Sep. 10, 2022

On Cloudflare

⚠️ Reader beware the fearsome binary letter. Unstructured and generally bad post is really bad, as is everything else on the site. In his infinite wisdom, Cloudflare CEO, Matthew Prince, has made the decision to backtrack on the company’s prior statements and drop Kiwi Farms, citing “immediate threat to human life” as a reason, and also expressing deep frustration towards legal due process. This comes just days after the company made a long and overly verbose post wherein it stated it did not wish to and that it would not continue to act as the Internet Police.

Jun. 18, 2022

On Automated Content Moderation

Earlier this June, I received the following electronic communication from YouTube: Hi XXX, We have reviewed your content and found severe or repeated violations of our Community Guidelines. Because of this, we have removed your channel from YouTube. My initial reaction, reading the first paragraphs, were of mild confusion more than anything else. Had I been more invested in the platform – that is, had I been uploading many videos over an extended period of time, or had a boatload of views and subscribers – then I might’ve had a stronger reaction.

Jul. 11, 2021

Internet Privacy Tips

Maintaining a high level of privacy while surfing the web isn’t a straightforward task: It requires one to make certain ease-of-use sacrifices and changing aspects of how one goes about it. That said, if all you want to do is to limit your digital footprint, there’s plenty of ways to do so. This article will go over a few of those ways. Browser Unsurprisingly, the browser you use will have a strong impact on the amount of data you leak to the multitude of corporations that’s capitalizing on your information.

Jan. 7, 2021

Mastodon, Decentralization & Enforcement of Moral Rules

What the Mastodon’s developers are doing – publicly denouncing instances and trying to enforce their moral rules on others – goes against the very core of a free and open internet. Despite flying under the banner of decentralization and openness, the core developers at Mastodon sure are trying very hard to centralize control over the network. Their attempt at forcing every instance to block those that they deem are not proper, is by definition an attempt at centralization of control.