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Panopticlick 3.0

New version of the EFF’s Panopticlick. Audit your browser’s privacy protection settings.
Linked on the 29th of November, 2017 Details

How We Just Lost the Web, What We Learned from It, and What We Need to Do Next

DRM doesn’t even work. It’s a corporate trojan horse.
Linked on the 28th of November, 2017 Details

Taking my words back

Recent years haven't been kind to personal publishing online. Social media took over with its immediacy and mobile-friendly form. And, like many, I migrated to that world of short attention spans, updating my "status" with the odd link or comment while this site gathered digital dust in the background. But I've been feeling an increasing discomfort with the idea of creating content for these closed and often walled gardens…

Published on the 28th of November, 2017 Read full post

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Methadone for swiping and scrolling.
Linked on the 27th of November, 2017 Details

Collaboration Kills Creativity, According to Science

Collaboration, rather than sparking creativity, results in group-think and mediocrity.
Linked on the 26th of November, 2017 Details

To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own

I never looked at it that way: consumerism is the love of buying things, materialism is the love of the things themselves.
Linked on the 26th of November, 2017 Details