My latest #podcast interview is with Dr Leonie Tanczer (UCL) the founder of the Gender and #IoT project, which looks at how IoT impacts on gender-based domestic violence and abuse. https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2021/04/iot-and-technology-facilitated-abuse-with-dr-leonie-tanczer/ #WeDontStream #SuveillanceCapitalism
Nym promises to be the 'better than #Tor' anonymous network - a bold claim but one she says they don't make lightly.
Prison time for Zuckerberg seems like the least he deserves https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58570353
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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521
"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case https://ncase.me/rss/
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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/13/tech-chiefs-called-in-to-no-10-over-racist-posts-to-black-england-players
Our emails shouldn't be spying on us
Latest #podcast episode with web designer Dave Smyth who started the notospypixels.com website to push back against tracking guff in marketing emails. #WeDontStream
@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?
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?
I see the #Mozilla fake PR war with Google is continuing.
All to make it appear there isn't a browser monopoly #SurveillanceCapitalism
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Peter Tatchell’s life on film: ‘So far I’ve been violently assaulted 300 times’ https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jun/01/hating-peter-tatchell-documentary-netflix-lgbt-rights
"Tax havens - #Microsoft Irish subsidiary paid zero corporate tax on £220bn profit last year" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/03/microsoft-irish-subsidiary-paid-zero-corporate-tax-on-220bn-profit-last-year
“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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