Which Countries Act to Protect the Climate?
No country is on track to limit global warming to 1.5°C, hence no nation was awarded the classification of “very high”.
Denmark, Sweden, Chile, Morocco, India were the countries faring the best in the “high” category.
Boston Library heeft haar vinylcollectie gedigitaliseerd. Met kraakjes en al. Ben er al de hele middag in aan het bladeren.
The Boston Library digitalized their #vinyl collection. Crackles and all. Have been browsing through it all afternoon.
Twitter data breach CONFIRMED, affects tens of millions of accounts (far more than originally thought). I was suspended from Twitter hours after reporting this. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/54-million-twitter-users-stolen-data-leaked-online-more-shared-privately/
I’m super excited for conversations, but the growing number of images without descriptions is alarming.
Lots of people rely on those. Like me: a sighted person who wears glasses and mainly reads from a phone. I need those descriptions too.
If I must know what an image of text says, I have to go find my computer, locate the probably now hours old post, and hope I can read it then. Maybe.
Yes, I want you to know I probably can’t read your images.
#Accessibility is for everybody.
Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:
1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours
Let’s Talk About Digital Wallets
One of the areas I've been researching recently is the concept of a digital wallet. At a conference a few weeks ago, someone said, "Digital wallets are great! Everyone understands the concept because we all have physical wallets, and digital wallets just move that concept online." Hmmm. Let's just say I have concerns.
There are actually a few w
Precedents like the German government running a Mastodon server are important beyond the obvious reasons. They reinforce the urgency of serious public funding for open code.
If we treated open code as part of the essential infrastructure of the 21st century and funded it at billions of USD/EUR as opposed to tiny grants here and there, the "fediverse" model of interconnected, self-governing communities would become the norm, not the exception.
See also (but not only): https://publiccode.eu/
In 1938, kindergarten teacher Helen Hulick wore slacks to court to testify as a witness in Los Angeles, CA. Judge Arthur Guerin was appalled & rescheduled the case, instructing her to “return in a dress.”
The next day, Hulick showed up in slacks again, declaring, “I will stand on my rights…I like slacks. They’re comfortable.”
Doing stuff in data protection, healthcare law and privacy-by-design. Moonlight as digital rights activist. Innocent bystander in infosec scene.
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