#DeleteFacebook and FOSTA/SESTA
posted March 28, 2018
We, each and every one of us, need to make the decision to move to free, open source, and decentralized online services.
It will be painful. It will be difficult. It may mean giving up some comforts, like sending money instantly to friends without fees.
It is also the only way to prevent some seriously bad things from happening.
Inciting Events In recent weeks, two major things happened:
Facebook’s business model - gathering as much information about you as possible, then selling it - was used in a totally predictable way that, nonetheless, nobody seemed prepared for.
Locking Down Firefox
posted November 06, 2017
I recently switched back to Firefox from Google Chrome. Firefox has gotten a lot faster recently, and is in the process of getting event faster, partly thanks to Mozilla’s Rust language, which is being used to write important components in a provably memory-safe way. This allows them to be made much more concurrent and parallel, leading to large speed improvements.
One big draw of Firefox is that it’s not a data collection tool for Google, and I’d like to double down on that promise.