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My latest interview is with Dr Leonie Tanczer (UCL) the founder of the Gender and project, which looks at how IoT impacts on gender-based domestic violence and abuse.

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Lucky to talk to Ania Piotrowska from Nym as part of my

Nym promises to be the 'better than ' anonymous network - a bold claim but one she says they don't make lightly.

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Here's a new I've started which interviews maverick renegades who are pushing back against monopolies, and and more

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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair I grew up with the Spectrum (I betrayed it for the Commodore 64 - so sorry)
It's still my ambition to own a working C5 before I snuff it

"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case

RSS is still the best way to consume internet media IMO. Let's hear it for RSS.

"Facebook and its advertisers are ‘panicking’ as the majority of iPhone users opt out of tracking"


Someone should make a list of all the times social media execs have been called in to explain why they profit from their platforms being cesspits and the zero change that has followed these meetings.

🚀 CryptPad 4.8 is now live on!

This release includes early work on document conversions, including:
- Import of Trello boards (JSON)
- Export of Markdown from Rich Text

Much more to come in this area!

Our emails shouldn't be spying on us

Latest episode with web designer Dave Smyth who started the website to push back against tracking guff in marketing emails.

@Mayana If you care about my Rhapsode project, I highly encourage you to participate in Mozilla Common Voice! (See above toot)

Speech recognition is my single biggest weakness in localization (not that I'm unimpressed by Voice2JSON's efforts there), so lending all speech-to-text engines more training data will help Rhapsode work accross all languages!

Also yes: I'd love automated transcriptions in all our video players. Did you know PocketSphinx & Kaldi supports GStreamer?

@AntennaPod we have several podcasting platforms on the #fediverse see:

Would be cool if #antennapod had #activitypub client support. Is that something you are considering, or already planned?

Fairphone questions: does anyone have any experience?

Is it worth it? Are there similar alternatives?

I love the idea but am put off by the slick 'silicon valley' style of their brand. Can their message be trusted? Why do they have different models and keep changing them (surely the ethos would suggest one model that is modular)?

What about alternative operating systems? Compatibility with old files? Compatibility with chargers? Longevity?


Have you ever wondered why your period tracking app needs your location data? Then our #HealthSurveillance & #Privacy session is for you. It's today at 6 pm!! Sign up now in colab with & 's #TheGlassRoom #WomxnsHealthMatters


“When Tesla’s bitcoin purchase policy was announced, the bitcoin cost of a Model 3 produced about 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared with just 8.85 metric tons to make and drive the car over its lifetime.”

And they call this guy a genius. I have other words in mind.

Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous. It is the modern expression of Bush-era "extraordinary rendition" (international kidnapping by state agents), and should be opposed no matter the flag under which it occurs.

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