Amazon spent a fortune to block a socialist candidate's re-election to Seattle city council; she won anyway
“Google has begun testing their upcoming extension manifest V3 in the the latest Chrome Canary build … Unfortunately, this change will break popular ad blockers such as uBlock Origin.”
Firefox 66 highlights https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/19/firefox-66-0-release-information/
Bandcamp is fast becoming my favourite way to find new music. When I use Spotify (or similar) then the 'similar artists' recommendation tends to be pretty closed, with the same handful of bands coming round again and again. On Bandcamp I'm constantly getting new recommendations - feels more like a journey through an endless discovery of music rather than a shopfront of which labels are having a promotion.
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
EU fines Google 4.3Bn€ for Android monopoly, and it’s a good thing. #/e/
#Banksy celebrates 50 years of the 1968 uprising, stencil art and the situationist internationale
I love it!
“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
Very good write-up on the local/global "Fuck of #Google" movement
This is actually still my neighborhood despite ongoing #gentrification
Co-ops, democratically run and emphasizing long-term sustainability over short-term profits, are a key part of the #SolidarityEconomy.
Earlier this month, Wired UK published a brief but interesting profile of "CoTech, a growing network of tech co-operatives in the UK. There are currently 30 tech businesses united under the CoTech banner, which range from filmmakers to programmers; they collectively employ more than 250 staff and have revenues of over £10.2 million."
How to Optimize Your #Website for More User #Privacy
This is a post I wrote for a larger audience about making your site less creepy.
Gmail's upcoming self-destructing emails will require the recipients to click on a link and log in with their #Google accounts to see the content, if they are accessing via IMAP/SMTP.
Don't be fooled: Google's purpose is not to give us more confidentiality. They want all of their users to access their mailboxes via the Gmail app or their web interface, so they are creating a burden to the recipients and calling it “security” to convince people to adopt it.
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