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In my case, one way of getting to know me is through my writing, tools and worksheets. Starting this thread to share some key blog posts and perhaps some other tidbits I’ve produced thoughout the years.

First out is The Elements of Digital Ethics, which sets the tone. A chart to help guide moral considerations in the tech space.

axbom.com/elements/

Happy Petrov Day.

On this day in 1983 Stanislav Petrov refused to trust a computer and thus prevented a nuclear war.

axbom.com/digital-compassion-h

Awful AI is an extensive curated list by David Dao showcasing some of the most creepy, unethical and scary uses of AI we’ve seen over the past years.

github.com/daviddao/awful-ai

I wrote about the dangerous video that World Ethical Data Forum autoplays at the top of their homepage.

You will also learn how animated gifs are being weaponised to target vulnerable individuals.

axbom.com/flashing-seizures-we

The World Ethical Data Forum looks like an interesting event. But they have an animated banner on their start page that keeps flashing and can trigger seizures for people with photo-sensitive epilepsy. 😕

worldethicaldataforum.org

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I'm really reacting badly to everything being in the cloud.

I want a thing that works on my computer. I don't want to be internetted all. the. time.

Now the new NVIDIA RTX graphics cards [1] seem to have a cloud variant.

Please stop. Having part of your computer live on somebody else's computer does not support resilience if it could go down, get taken away, become out dated and closed.

[1] blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2022/09/

Modern ID systems: Watching a global identity crisis unfold | Technology | Al Jazeera

"Yet on International Identity Day, we are seeing these modern, technology-driven ID systems – adopted by a growing number of countries – continue to facilitate exclusion and surveillance, while exacerbating insecurity and vulnerability for communities that are already among the most marginalised."

aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/9/

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The US election system is from another dimension. I’m happy Sweden is still all paper ballots.

“[…] there was one instance in which an election device was left behind at a hotel for more than a year. "The hotel called and tried to tell them they left it but no one ever called back. So they sold it, which is legal for them to do."

inkl.com/a/pxJMlJcmaLn

When you mean to write "quite" in conversation as a voice of agreement, but mistakenly write "quiet", as if to silence their opinion. And then don't realise this until weeks later when wondering why they've gone so... quiet.

@bert_hubert Honestly very interested in building a user-friendly variant of Tracker Beeper for Mac. Where a user could select different sounds and choose what trackers to include. Happy to contribute design specs for something like that…

As if I have nothing else to do 😂

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Behold the Tracker Beeper by @bert_hubert

Bert's software makes a noise each time data is sent from his browser to Google. Guess how many sites keep sending data with every click, without consent? And then he added Facebook and a few more trackers. The second video in his blog post is a brilliant audio illustration of trackers on a news site.

berthub.eu/articles/posts/trac

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Update: just fixed my Owncast Small Tech green screen theme so chat bubbles also display correctly (and status indicators are also in colour now).

Please feel free to use the theme for your Owncast streams too.

source.small-tech.org/-/snippe

#owncast #css #greenScreen #smallTech

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So many artists are locking themselves in, and others out, by using Instagram. @axbom's point is something we talk about on our site.

social.xbm.se/@axbom/108984257

Sweden election & politics 

“[Sweden Democrats] is currently by far the largest party in the world with Nazi roots”, says Tobias Hübinette, senior lecturer in intercultural pedagogy and teacher in intercultural studies at Karlstad University.

In Swedish: tidningensyre.se/2022/12-septe

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The paradox of democracy is always that you can vote it away by allowing the most democracy-hostile actors to gain power. But perhaps more absurd: the most loyal defenders of democracy are the ones who will choose to allow that to happen.

It begs the question: How many votes for terrorists does it take for their behavior to be considered reasonable by a majority?

People keep sending me Instagram links to their artwork and events. I can't see any of it without an account and logging in. I don't think a lot of people realise how much they lock in their content behind walls.

Or why they feel a need to.

Still time to vote. Today, on September 11, everyone in can vote until 8pm in the designated places of voting (polling stations). For anyone in Sweden hesitating about anything in the voting process and need help in English, I have this website:

howtovote.se/

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✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":

👉️ contrachrome.com

Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

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#comic #comics

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