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‘“We’ve been active in trying to sound the alarm bells around facial recognition, both as a threat to privacy when it works and a racist threat to everyone when it doesn’t,” said Phil Mayor, an attorney at [ACLU Michigan].’

“All the tenets of intersectional feminism, web accessibility, and diversity and inclusion are inextricably tied up in making the web a better place, for all and by all.” —@oluoluoxenfree

If you didn’t read Olu’s article earlier in the month, read it now!

Chapter 99 in The Tech Industry Is Broken With Problems It Has No Desire To Fix.

Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years…

Privacy is not a luxury.

Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.

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So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮

There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.

Really looking forward to this… and @aral has fixed up a fabulous setup for streaming video.

Hey! Live: Using the web for social good with Laura Kalbag. 2nd July 2020:

Having trouble keeping my grownup-sized mask on my small round face so I had to go to the supermarket with a bear face.

Love being part of this A Book Apart love letter to the editors. (They’re the greatest.) 💌

After over a year of work – and as we’re getting closer to the next release of Site.js – I think I’m now comfortable enough to start giving the project and the organisation a bit more visibility so I’ve just mirrored the main repositories on GitHub. We will be using those for issues and pull requests in the future.

#SiteJS #SmallTechnologyFoundation

Got pissed on champagne because my mother would’ve been 60 today and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Eco-fascist rhetoric works to obscure the responsibility of white colonialism and its long history of destruction, as well as imperialist presences in predominantly black and brown countries”

My website is naked of CSS for the day (for the first time in YEARS.) Inspired this year by Eric Meyer.

Had a lovely time last week chatting to @drewm about privacy and our responsibilities as developers and designers.

You can listen to the podcast, get the shownotes and read the full transcript on the Smashing Magazine site:

“Rather than simply accepting tracking with open arms, Americans should be wary of geeks bearing gifts. Today’s startups could do more than squander venture capital dollars—their misguided COVID-19 surveillance measures may cost lives and undermine our democracy.”

What you don’t cope with pandemic anxiety by building a complicated system to derive colour palettes with accessible colour contrasts?

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