In a 23-1 vote, Google vetoes Web Privacy Proposals at the W3C
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I thank #MedecinsSansFrontieres for their beautiful letter about how my donation went to support their work with the #Hanga hospital in #SierraLeone. It is a hospital they opened in march 2019 which have been treating 16 000 children and 9600 of these in the intensive care unit! #LäkareUtanGränser #DoctorsWithoutBorders
Google Analytics is the largest and one of the worst trackers. It's used even on sites that promote privacy, GNU/Linux, etc.
There are some free (as in freedom) and privacy-friendly alternatives:
- #Matomo - https://matomo.org
- #Plausible - https://plausible.io
- #Shynet - https://github.com/milesmcc/shynet
- #Umami - https://umami.is
- #GoAccess - https://goaccess.io
Is it still the case of #privacyblock at #W3C by #Google? Quite strange that the standards organization is so influenced by a separate interest with such a strong position. https://www.cpomagazine.com/data-privacy/google-blocking-web-privacy-proposals-at-w3c/
We made an updated German translation of it called „Faire Websites“. Get hardcopies or the free PDF here: https://shop.digitalcourage.de/kurz-und-muendig-edri-ethical-web-faire-websites-ethical-web-dev.html
EU is about to ban non-removable bloatware on our phones or computers #DigitalServicesAct
"Open source technologies provide an important opportunity for our country to have an independent and secure information infrastructure." Learn how the Eyüpsultan Municipality in Turkey migrated to LibreOffice and Linux, and the benefits they gained: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/11/04/linux-and-libreoffice-migration-at-eyupsultan-municipality-in-turkey/
Connecting to the #InternetOfThings can be dangerous. Good if you have a fetish for potentially surprising and unwanted events. Connecting with tech that you as a user is not in complete control of is even riskier. Yet somehow people lock down their intimate body parts with gadgets
- connected to the internet
- they are not in control of
- controlled by developers who decide if they wanna be nice or not.
Cellmate: Male chastity gadget hack could lock users in
After years of slumber, US and EU antitrust enforcers are beginning to stir, calling tech CEOs in for hearings, opening investigations, and hinting darkly at the possibility of future breakups.
The tech companies have seen this day coming. Many believe the reason Google restructured as Alphabet was to create clean cleavage lines for a future breakup, a means to steer future enforcers (for example, away from forcing Google to split search from advertising).
#Facebook Accused of Watching #Instagram Users Through Cameras
"During the first waves of migration the Swedes were also subjected to certain stereotypes and prejudices. The expression "dumb Swede" was established as they had difficulty learning English. There were entertainment shows which used a character called "John Johnsson" when poking fun at Swedes. He was dumb, clumsy, drank too much and talked with a funny accent."
The immigrant historian Rudolph Vecoli has pointed out that they were not initially always recognized as "whites" in the Anglo-Saxon or German sense, but after the wave of Polish immigration this attitude shifted. Many also complained about the smell of the Swedes that was considered to smell like herring. In 1901 Horace Glenn wrote "Walking behind a string of Swedes is impossible to a person with delicate nose. It's an odor which could only come from generations of unwashed ancestors."
Could this new open source e-bike and e-scooter battery standard finally bring order? https://electrek.co/2020/09/17/teleport-mobility-open-source-e-bike-and-e-scooter-battery-standard/ #opensource #ebike #escooter #battery
"Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.”
"No one is forced to use Facebook"
I hear that often, but I know of many people who had to create accounts and start to use Facebook for things like classes, community participation, and family communication. It's assumed you have it, and we don't make affordances for those who don't.
Perhaps we're not forced with violence or laws, but we are strongly coercing each other to use it. I never created an account for various reasons, and I have lost touch with people as a result.
In August, @peertube entered a new stage in the development of #PeerTube v3. The objective is to raise €60k so they can implement, (1) global search, (2) moderation, (3) plugins & playlists, and (4) live streaming, here's the roadmap: https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap/.
They already raised €37k which covers steps (1) and (2) and we're almost there for step (3) which is €40k.
Let's help build a decentralized alternative to #YouTube. Please boost and, if possible, donate.