Yesterday, I wrote about the way that tech-sector concentration was making it almost not possible for Russia to dam the encrypted messaging service Telegram: as a result of Telegram can serve its site visitors by way of big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Russia can solely block Telegram by blocking everybody else who makes use […]
Lanetix is your fundamental shitty tech firm, the place your two weeks of annual paid go away is topic to often-withheld managerial approval, the place bosses threaten engineers with getting canned in the event that they take part in non-public Slack channels the place they talk about working situations, and the place high-performing software […]
After Winnipeg’s Marion Hotel turned away members of the Manitoba Nomads — a department of the Hells Angels, classed as a prison organisation beneath Manitoba legislation — the gang’s president known as on Hells Angels affiliate world wide to depart one-star rankings for the enterprise on Facebook, driving each the lodge and its restaurant […]
You’ve most likely seen the Youtube Face; it is that excessive facial features (disgust, ecstasy, hilarity, and so forth) depicted within the thumbnails of Youtubers’ would-be-viral movies, particularly response movies.
Joe Viex traces the origins of Youtube Face and its accompanying memes (just like the singsongy Youtube Voice, “Hey guys! BlackheadDigger420 here, sorry […]
The early internet was heralded as a revolution in participatory media the place everybody may make media in addition to consuming it.
From the very begin, that promise was eroded by companies that attempted to restrict who may take part within the internet, all the way in which again to Netscape charging nothing […]
Cloudflare, an organization with a historical past of resisting surveillance and censorship orders (albeit imperfectly and generally with undesirable consequences) has introduced a brand new DNS service, hosted on the easy-to-remember tackle of 188.8.131.52, which accepts connections below the still-novel DNS-over-HTTPS protocol, and which has privateness designed in, with all logs written solely to […]
As we set ourselves to the duty of dooming Facebook to the scrapheap of historical past, it is value contemplating the various methods by which Facebook has anticipated and deliberate for this second, enacting countermeasures to stop the rise of a competitor targeted on delivering issues that assist customers (making it simple to search […]
In 2007, the Guardian’s Victor Keegan printed “Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly?” through which he enumerated the unbridgeable moats and unscalable partitions that “Rupert Murdoch’s Myspace” had erected round itself, evaluating all of the contenders to switch Myspace and discovering them wanting.
(Facebook did not even make the record of promising firms […]
RSS was a revelation for running a blog and on-line media; we got our first RSS feed in 2001 and I’ve relied closely on RSS feeds to put in writing this website (and keep knowledgeable) for practically 20 years now; in 2005, Google wager closely on RSS with its Google Reader product, which rapidly […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working an excellent series on the potential and pitfalls of safe messaging app — that is very well timed given the ramping up of state surveillance and identification theft, to not point out anybody seeking to #DeleteFacebook and transition away from Facebook Messenger.
Today’s installment, Thinking About What […]