Ep 8 of #WeDontStream #podcast I talk to
about the #Data Detox toolkit which has clear suggestions and concrete steps to help people harness all aspects of their online lives. https://jamesmullarkey.com/2021/01/its-time-to-detox-your-digital-life-with-safa-ghnaim/ #SurveillanceCapitalism #Privacy #DataSecurity
The Case Against Tablets
As I hunt for new computing hardware, I’m coming to the conclusion that tablets are simply a mistake. And yes, strongly informed by using one as a primary device for 5 years.
An ultra-light laptop has better utility and vastly superior privacy.
The one killer function, reading documents, seems better served by an e-book reader. ...
I'm exploring this question on Diaspora, with some good suggestions. Upshot is that tablets do most things poorly and virtually nothing well. And the landscape fully sucks.
Text reading and possibly notetaking is the major exception. And for that, an e-ink reader is the preferred option.
I'm surveying what uses people have, multi-response, with a goal more of completeness than representation. Please explain "Other".
We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.
This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.
1) The consensus of the infosec community is that Telegram is significantly less secure than @SignalApp.
2) Signal is an independent non-profit with a $50m endowment—they can't be meaningfully influenced by money for a very long time. Telegram is a standard private company. https://t.co/d6nskMRxyP
Facebook reverses postelection algorithm changes that boosted news from authoritative sources.
I missed this from December. File under shocking but not suprising behaviour from Zuckerberg.
EU - Mass surveillance on Facebook is illegal
Facebook - You are stopping us catch paedophiles
Europe threatens to break up Big Tech if it doesn't play by new rules https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/15/tech/digital-services-act-europe-google-facebook/index.html
Seems that link must be broken New report: To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising https://en.panoptykon.org/privacy-friendly-advertising thanks for flagging @michel_slm
While organisations like Panoptykon Foundation exist there is hope of pushing back the likes of Google and Facebook from their relentless attacks on democracies and our communities.
They have an English website worth checking out
Panoptykon Foundation was founded by a group of lawyers in Poland to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the context of fast-changing technologies and growing surveillance.
Although these issues might seems quite EU focused we've already seen other parts of the world adopting aspects of GDPR locally so I think much of what is discussed is relevant to people living outside the EU. Major EU legislation could cause serious damage to #AdTech firms pushing #SurveillanceCapitalism if done right
PS - I live in the UK now outside the EU :(
Karolina has written and published a report 'To track or not to track? Towards privacy-friendly and sustainable online advertising' which examines alternatives to the dominant behavioural advertising model and developing policy recommendations aimed at promoting privacy-friendly funding models for online publishers. https://en.panoptykon.org/privacy-friendly-advertisinghttps://en.panoptykon.org/privacy-friendly-advertising
New #Podcast episode: Karolina Iwańska is a lawyer at Panoptykon Foundation and has been leading their investigation into the online advertising industry’s practices related to #data protection and #privacy.
Amazon and Apple 'not playing their part' in tackling electronic waste
Great Reddit AMA with Aaron from earlier today - a chance to ask anything about Cryptpad.
Imagine Google Docs without the spyware...
It's called @cryptpad and I'm super grateful to @ansuz for taking the time to talk to me for my #Podcast #WeDontStream
https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2020/11/imagine-google-docs-but-without-the-spyware-with-aaron-macsween/ #SurveillanceCapitalism #Encryption #Privacy
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