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Independent web principles

Posting my list here, because putting them on Twitter only would just be too ironic: 1. Keep the master copy of all data you create in a way that nobody can prevent you from keep using that data For example, if I write a beautiful poem on Gmail (it is Valentine's day after all), Google…

We Want Root

When you buy an iPhone, do you actually get to own it? Apple is doing its darnedest to make changes impossibe that you might want to do but that they don't approve of, even after you paid a lot of money for the device. Does not sound like ownership to me. It wasn't always that…

Nest responds to my privacy questions

I had asked Nest/Google support some privacy-related questions about their thermostat. Here is their response (minus the customer service "Your question is important to us" fluff which I deleted). Hotlinks and slightly strange grammar in the original. I'll analyze it below: Here's an excellent read on your Privacy Statement. This will tell you all of…

My Question to Nest / Google

Just sent this: I'm considering replacing my thermostat. I'm intrigued by your product, but I am worried about my privacy. Can you point me to a document that describes, in detail, 1. which exact information the thermostat "sends home" to Google or anybody else outside of my home, and under which circumstances, 2. how to…

Github blocked in India — why even business needs a decentralized internet

Today's news: Internet users in India are starting to lose to access websites including GitHub, Internet Archive, Pastebin, and Vimeo under an order from India's DoT (Department of Telecom). ... "The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS." So, somebody…