I’d never heard of the Domain of One's Own initiative or similiar before. This is a fantastic, almost revolutionary idea, and actually makes one think whether setting up a personal website with a personal domain shouldn’t be part of media education early on, maybe somewhere during […]
A beautifully designed collection of laws that apply in UX (e.g. Fitts’ law, and some of the gestalt laws), with introductory texts on their origins and links to related resources. By Jon Yablonski.
Update: In 2020, Jon Yablonski published an extended book version of the “Laws of […]
Summarizing this classic oversight by a major newsletter service provider, as responsibly disclosed by Terence Eden:
The referrer (or: referer, as it is falsely spelled in the HTTP protocol) string of a browser coming from a newsletter contains the ID of the subscriber
Website admin can open the […]
Internalizing the history and philosophy behind the General Data Privacy Regulation is key for every designer in privacy-critical contexts. The GDPR is not a law that specifies detailed demands for consent forms or the like—it is a change agent for embracing ethical principles in dealing with personal data, across the EU and beyond.
In this proof-of-concept, Jan Böhmer demonstrates how rather fine-grained tracking can be implemented by CSS-only:
As the author states, this form of frontend tracking is essentially impossible to block:
The Belgian DPAs information website on privacy for young people (in French/Dutch) provides information material for young people and parents on how to protect their privacy. A nice example of educational material in the field of online privacy.
Also has a very stylish “cookie banner” […]
Amen! "While I feel that performance has finally found its place on the agenda in web projects, it’s about time to push privacy, accessibility and ethics to the spotlight as well. Still way too often forgotten or dismissed for the sake of business."
The wireframes presented in this article should make every UX designer cringe:
Johnny Ryan of PageFair embarks on a step-by-step journey through various GDPR requirements and Article 29 Working Party opinions/guidelines, illustrating how the wide range of purposes adtech companies process personal […]
Marcus Povey describes why a website should not show webmentions with embedded images from the source site (as it could allow the publisher of the source site to track the audience of the cited site).
This is not Webmention or Indieweb specific, but a general privacy risk: whenever loading […]
We have built the digital world too rapidly. It was constructed layer upon layer, and many of the early layers were never meant to guard so many valuable things: our personal correspondence, our finances, the very infrastructure of our lives.