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What is Digital Literacy?
First set of responses posted - contributions from @Bali_Maha @dajbelshaw @digisim @sheilmcn , Debbie Schachter, and Chenjerai Kumanyika. Link to contribute on the blog.

Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!.

Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years:

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.

#FuckFacebook #FuckAndroid #SurveillanceCapitalism

Make 2019 the year of setting up personal RSS readers for you and your comrades. Don't let them rely on toxic corporate social media for their news & content .

Arjen Kamphuis Still Missing & Missed

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.

Joining the Open State Foundation Board

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 […]

This morning I gave a brief talk about IndieAuth at the @W3C Strong Authentication and Identity workshop. I just finished transcribing the recording and published the slides and video!
We're now entering into the Engelbart era. Beyond the initial ooh-shiny phase of computing characterized by youthful exuberance and into a time when we need to make computers actually relevant to the human project.

Brilliant to see this —’s APIs are now powering digital services for 1,000 organisations! Well done team! So much fun to see the ecosystem growing.

#interoperability #techVision

RT 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

my company (MNT) is looking for office/production space in berlin, around 50sqm. preferably kreuzberg or mitte. we’ll be working on open (libre) hardware and software with a team of three. if you hear sth, please write to 🙏

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

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.

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