August 19, 2019

Interesting Things on the Internet: August 19th 2019

  • Interoperability and Privacy: Squaring the Circle. A good article from Cory Doctorow about Facebook and its monopolistic walled-garden tendencies. This (and similar messaging systems like WhatsApp or Signal or...) reminds me of the mess of interoperability we had with mobile phone networks in the 90s, when you could only text people on the same network as you. It needed fixing then, we'll need to fix it now.
  • A Walk In Hong Kong. First-hand report of what the Hong Kong protests are like, from Maciej CegÅ‚owski. We had a group of visitors from Hong Kong to DoES Liverpool the other day, and talking to them most would have been in the protests had they still been at home and some considered not coming on the trip.
Posted by Adrian at August 19, 2019 02:07 PM | TrackBack

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