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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

@janci protonmail is only better than gmail as long as your main goal is to not have your data sold to the advertisers.

ProtonMail logged IP address of French activist after order by Swiss authorities

#gmail #protonmail #privacy

Tedious Facebook double think. Their own research shows instagram is harmful. Their defense seems to be that it's only a teeny bit damaging.

No patients were ever asked if they minded if there medical records were passed to what became a Google company.

“In the high stakes battles between governments and tech companies, human rights are the main casualties,”

Teachers, stop showing YouTube videos and other corporate internet content on classrooms if you don't have effective adblockers in use.

Students shouldn't be force-fed ads during class.

It’s that wonderful time of year where you get free online talks about inclusive design for a whole 24 hours courtesy of Inclusive Design 24.

In two days: 23rd September, don’t miss out!

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?

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