data-mined by your own apartment/landlord Show more

The worst thing about not being on Facebook anymore is that I can't post to my Facebook friends explaining why they shouldn't be on Facebook anymore.

This essay got me really interested in David Hume: aeon.co/essays/hume-is-the-ami

How should I explore his philosophy further, especially his moral philosophy? Should I read the man himself or secondary sources? I guess Stanford Encyclopedia is one obvious first source. I have some background in philosophy of science but haven't formally studied philosophy.

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"At least 75 companies receive people’s precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts, The New York Times found...

The location data industry benefits from lack of regulation and little transparency, making it extremely difficult to get access to or delete this data."

nytimes.com/2018/12/10/technol

Lack of privacy is like malnutrition.
It stunts your growth and development.

#privacy

AI and human agency Show more

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I'm considering running a scholar/academic/research/education oriented instance, wondering how much interest there is in it on this bit of the ?

It seems very doable, but bit steep in investment cost (hardware). I think it should be doable with a running cost of ca 100-150,- per month for hosting and hardware. Assuming sponsored/donated admin-time.

I've just realized since I become a PhD student I've been reading only pdfs: articles, etc. 2 months ago, when I come back from my research stay in Amsterdam, I decided to read novels again, and I’m really happy about it. I finished these 15 books and most of them are from the public and university library of Granada. The best ones for me: Deaf Sentence [La vida en sordina] and The British Museum is Falling Down [La caída del museo británico], by David Lodge.

How is the future of privacy made? By using the future! Read about it from my new article in New Media & Society which analyses the public consultations in the data protection reform leading up to the General Data Protection Regulation: doi.org/10.1177/14614448188175

In the article, I take a look at the actor system around privacy protection in Europe and the anticipatory storylines that coalitions use to influence privacy rules.

Airport rant Show more

Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site: keepassxc.org/

Official quick-start guide: keepassxc.org/quickstart/

My getting-started guide: sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/kee

Six years with a distraction free iPhone: "Every app created new responsibilities. More inboxes to check and more feeds to read. Every app latched onto my brain, tethering my phone to my skull with invisible string."

medium.com/time-dorks/six-year

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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