The move away from the iCloud Photos CSAM scanning idea comes as Apple is also announcing a slew of new security features today, including expanded end-to-end encryption for photos, notes, and backups (!!) https://www.wired.com/story/apple-end-to-end-encryption-icloud-backups/
While I do think Twitter is basically done as a serious open source contributor, there was one final comment that I kinda wish had been included:
"But on the other hand, open source is designed to be resilient. The fact that we can be grateful to the amazing Tweeps that have contributed over the years, and then fork the project and give it new life without Twitter, is open source working exactly as intended."
I'm very optimistic those projects can find new homes.
Join me, @darius and firstname.lastname@example.org for a webinar this Thursday at Noon Eastern. We'll be talking about trust and safety on the fediverse.
I reflect a lot on Stankonia, on There's a Riot Going On, and there's something there. I don't know what it is yet.
@amcooper no I don't think they will. But symbols can mean different things, and we do have to win the allyship of people who think the flag is neutral.
Thanks to @cfarivar for this image of Twitter's new facilities for 24/7 work schedules: "bedrooms featuring unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors"
One thing I've been ruminating on a bit lately, in terms of how we fight fascism and reclaim power, is what if those of us aligned against that movement reclaimed the American flag? (For some definition of "re-".) I know it's a symbol of so much that's wrong, but since the fascists now have their own blue line flag, there could be power in defining American as _us_. Still pondering.
Entering the US public domain in 2023: Fritz Lang's silent film science-fiction classic *Metropolis*.
More info behind window 6 of our advent-style countdown calendar for works entering the #publicdomain on Jan 1st: https://publicdomainreview.org/features/entering-the-public-domain/2023/ #PDin2023 #film #metropolis
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