Moving contact tracing down the stack fundamentally changes the amount of control users have: you can uninstall a (contact tracing) app, you cannot uninstall the entire OS
That's a very worrying development.
I was looking for a tool to help me filter open application windows and Contexts seems to deliver just that, as well as a nice sidebar which acts as a mini-dock on all monitors.
This is well put and worth thinking about.
Generally speaking, tracking takes away your ability to represent who you are yourself in the current moment. Your identity is how you are perceived by others. People won't appreciate this until they've lost it, but anyone who has been the victim of for example online bullying or stalking will recognise it.
Online tracking is a form of tracking, which is a automated profiling, which is a limited form of mass surveillance.
The question is: At which point do we reach the breaking point?
And I think the answer is: We are very close.
I think this applies for all of computing. All the notifications, ads, start menu items, unique identifiers that one must disable to work in peace, is draining our collective energy and attention.
Sometimes the comments are as meaningful as the article that inspired them.
Used this a day but already liking this open source, no account, strong privacy 2fa app with filter bar.
Sites that use an excess of resources, whether on the network or on the device, don’t just cause slow experiences, but can leave entire groups of people out.
Site performance is an accessibility issue.
Look forward to listening to this. Both the indyweb and WP are dear to my heart.
Utrecht, the fourth-largest and fastest-growing city in the Netherlands, where average daily bike trips number 125,000.
The dazzling number of cyclists are quite a sight.
Really handy reference site for many products. Remember that system provided packages are supported with backported security fixes in most cases.
So, as a public service, I’m going to list assumptions your systems probably make about names. All of these assumptions are wrong. Try to make less of them next time you write a system which touches names.
One of my favourite programming articles of all time.
“Sleep loss will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology,” he said. “Sleep, unfortunately, is not an optional lifestyle luxury. Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity. It is your life support system.”
I'm looking forward to reading Matthew Walker's book on the topic.