Calacanis Launches Open Book Challenge to Counter Facebook
Wrote a #ClojureScript bot to delete your old tweets:
It was inspired by this post from Vicky Lai on making her tweets ephemeral: https://vickylai.com/verbose/delete-old-tweets-ephemeral/
Want to know what took me the longest? All the hemming-and-hawing about testing it on my actual account.
And I'm a #privacy nut. No wonder people have a hard time deleting Facebook.
@yogthos But it's not that it doesn't warn you. It's that the implementation still forwards the last enqueued messages _before_ warning you (which I agree doesn't make sense).
That's why the description doesn't fit - it makes it sound like, by default, anyone can impersonate people on WhatsApp unless their target changed the settings.
@yogthos "For one, users are not warned by default when someone else is impersonating the people with which they’re communicating."
I know what they're trying to say, but that's a terrible way to say it, and an excellent way to show the writer is just parroting what they heard.
Matrix developers have confirmed that a secure chat app developed by French government will be based on the Riot client.
The French government plans Matrix-based e2e encrypted communication across all entities by forking @RiotChat:@twitter.com clearly the way to go! :) https://twitter.com/nextinpact/status/984807947409608704
UK tooters, show your friends
Experimenting with #blockstack on macOS and I suspect I'm missing something. I'm using core 0.18.0 and browser 0.26.1.
When my default browser is Chrome, things mostly behave as expected - I can sign into applications after creating a local account.
On Firefox, I keep getting that I need to setup Blockstack to sign in, even if I just created an account.
On either case, it looks like I need to restore my keychain if I exit the browser and clean cookies.
Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.
Does your own household recycling matter? No. We do it anyway and hope that as a society we'll all do it. Does your boycotting of corporations that support evil politicians matter alone? No. We do it anyway and hope many will join us. Boycotts work as a tactic. Boycott Facebook.