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Got my OpenPGP Key email IDs certified with my European eID through the German AusweisApp2 software made by Governikus - Check out their service here:

Google embedded a new tracking method called FLoC in Chrome & is turning it on by default.

Consequently, we've enhanced the tracker blocking in our Chrome extension to block FLoC (update pending store approval).



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it is truly wonderful that you take this into consideration, and are willing to regress on stuff you already built! Thank you 🙏

(PS. You might also consider 'deception pattern' as per candidate IETF preferred terminology: )

Did you know about the 💖 wonderful humanetech decision made by @dansup for #pixelfed ?

Such a hopeful move for #fediverse as a playground and innovation space for humane technologists.

Just quoted it in a post to the new #SocialHub related Lemmy space I created yesterday:

But here are the original toots:

Manage media with Drive, a new way to browse, edit and organize your photos and videos.

Available soon! #pixelfed #drive

“…the IndieWeb is a toolkit. A collection of ideas, technologies, and services that can help you solve some particularly tricky problems. If you're wanting to get involved in the #IndieWeb, the first question you need to ask is: what problem do I have?”

Running WithKnown #indieweb for my blog for bookmarks, links, reading list, archive.

And running #wordpress for my landing page/cv/work related stuff at my naked domain
Both are far from what I want them to look/feel like but it's a work in progress :)

The whole thing have been running on #yunohost for a while and then I moved to using #cloudron to handle the entire stack underneath the apps I need.

Corteza is a low code build platform (think building ERP/CRM like things) that is using #ActivityPub to share data between servers.

What's Included:

(1) NoPhone
Less anxiety
Improved eye contact
Real friends
Human-to-human connection

What's Not Included:

Texting your ex-boyfriend
Location tracking
Social media apps
Suspicious browsing history
Data overages
Dead batteries
A working phone

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I said before that centralized social networks are currently playing a losing game: there's no way to make all political parties happy.

But a top-down solution which *assumes* gatekeepers will *codify* a losing game for the citizens legislators are *intending* to protect.

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We need to make ourselves visible, show a real effort for a system that empowers and delivers agency to our citizens.

Legislators should know that this is a viable path, otherwise they'll write legislation that assumes gatekeepers-only, because gatekeepers is all they know.

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This is a good start, but it's not enough. It should be clear from watching the video that most people in congress had never even heard of such a direction before... certainly didn't know this work has been ongoing for over a decade.

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The federated social web community has been at this work for over a decade. I'm proud to have been part of the ActivityPub standard:

There's also further research happening for the next generation of this work in @spritelyproject.


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There's another way to look at this situation: as my friend Randy Farmer said to me: "Society is interpreting centralization of communication as a pathogen. What we're seeing right now is an immune response."

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There's good reason to be concerned about gatekeepers to our communication, so 16 times in 6 pages isn't so surprising.

Yet, we've *built* alternatives to gatekeeping social networks across ActivityPub and other fediverse projects... how many times are those mentioned? Not once.

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INDIEWEB.SOCIAL is an instance focused on the #Openeb, #Indieweb, #Fediverse, #Mastodon #Selfsovereign #identity (#SSI), #Humanetech and #Calm technologies evolution.