How apps on Android share data with Facebook...
At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.
Looking back on my 2018, my annual Tadaa!-list https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/12/looking-back-on-2018/
Both TechCrunch and The Intercept published dark articles about the end of Techno Optimism in 2018. Interesting read. https://theintercept.com/2018/12/24/the-intercept-2018-tech/ https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/24/silicon-valleys-reckoning/
Arjen Kamphuis went missing in August, and there’s still no clue as to what might have happened to him. All scenarios are open (even if those aren’t the scenarios feverish twitterati still keep dreaming up, replacing sparse facts with dopamine oozing speculation): an accident, someone did something to him, or a self chosen disappearance. His […]
Een netwerkanalyse gedaan op Twitter rondom de GeleHesjes in Nederland.
Blijkt geen brede beweging te zijn.
Recently I have been named the new chairman of the board of the Open State Foundation. This is a new role I am tremendously looking forward to take up. The Open State Foundation is the leading Dutch NGO concerning government transparency, and over the past years they’ve both persistently and in a very principled way […]
Voyager 2 boldly goes ....outside the heliospere into interstellar space. Awesome. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/12/voyager-boldly-goes/
Thank you for pointing to your student's blog @jgmac1106 It's a beautiful thing, indeed. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/12/why-go-indie-on-the-web-cause-its-a-beatiful-thing/
Brilliant to see this — nhs.uk’s APIs are now powering digital services for 1,000 organisations! Well done team! So much fun to see the ecosystem growing.
RT @NHSDigital@twitter.com We have now reached over 1000 organisations using NHS.UK’s developer portal to access content to power their digital products! Find out more about available products for all levels of technical ability at https://developer.api.nhs.uk
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
Nieuwe copyright-onderhandelingsdocumenten: meer woorden, maar niet meer oplossingen
Blog van Europarlementariër Julia Reda | Oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd op 26 november 2018 | Vertaling door Wietze Brandsma | #SaveYourInternet
Firefox extension to redirect AMP URLs to HTML https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/amp2html/
But the lifecycle pattern of sites that provide free content posting services to the general public keeps repeating itself:
1) service opens, is exciting/different in some way, reaches new audiences
2) popularity grows, audience widens
3) business scrambles to make advertising keep up with growing costs
4) sacrifices made to platform that hurt users/devs and help corporate advertisers
5) site closes
Many see services like facebook/twitter as permanent, but I just see them as another friendster/myspace.
So I wrote a thread on birdsite on the #Six4Three Facebook files confiscated and released by UK Parliament. Enjoy + feel free to RT the crap out of it:
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