Loving @noeldemartin's "Freedom Calculator." A funny, empirical way of deciding how much time you have left to do what you want: https://noeldemartin.com/experiments/freedom-calculator
Mozilla takes lead in new push for FCC to 'reinstate net neutrality' https://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-takes-lead-in-new-push-to-fcc-to-reinstate-net-neutrality/
"Safari is now probably the influential wild card browser for user privacy" by Chris Siebenmann https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/web/SafariUserPrivacyWildcard
Not sure I agree 100% with the article, but it is true that Safari is now the non-Chromium browser with the most influence. Firefox certainly has influence at the standards bodies, but Safari can say "jump" and web developers have to say "how high?" According to https://gs.statcounter.com/, Firefox's market share has dropped from 4.58% to 3.76% in the last year.
I've been charting & reporting on COVID-19 in Turin, Italy for the last year. I started this local effort because our region was often overshadowed by mighty Milan.
Huh, @firstname.lastname@example.org claims, "Steampunk is the promise of industrial-scale production with artisanal-style work." Not wrong... but surprising. Interview with This Machine Kills:
Studying mathematics moves the practitioner from matters of culture to matters of aesthetics. Which Levy-Eichel implies is a good thing. #math
This film documents personal computing and education within the Soviet Union. Astonishing how much of the software is in English.
I'm working with a team on a new product (more on that soon) for managing your identity online. We would love to have your input in this short survey (< 5 minutes). Thanks in advance! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YorbaPricing
“Attention is a limited resource, so pay attention to where you pay attention.” ~ Howard Rheingold https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/opinion/michael-goldhaber-internet.html
Current identity solutions are full of needless friction. They have barely evolved since the Compatible Time-Sharing System at 1960s MIT.
@cadey offers some useful perspective at 'A Model for Identity in Software' by https://christine.website/blog/identity-model-software-2021-01-31 #philosophy #pluralgang
Artists forcing us to confront the rise in citizen surveillance: https://www.goethe.de/prj/k40/en/kun/sur.html
How does Signal finance itself?
TIL: The #Signal Technology Foundation was given a loan of 105 million USD by co-founder Brian Acton of, which is due to be repaid in 2068 at 0% interest rate.
(Source: Page 31–32 of their 2018 Form 990: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/824506840/12_2019_prefixes_82-86%2F824506840_201812_990_2019121216951146?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=404ea0ebdc0e08141bc146c671279dfd09dedea7-1610732462-0-AQrGujsZkgpiEgcRf0ZLpZ94mVKGYedqgzEUPCrmbsYptdwxVnkEK-To-gHSJ4-NKR2n5gBP7V6suraXarMmWEbTzLG15aMuvHr2bFg0B_6wmVSPYmROfHUTJYQnyfOiV29kFeAAh2-mKwMD-YyG4gwapXYS6OuWBSgzJP4N4si-QdhlYTlQtdo-bzuox9HYBLvLyxr0XgUJ6Oev2Q0oCJhpHz9T46FyGcfQfX7GF2r37MSmvUNsEi1GW8v012-GmaLeIR_SJLUdHeZTZ4wObL5ODaT3VmDP6fw4e7z50308k_3lvEhgC2pgWbfNaBsBkH7sRq0-7TSpq8HCGmwQjVFNMQyZWLghxJrPq3RjPYIQdRm7Ch_aN7s6vVZUKDHWxgjb8-QbfUnJCLGo54kpPk0GMMq_IOW4ITplNCRWMY8bPC314QRwvBnr5Fq1-8-hG0tcuoKxmN3sE-lpDpZRBmOPbFCzUCpX29cdIfn2-O6X0NZBqI1hhKHA0s3ZGVnPCQ)
Turing Complete. Art. Lisp.
👥 Working on identity tools in Turin, Italy.
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