@jalcine @darius Just a PS. Dat = supported by a not for profit. IPFS = supported by venture capital. IPFS has to make a billion dollars. How do they do that and if they manage it how do we square that concentration of power with decentralisation? Dat / IPFS is one slash combination I’d personally not like to see perpetuated :)

@bikecurious @njoseph They have Google as the primary search engine and get hundreds of millions from them. They’re not missteps. Mozilla is the acceptable face of surveillance capitalism.

Have you considered contributing to #OpenStreetMaps? It's like Wikipedia but for maps - a map that everybody can edit! Today, the NSW Address Import project added thousands of addresses for West Pennant Hills, Warrawee, and West Pymble.

If you know those areas, check it out and start mapping!

#opensource #gis

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

A product's privacy claims are only as good as its default settings.

Providing options to change the default privacy-violating settings in some "Advanced" section doesn't make your product a privacy-respecting one.


@polychrome All right :) Making slower progress this morning than I’d like but you have those days sometimes.

@chest_i_razym Ha öyle, hepsi aynı. Senden de hiçbirşey kaçmıyor ulan. Efsanesin be, efsane! Hadi öptüm, bay-bay sana.

Capitalism in a nutshell:

1. Invest all money in businesses that exploit natural resources (the environment/people) in an unquenchable, shortsighted & illogical thirst for perpetual growth within a closed system.

2. When ramifications become visible, blame the people forced to patronise those businesses due to lack of alternatives for being irresponsible in their personal consumption choices.

Rinse and repeat until we all die because we’ve destroyed our habitat.

So, how’s your week going? :)

Firefox finally gets preference everyone’s been waiting for (about:time)

(I’m here all week.)

Getting things working and keeping things working are two entirely different disciplines.

@cwebber @bhaugen When I said “everything is public”, I meant it in the same way that email is public (it’s a post card, not a letter in an envelope). I should have been more precise: it’s not end-to-end encrypted and thus does not have any privacy guarantees. I believe you’re working on that with Spritely? (Skimmed.)

I ruin developers’ lives with my code reviews and I'm sorry

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@bhaugen On the fediverse, in its current incarnation at least (if we’re talking about ActivityPub), there is no expectation of privacy. Everything is public. I don’t know if there’s a formal threat model of ActivityPub in the spec (it’s been a while since I looked at it).

From Smashing Magazine: "We felt the information in Léonie Watson's Smashing Members' webinar was so important that we decided to make it available to everyone in our community. So here's 1 hour and 12 minutes on how a screen reader user surfs the web" smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/a

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