I experimented recently with setting up an Indieweb WordPress site as a standalone actor on the Fediverse. Thanks to the WordPress indieweb plugins, and Bridgy Fed, it’s pretty easy to do, with a few quirks.
This post is a bit of preamble as to what this means and why you might want to do it. Part...
I’m looking forward to part 2.
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I’d never heard of Purism until this morning, but so far, 3 different sources have mentioned their (quite interesting) range of privacy-focussed devices and services.
After countless hours of playtesting, weeks of writing, a frankly dangerous number of coffees and even a couple of intercontinental …
A lot of nice quality of life improvements here. I’m especially glad they revisited the changes to the
FLY keyword made in the last Big FAQ.
I’m going to have to give this a try soon, as it sounds pretty cool.
A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data.
I came across this Advertisers page by chance, a few weeks ago, and I was horrifed. Over 700 advertisers with my details, the vast, vast, majority of whom I had never heard of – let alone consent to them having my details. Why would I consent to what feels like every independant Realtor (“Estate Agent” for us Brits) in the US having my details? “Best Kickstarter <category>” was another popular set. And these are just the ones on Facebook.
As the article points out, there’s no way to know how these advertisers got my details, or what to do to get them to remove my data. All I can do is “hide” their ads. That’s not a solution.
If Facebook wanted to earn some good will then they would update this page to include some sort of automated “remove my details” request to the data brokers, perhaps via GDPR notices.
There’s a long history in computer programming of using hexadecimal strings that look like English words to flag errors. Come see how I turned a bunch of them into colors.
I genuinely had no idea 8-character hex codes were even coming to CSS – let alone supported!