My talk at PrivacyWeek Vienna, Big Tech is a virus, Small Tech is the vaccine, starts in ~30 minutes.

Watch live at: stream.privacyweek.at/

Q&A room afterwards: stream.privacyweek.at/

#pw21

In 15 minutes I’ll be speaking live at about “People might actually use this” and the intersection between privacy and inclusivity. Just moved house over the weekend, and managed to get the office space together just in time 🤞

stream.privacyweek.at

It’s that wonderful time of year where you get free online talks about inclusive design for a whole 24 hours courtesy of Inclusive Design 24.

In two days: 23rd September, don’t miss out!

inclusivedesign24.org/2021/sch

My book, Accessibility for Everyone, is back in stock in paperback! Hooray! 💚📗 (And big thank you, A Book Apart.)

Preorder yours now and it’ll be with you in 6-8 weeks.

Not on elementary OS?

Couldn’t care less about task switchers?

That’s OK, you can still download and use the lovely wallpaper by @margodeweerdt you see in the screenshot in the previous post.

github.com/small-tech/catts#ge

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Join us live in 15 minutes for Small Is Beautiful. Our topic this week: One Bad Apple.

If Apple can no longer be trusted on privacy, what are the alternatives and how do they fare on topics like security and accessibility?

small-tech.org/small-is-beauti

#SmallIsBeautiful #Apple #privacy

This is a long shot, but has anyone worked out how to get an Elgato Key Light Air to consistently connect to a Mac? Mine seems to be really temperamental.

A long read where everyone comes out looking bad. (And those portrayed as the ”defenders of privacy” aren’t necessarily doing so out of the goodness of their hearts either!)

protocol.com/policy/w3c-privac

RE mastodon.laurakalbag.com/web/s

Folks who signed up for the mailing list, I’m really sorry I can’t email you about the skipped livestream tonight. I’ve managed to lock myself out of my Buttondown account 😞

Promise that I’ll get it fixed and get emails out to you in time for next month’s stream!

We’re skipping July’s Small is Beautiful this month as @aral is getting his second COVID vaccination the day before. We’ll be back in August!

small-tech.org/events/small-is

You can get a reminder for next month’s stream via email or RSS on small-tech.org/events/small-is

“[Hamid Khan] says tools like Citizen, with their patina of officialdom and impartial reporting, ‘are becoming a license to racially profile and go after some of the most vulnerable community members—particularly the unhoused—and to criminalize them.’”

motherjones.com/crime-justice/

New blocking rules! On 30th June 2021, Laura blocked one blocker blocker, fixed three sites and blocked five new trackers.

better.fyi/news/#update-2021-0

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

“Every day, consumers are exposed to extensive commercial surveillance online. This leads to manipulation, fraud, discrimination and privacy violations. Information about what we like, our purchases, mental and physical health, sexual orientation, location and political views are collected, combined and used under the guise of targeting advertising.”

forbrukerradet.no/side/new-rep

“I think transparency and control are important. I think it is really problematic to put the burden on consumers to work through the markets and the use of data, figure out who has their data, how it’s being used, make decisions… I think you end up with notice fatigue; I think you end up with decision fatigue; you get very abusive manipulation of dark patterns to push people into decisions.’”

techcrunch.com/2021/06/18/pers

Last night’s episode of Small is Beautiful is now up on our site with transcript, captions and links to everything we discussed.

small-tech.org/videos/small-is

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