So #digipres folks, are there still IRC servers/rooms kicking around for us and our work? Have people moved over to Discord? Where is everyone?
#digipres folks: this is really wonderful: https://parametric.press/issue-01/unraveling-the-jpeg/ #jpeg
Last week I sat I a training session during which @torproject was described as “a tool that only paedophiles use” and that anyone seen with it on their devices should be “flagged as a safeguarding concern”.
How do we even begin to become a security conscious world when this level of misinformation exists?
As opposed to the M42 here in England which affords wonderful views of the poorly maintained industry between Worcester and Leicester.
Great piece on opting-out from Google, Facebook and others. The best line in the article is "Janet is thinking about launching her own satellite" for controlled communication. I also like her description of Digital Homesteading.
@EccentricElephant at least you are not alone 😀
Thoughts on Google
A behemoth they started so humbly, I was always a little in awe of Google while not being able to use their services.
Then they dropped product after product, erasing privacy as they went. They removed “don’t be evil” and seemingly took the opposite view.
I’m almost done moving away from their services entirely. And it feels so, so good.
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