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Yours truly spoke with @digitaldutta on this episode of about the efficacy of tech interventions for women's safety. sunoindia.in/cyber-democracy/s

We discussed CCTVs, mobile apps, panic buttons, and this 2016 research report, among other things: cis-india.org/raw/evaluating-s

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I'm grateful that this conversation happened on the Birdsite. Five days ago. CC: @Shudraism

Dude on Bumble, it's not you. It's the education system of this country.

"Not so feminist" Dude on Bumble, you've set yourself up for failure.

Dude on Bumble, I can guess your profession and your academic background.

The Mothership heard this podcast & now demands to know why I never told her about having been in an attempted highway robbery, past midnight, 6 years ago. [Filed under: Things to consider before making public revelations.]

Yours truly spoke with @digitaldutta on this episode of about the efficacy of tech interventions for women's safety. sunoindia.in/cyber-democracy/s

We discussed CCTVs, mobile apps, panic buttons, and this 2016 research report, among other things: cis-india.org/raw/evaluating-s

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Around 500 high-risk Indian users- journalists, human rights activists, & political campaigners were targeted by “government-backed attackers” for intelligence collection, targeting dissidents & activists, cyber attacks, or spreading disinformation etc. blog.google/technology/safety-

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If you visited The Glass Room in , we would like to hear your thoughts and comments. Bouquets, brickbats, suggestions, anything you'd like to tell us!

Also, they're subversive/ expressing a popular sentiment of angst and frustration/ taking the mickey out of the status quo.

Unrelated note: Someone should do a study on the popularity & virality of Gormint Aunty, demonetisation guy (Maa Chuevara) & similar memes. They're like the South Asian variants of the Chinese Back Dorm Boys of yore. The matter of profanity apart, they are all Average Joes/ Janes, saying or doing nothing notable in the videos that made them famous, immensely relatable, hence versatile as memes. m.youtube.com/watch?v=N2rZxCrb

After wrapping up a busy, working weekend, I find that my home state still has no government. Has anyone invoked the legendary Pakistani Aunty yet?

I need to be able to embed toots elsewhere. So, even if they are threaded here, I need something that would embed them in a sequence.

Mastodonians, please suggest an app to weave together toots. Something like Storify or Sutori but for Mastodon. I'm not in favour of Storifying my posts on Birdsite because of Birdsite's rampant shadowbanning, deletions, de-platforming, suspensions, etc.

And it's a wrap! Many thanks to our visitors, volunteers, well-wishers, friends, supporters, the exhibition, the venue UB City Mall, and the curator Tactical Tech Collective for making The Glass Room Exhibition happen for the first time in India.

An exhibit at The Glass Room: The Real Life of a Selfie
Faceprint: A fingerprint-like identity that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Attached image: Some minutiae/ data points that can be gathered from different photos of the same person using face recognition technology. Some of these details can be computed even from faces wearing sunglasses, headgear or respiratory masks.

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