My misgivings on 'getting paid for personal data' and 'personal data safes' as a way to 'solve' data protection issues: https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/02/on-selling-access-to-your-data-and-ownership-of-data/ #datagovernance #datamanagement #dataprotection
Die chinesischen und die amerikanischen Plattformen sehen den Menschen nicht als souveränes Subjekt, sondern als Objekt, das mit Hilfe von Technik vorhergesagt und optimiert wird. Das war in dieser Woche Top-Thema bei der FAZ. Hat mich sehr gefreut! https://www.faz.net/aktuell/das-beste-von-fplus/das-beste-lesen-mit-f-warnung-fuer-die-zukunft-und-ein-mann-mit-format-16030730.html
"There is no trust in a world where anyone can invent their own definition for #OpenSource, and without trust there is no community, no collaboration, and no innovation." So true, way to many companies tries to trick you today by pretending, that Open Source just mean that you can see the source code. That's neither Open Source, nor #FreeSoftware, don't get fooled! https://opensource.org/node/966
Via Michel Bauwens’ FB profile I heard that Bernard Lietaer has died today. The former Belgian central banker, Euro-architect, hedge fund manager, and very active alternate currencies champion. I have learned a lot from his writings. I’m taking his passing as a trigger to (re)read his books. His arguments on how to create abundance and […]
The alt-right is disgusted with platforms like Patreon, and is trying to create its own decentralized alternatives. It's doomed to fail - and Patreon etc are in the right. Here's why.
Gave a brief presentation on #opendata as resource for citizen science at the Koppelting conference in Amersfoort today. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/01/koppelting-open-data-for-citizen-science-talk/
A new leak site, Distributed Denial of Secrets, is about to publish 175GB of leaked Russian emails and documents from "politicians, journalists, bankers, folks in oligarch and religious circles, nationalists, separatists, terrorists operating in Ukraine" https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-time-its-russias-emails-getting-leaked
“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.
Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.
Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.
Adopted (and adapted) @cogdog 's WP 'on this blog today' plugin. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/01/adding-an-on-this-blog-today-in-widget/
(East) Londoners! I’m on a panel about ethics in design on Monday night. Come say hello if you’re going to be there. Tickets are free, but it looks like you’ll want to be there nice and early to get a seat! https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/spotify-design-designing-for-tomorrow-event-100119
You 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 it's 𝒸𝓊𝓉ℯ to 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 your tweets and usernames 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖜𝖆𝖞. But have you 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 to what it 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 with assistive technologies like 𝓥𝓸𝓲𝓬𝓮𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻?
Today I made my first Open Street Map edit. Open Street Map is a global map, created by its users (which includes lots of open government geographic data). My first edit was triggered by Peter Rukavina’s call to action. He wrote how he wants to add or correct Open Street Map data for a location […]
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/
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