Lisa Vass, at Sophos’s Naked Security blog: A study published on Monday found that when it comes to protecting our privacy, it isn’t quite that simple. In fact, we don’t have to actually have a social media profile in order to be known, thanks to the fact that all our predictable friends and colleagues can …Continue reading "#DeleteFacebook? #DeleteTwitter? #FatLotOfGood that will do you"
[ FYI: This is Jersey the Channel Island, not Jersey the US State ] Richard Murphy: The scandal became apparent broke on 4th January 2019 when two Jersey Deputies (Scott Wickenden and Hugh Raymond) and one unsuccessful candidate, Bernie Manning, appeared in the Magistrates Court charged by HM Attorney General for Jersey under Article 6(6) …Continue reading "Jersey’s illegal Senators and Deputies"
Om Malik: It is the antithesis of the likes-fueled, influencer-juiced world of Instagram and its algorithmic overlordship of creativity. If Instagram is the machine and crowd-powered enemy of creativity for the sake of creativity, Ello is just a place where there are fewer judgments about the art. It is not just about photos. There is …Continue reading "Hello (Again) Ello"
Upcoming Version of Google Chrome Will Make It Harder to Block Ads On the one hand, there have been some very sketchy browser extensions (and a few reputable ones that either got taken over or hacked) found and purges from the Chrome App Store of late. On the other hand, the optics of this proposed …Continue reading "Upcoming Version of Google Chrome Will Make It Harder to Block Ads"
Felipe Torres Medina, writing for Points in Case: I know you guys are not used to listening to a small-framed Asian woman speak with authority, but I’m going to say this once and for all: You can keep all your fucking books, you ungrateful motherfuckers. All I wanted was to spark a little joy in …Continue reading "I’m Marie Fucking Kondo and You Can Keep All Your Fucking Books, You Ingrates"
Emily Apple: But this isn’t the point. In a parallel universe, he could be ideal cannon fodder for today’s army. He’s grown up in a rural town. Escaping to university is now a costly business, and it’s easy to see how glossy pages promising adventure and gaming offer a convenient way out. Then add into …Continue reading "The army sent my child a 66-page recruitment magazine and it’s utterly vomit inducing"
Lauren Weinstein: We know that many of you have built major parts of your lives around Google+, beginning back in 2011. Over the years since, we have encouraged you to share your experiences and photos, to build Communities and Collections. We know that large numbers of you have spent hours every day on G+, and …Continue reading "An Important Message from “Google” about Google+ !"
Tom Fishburne: At one end of the spectrum, there’s been a lot of recent attention to “Dark UX“: “an industry term for sly design tricks that benefit the client’s bottom line. It ranges from creating defaults, such as a pre-checked opt-in email subscription or pre-selecting the most expensive options. It can also manifest in the …Continue reading "State of User Experience Design"
Mat Hope: At the age of 86, Lawson last week stepped down as chair of the climate science denying campaign group, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Founded in 2009, on the eve of the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, the group’s task was to cast doubt on the climate science and lobby policymakers to …Continue reading "Nigel Lawson created a climate science denying apparatus in the heart of Parliament"
Roderick Miller: Today we don’t need the Gestapo to force us to give up our personal data, we offer it up voluntarily to social media like Facebook or major US government contractors for the military and intelligence communities like Google. Many people offer their data up to maintain their social presence on the internet or …Continue reading "The Nazis and your privacy"