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Everybody wants change. Nobody wants to change

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Brendan Eich's 'Brave' seems to have just walked into a world of hurt due to its habit of soliciting donations in the name of people who have NOT given permission for it to do so (using their photograph without consent, even)

twitter.com/tomscott/status/10

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The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technol

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @bobstechsite)

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Everybody wants change. Nobody wants to change

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I‘ve now submitted a pull request for mdbook that, if/when merged, will serve web fonts locally and not hit Google’s servers:

github.com/rust-lang-nursery/m

In the meanwhile, if you want to create Google-free #Rust documentation, feel free to use my fork:

github.com/aral/mdBook?organiz

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@aral Massive transfer of personal data that wasn't paid for = breach
Massive transfer of personal data that was paid for = normal commerce.

Funny how that works!

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Wasn’t allowed to ask the question so tweeted it instead (Twitter has its uses sometimes):

Facebook just presented a keynote titled Privacy at Facebook at #NordicPrivacyArena.

Here’s the question I would have asked if I had been allowed to: “Privacy at Facebook is an oxymoron; it is a contradiction of terms. Facebook’s business model is based on violating privacy…”

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Working on blocking a tracker that uses your “emotional data” to deliver video ads. I’m curious whether the devs, designers and marketing heroes ever stopped to think… “is this ethical?”

I’m going to assume nah.

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Even though I am creating a business based on BTC, Lightning, and BTCPay server, you will never ever hear me say the word "BUIDL", because that shit sounds retarded.

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Netflix now "personalises" artwork based on individuals' data:

twitter.com/slb79/status/10527

This is hypertargeted advertising: different people see different info about same film, most get misled about its nature.

Same thing is now happening with political advertising:

Same candidates, but different individuals see totally different information about them. Most get misled about candidate's nature.

With a film you can stop watching when you find out truth, but after an election it's too late.

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"GM captured minuted details such as station selection, volume level, and ZIP codes of vehicle owners, and then used the car’s built-in Wi-Fi signal to upload the data to its servers. The goal was to determine the relationship between what drivers listen to and what they buy and then turn around and sell the data to advertisers and radio operators."

theverge.com/2018/10/17/179900

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