🎉 @SignalApp for deploying the finest meta PR campaign I’ve seen in a long time. The fact that Facebook (owned by a Signal user) banned it will add to its notoriety, and will mark the moment WhatsApp lost serious ground #Transparency #Privacy | #Tech https://blog.w4rner.com/2021/04/09/major-data-breach.html
My initial reaction to #facebook data breach was: #classaction lawsuit. @DRIAlerts are doing it based on GDPR, which is an EU regulation, so thanks to #brexit my family member ineligible. 🤞 for UK version | #tech https://blog.w4rner.com/2021/04/09/major-data-breach.html
Props to @shardcore for his brilliant new piece of AI art, satire on how the world’s 7 billion are overindexed on the emotions of 7 individuals. Meeting Shardcore @PyData was revelatory for losing trust in visual facts: #deepfake etc. | #tech http://www.shardcore.org/shardpress2019/2021/04/19/the-gan-8/
As I’ve said before, cryptocurrency only has long-term value (market as a weighing machine, not a voting machine) if Central Banks adopt it. The signs of an outright rejection are coming through, starting in India. #crypto scepticism | #tech https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/indias-government-toys-banning-cryptocurrency
How long until Amazon turns the technology they use at Amazon Fresh Ealing onto us for more nefarious purposes in the West, as they already do in China? #tech https://blog.w4rner.com/2021/04/04/first-shop-at.html
Read “The Capitalist Case for Overhauling Twitter”: NYU @ProfGalloway dresses-down @jackbaty Dorsey for failing to build sustainable subs model. Invests ~$10m but belittles in own influence|affluence 2x2 matrix | rare honesty in #socialmedia | #tech https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/capitalist-case-for-overhauling-twitter.html
YouTube embeds of the form: /embed/videoseries?list=X e.g. went down yesterday (incl. for major artists). They are useful for livestream series & pre-releases for always displaying most recent vid. Are they reliable though @YouTube ? #YouTube | #tech https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLmfvdIgXong6K0seth0iu2P2K-zjWyXLY
Both from today: 1 of these is a slightly amusing humblebrag. The other one is an insult (8 letter word .io domain). #tech
LinkTr.ee $45m overvaluation: it’s just a one-page site (like my dench https://Ceru.Li/nkstragram). Build cheaper on Carrd. Just because they market it as #Insta specific doesn’t mean it really is. #IG #Instagram #socialmedia #DontBuy | #tech https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/26/link-in-bio-company-linktree-raises-45m-series-b-for-its-social-commerce-features/
Can #Zoom pls focus on making video end-to-end encrypted rather than making their insecure tech abusable by rest of industry https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/22/zoom-introduces-new-sdk-to-help-developers-tap-into-video-services/?guccounter=1 | #security #privacy #tech
Another installment in “The Worst Tech Companies are Still Better than Legacy Companies”: Retailers do the #Amazon private label ting way more: https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2021/3/28/amazon-private-label | #tech
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