RT @peter_joelving@twitter.com

Eid Mubarak, kære venner!

Vid, at selvom det ikke føles sådan, når det officielle DK og medierne ruller sig ud, så er vi nogen, der sætter umådelig stor pris på jer. ❤️

🐦🔗: twitter.com/peter_joelving/sta

@pyredrid If you're just writing normal text, you've nothing to be worried about. Screen readers can generally deal with that, as well as most common symbols and emoji.
If it's something specific you're worried about, send it over and we can check it for you.
@guilevi
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@pyredrid I can send examples later if required, but for now here's a short explanation:
When writing a description, consider what message your image is trying to convey. If you're posting a pic of the amazing cake you made, you'll obviously want to focus on what type of cake is it and how tasty it looks, rather than the bit of wall you accidentally captured in the background. With a painting, you'd focus on its contents, mentioning the type of paint used only briefly -- unless the paint and style were the focus. So on.
Don't be afraid to be less than objective. You aren't writing these descriptions for newspapers. The Fediverse is humans interacting with humans. Trust me, we not only don't mind, but genuinely want to read about how cute that thing your pet does is. :ms_grin:
But if objective descriptions are more your thing, those obviously work well, too. Write what you know and enjoy.
@guilevi
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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Read this.

janeyang.org/2021/04/27/an-ope

To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. And I’m sorry for our recent live steam together. That’s my bad. I didn’t know any of this and I thought I was a better judge of character. We have so few allies as it is… I’m just sad, really.

Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:

source.puri.sm/toolauditor/CEA

Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.

(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)

HT @koherecoWatchdog

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

Closing web browser windows doesn't close connections lapcatsoftware.com/articles/cl
"I feel that many decisions made by web browser developers in the past — sometimes more than a decade ago — need to be reevaluated now that browsers are finally starting to care about user privacy"

You can now watch yesterday’s Small is Beautiful livestream with guest David Heinemeier Hansson, with captions, or read the transcript at small-tech.org/videos/small-is

We covered so many topics! Including Small Tech (vs Big Tech), business models, ethical design, scaling organisations, and much more.

Oh my goodness, someone just pointed out that NFTs are exactly the same as the "name a star"/"buy a piece of the moon" scam and suddenly it all makes sense.

Literally the only real reason anyone cares about anything blockchain-related is because they think if they speculate, it'll make them rich. There's literally no other reason. And they're willing to risk the future of this world to become rich off of pure speculation. Ugh.

That feeling of despair when you've nerdsniped yourself into spending an inordinate amount of time on something only to realize that it's actually not possible to do the way you intended. 😭

So... How's your Wednesday going?

Alicia Kennedy: On the future and why justice is more important than innovation.

aliciakennedy.news/p/on-future

Read and absorb every delicious word of this.

Small Is Beautiful

Live, this Thursday, Feb 18, 2021, at 5PM UTC. Paul Frazee (Beaker browser) will join us talk about his new decentralised social network project, CTZN.

small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech

Inequality requires narrative stabilizers. When you have too little and someone else has more than they can possibly use, simple logic dictates that you should take what they have.

The forbearance exercised by the many when it comes to the wealth of the few isn't down to guards or laws - rather, the laws and the guards are effective because of the *story*, the story of why this is fair, even inevitable.

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Today, EFF published "Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability," a major new paper by Bennett Cyphers and me.

eff.org/wp/interoperability-an

It's a paper that tries to resolve the tension between demanding that tech platforms gather, retain and mine less of our data, and the demand that platforms allow alternatives (nonprofits, co-ops, tinkerers, startups) to connect with their services.

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Looks like we'll need authentication of any kind of external code - which upon writing it seems completely obvious.

How lazy we have become...

CC @aral
twitter.com/alxbrsn/status/135

There is no such thing as a backdoor that only lets the good guys in. Together with Tresorit, @threemaapp and Tutanota, we are calling on EU policy makers to rethink anti-encryption proposals that would introduce backdoors in encryption platforms: protonmail.com/blog/joint-stat

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