Apple Pay, but in crypto + government geo restrictions'.
Well #Signal is baking their own crypto now. 😤
How will the techbros & #elonmusk explain, that this wasn't a #ponzi scheme. 'jUsT uSe sIgNal' the non-profit, one time soulution to WhatsApp.
The soultion is #federated protocols, dontating to projects to help reach feature/privacy parity with centralized ones. NOT shifting to another centralized silo - that will inevetiably fail in a free market.
Upcoming Instagram changes warn users to accept activity tracking to "Help keep Instagram free of charge" 🙄 #deleteInstagram
Facebook just doxxed a half-billion people: don’t let it use their plight to justify making it harder to leave Facebook! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/553000000-reasons-not-let-facebook-make-decisions-about-your-privacy
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