Each year, the Nieman Lab solicit predictions for the future of journalism. Mine is a call to action for publishers to help build the internet they need: http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/01/the-platform-tide-is-turning/
I've decided to go dark on all social media, including Mastodon, for the rest of 2018. Here's why I'm doing it - and how to stay in touch with me.
@halfcutskeleton @ordinarylava yes, it's the constant battle against keeping an eye on changed settings when a new browser comes out quite regularly that wears people down. And unchecking the default google, bing or amazon search in firefox is something people can forget to do. That possum extension which deliberately sends out false data is a good idea too. disrupts the #SurveillancecCapitalism algorithms. lol
I would say that adding privacy badger and possum, noscript, and decentraleyes is probably a MORE secure solution. It's just a matter of where your security/convenience line is.
@dublinux you can also add HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Possum and Decentraleyes.
Folks, there's just 5 days left for @conservancy to meet their 2018 year-end match! I'm one of those matchers and I'd love to ask you to please consider becoming an individual member 💖
I think Conservancy is one of the coolest and most important non-profits out there in the free software space. They interviewed me about it on their blog! https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/dec/27/elanahashman/
I use Ubuntu and a Google-free LineageOS phone, Firefox, Ublock Origin, Pi-Hole... I was gonna set up DNS-over-HTTPS, but now I find out that T-Mobile is selling my location data anyway. At some point it feels like privacy is just impossible https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile
Moving CSS into JS adds a barrier preventing people not already deep in JS land from styling stuff. Doing CSS the classical way means you lose the advantages of JS infrastructure (dependency management, avoiding a global namespace). For authors of generic components, both suck.
I'm hitting a bit of a wall here https://github.com/codemirror/codemirror.next/issues/40#issuecomment-450885805
"ICE Seizes Over 1 Million Websites With No Due Process; Apparently Unaware That Copyright & Trademark Are Different" >> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181213/18030341224/ice-seizes-over-1-million-websites-with-no-due-process-apparently-unaware-that-copyright-trademark-are-different.shtml
I absolutely need to do more things like this in my life.
Interpretation of Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” by For Freedoms featuring musician and poet Saul Williams (standing right).
It makes me a bit sad because those first impressions and first-time user difficulties can't really ever be replicated by the same person again. This is a unique chance to see things in a new light and fix pain points.
Feedback like this is rare because no one thinks to do it or collect it in one place as it happens. Unfortunately since it's rare, it seems like an outlier and therefore not important to act on.
6th-generation organic click-farmer from California
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