Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT and describing himself as part of the actors who established the ad-based web, investigates how and why advertising became the backbone of the fast-spreading web and the negative consequences it has brought along - making it “The […]
NB. This is a two-years old post, only kept for archive purposes. The technology stack at either Twitter or Uberspace has since changed, and the described issue should no longer prevail - making this workaround obsolete.
Ever since I migrated my website to HTTPS (and you should too!), I noticed […]
I don’t use Facebook nor Chrome for the very reasons this project advocates, so cannot put it to the test myself, but Data Selfie by Hang Do Thi Duc and Regina Flores Mir looks like a great tool to bring closer to the user just how much social network providers know about […]
The blog post “What should you think about when using Facebook?” by Data Scientist Vicky Boykis is a thorough - yet likely not even close to exhaustive - summary of various ways how Facebook tracks, monetises and manipulates its users. It has rightfully gained quite some visibility over […]
We are living in the age of data. “What It Takes To Truly Delete Data” by Mimi Onuoha tells the story of hard drive disposal to illustrate three key facts about data:
“All data […] is stored on a physical device somewhere.” As long as this is not a single device under […]