Let me state it as clearly as possible so no one is confused:

## Doesn’t violate your privacy:

- Algorithms running on your own device, under your control and in your interests, and informing only you of the results

## Violates your privacy:

- Algorithms running on your own device, not under your control and against your interests, and informing third parties of the results

Do Apple’s plans for client-side scanning violate your privacy?

Yes.

ar.al/2021/08/08/apple-is-tryi

#apple #privacy

@aral
E.g., a Pinebook Pro? This could be useful. Thanks!!

@mnw
I may have a ways to go in my pursuit of clarity, as this essay is not meant to argue for (e.g.) CC BY instead of CC BY-NC. I'll revisit and tweak as needed.

The "non-commercial" (NC) option in the Creative Commons suite of licenses introduces more confusion than it eliminates. I wrote a short essay to sum up the main problem, as I see it. This core problem can get lost in discussion of more technical issues. I'm hoping this short statement will be useful to share with well-intentioned copyright owners considering NC. But this "first draft" could probably use your edits or comments! freedomdefined.org/The_non-com

@dgold
You make my point very concisely, thank you. If you read my essay, surely you understand that I don't begrudge your definition. However strongly you may feel, though, it's not the *only* definition. My goal, for a general license, is that it should facilitate communication such that there is a mutual understanding *before* either party is stretched to the point of saying "fuck you."
@Downes

Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

@Downes
My experience -- that is, questions that have come my way over the years -- suggests otherwise. Much educational use takes place in a context where somebody is making money. Commercial entities do things that have social value,but are adjacent to a profit motive (even if not driven by one). But I do agree there are *some* clear-cut cases, and for that reason I added a "limitations of this argument" section.

The "non-commercial" (NC) option in the Creative Commons suite of licenses introduces more confusion than it eliminates. I wrote a short essay to sum up the main problem, as I see it. This core problem can get lost in discussion of more technical issues. I'm hoping this short statement will be useful to share with well-intentioned copyright owners considering NC. But this "first draft" could probably use your edits or comments! freedomdefined.org/The_non-com

Collaboration is critical to success. We can accomplish big things when we work together. While Wikipedia's content is great, its most useful lessons on effective collaboration lie in the site's 20 year evolution. That's what I explore in my essay, “Trusting Everybody to Work Together,” for a forthcoming book celebrating Wikipedia’s 20th anniversary. The Signpost published it, as a preview for the book: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi

#Wikisource ha 16 anni! Festeggia il compleanno della #biblioteca libera rileggendo i testi selezionati dalla comunità di utenti attivi sul progetto: potrai aggiudicarti uno dei buoni acquisto messi in palio da Wikimedia Italia! ➡️ it.wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisou 📸 Archives New Zealand

My review of the WikiCite 2018 conference -- focusing mostly on the Newspapers on Wikipedia campaign. Lots of good stuff going on! wikistrategies.net/wikicite-no

@paulonabike Welcome to Mastodon, glad you're giving it a shot! Takes a little while to get situated, I recommend taking some time to seek out people to follow. (Might look at who I'm following, or anybody else you know, to get started.) Let me know if I can help.

Be the cyberpunk that makes the dystopia better.

#FollowFriday @switchingsocial for constantly great information about freedom-respecting alternatives and stop-gaps to surveillance capitalism as well as great Follow Fridays :)

Here's a short video about the value of having a Wikipedia article about a local newspaper, and how librarians can improve relevant digital literacy efforts. youtube.com/watch?v=G7Xez8sAxl

@deshipu Thanks for a helpful clarification -- much appreciated!

@deshipu Thanks so much for taking a look! Maybe you can help me understand a small piece? Just because MediaWiki is written in PHP, I don't *think* a script would need to involve any PHP. From looking at the Wikipedia article on Web APIs, it looks like they communicate in higher-level protocols, like HTTP, XML, JSON...so wouldn't require a specific programming language. Is that accurate or am I missing something? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applicat

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