Every time I use masto, I'm reminded hey! this is based on that other harmful thing without reconsidering the impacts of that design before mass adoption!

this isn't a critique of masto specifically, i ran a statusnet instance a long time ago, same deal

the way a chrono feed misappropriates attention feels disheartening

What do you think is the most important problem to solve in tech?

Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.

I'm starting to think that people skills and communication problems are the greatest barrier to productivity in software development

tech shit, loss 

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

Consider this

The oldest surviving piece of literature in existence; The Epic of Gilgamesh

is SUPER gay

please share this with as many Gamers™ as you can before they talk about gay being forced into media

If you ever wondered how much data about you is is wort on the market, just go to TheWashingtonPost from EU networks.
#cookies #privacy #consent

Folks, for years: We have a problem called Surveillance Capitalism, it’s a systemic problem arising from socio-economic factors…

Ex-Googler: Hmm, this problem, very exotic… what shall I call it without criticising either surveillance or capitalism? Time well spent?

Folks: SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM! It’s the feedback loop between accumulation of information (surveillance) and accumulation of wealth (capitalism)

Ex-Googler: …human downgrading?

🤔

wired.com/story/tristan-harris

Looking for SWE / tech work again. Aiming for increase of human well-being without negative impact of modern tech. I have 15+ yrs experience, and want to wield it for the benefit of more people outside the investor class.

I already have offers, so if you have ideas about this, please let me know quick! If you want to talk about this more, please get in touch.

Thought of the day: everyone praises that being a developer is easy cuz there's so much work around, but it's so damn hard to find something that doesn't corrupt your soul, smashes your ethics and doesn't compromise your morals. Ignoring that yeah, there's lots of jobs around 🙄

does SSL even protect users now that most of the CAs are also hosting or reverse proxy companies

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