Energy Usage Reports: Environmental awareness as part of algorithmic accountability
[pdf] arxiv.org/pdf/1911.08354.pdf

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twitter decentralization, in the news 

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[extremely jack twitter dopamine fasting under a waterfall voice] what if we put harassment on the blonckchain

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I've just released a simple #ActivityPub debugging tool. It's hosted on Glitch so you don't have to worry about spinning up servers or SSL certs etc. You clone your own copy of the project, set it up, and you can create ActivityPub accounts that can send any raw JSON payload you specify to its followers. I use it for testing new and novel ActivityPub objects, and to test compatibility with messages sent from remote servers without needing to create an account on them.

tinysubversions.com/notes/acti

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[Thread] The European Asylum Support Office @EASO has been using social media surveillance tools to spy on asylum seekers.

The @EU_EDPS stopped the project because it breached EU law, saying that EASO lacked a legal basis for collecting the data: euobserver.com/migration/14685

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So in January, I’ll be joining a few others in leading courses run by @Afrotectopia! My session will be about digital sovereignty, “The Value of Your (Digital) Self” on Tuesday, January 7th, 2019! Register at afrotectopia.typeform.com/to/D! (v2.jacky.wtf//post/ae388514-66)

tech rant 

'What Green Costs'
by Thea Riofrancos

'Deep in the salt flats of Chile lies the extractive frontier of the renewable energy transition.'

logicmag.io/nature/what-green-

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I wrote an ode to personal websites for one of my faves,
24ways. Featuring inspiring (and rights-respecting) websites from people whose work I love and respect.

24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-ge

<<“We are going to support the Department of Defense, this country is important,” Bezos said at an annual defense forum at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.>>
reuters.com/article/us-usa-pen

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@sifr There are abundant ethical problems with this. We really are in a kind of tech future dystopia now.

- Lack of privacy
- The most sensitive category of data (which can prevent you from getting jobs, insurance, etc) being handled by a for-profit company who can then sell it to brokers
- Propping up a tech monopolist
- Lack of "sovereignty" over the data
- Data will be accessible to shady agencies (not even UK ones) who can then use it for blackmail, espionage, etc

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NEW! This summer, @MattHancock announced a partnership between the NHS and Amazon Alexa. Many people were concerned about what the real cost of this partnership would be for the NHS.

Now we got the details: privacyinternational.org/long- twitter.com/privacyint/status/

"Why Are Cops Around the World Using This Outlandish Mind-Reading Tool? -
The creator of Scientific Content Analysis, or SCAN, says the tool can identify deception. Law enforcement has used his method for decades, even though there’s no reliable science behind it. Even the CIA and FBI have bought in."
propublica.org/article/why-are

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Another video of me speaking has gone up today! 8 Unbelievable Things You Never Knew About Tracking at ffconf. I felt really lucky to be invited to such a (deservedly) legendary event so tried to cover all the things I always want to say to other devs:

youtu.be/WkeGGNdOv4g

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