Now that we have American presidential candidates normalizing the idea of owning your data like personal property, I wonder how the #Solid project (solid.inrupt.com) is doing?
@Gina I was wondering, too, a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't find anything new, though. still appears to be "in the making" to me, in a sense that they're not really ready to do a big public push. However there are a couple of example applications..
@Gina I'm all for owning and controlling our data but not for selling our data because that would be ethically wrong. It eventually would corrupt us. Besides Mastodon and the Fediverse in general prove that we can own and control our data without selling it. Other (and IMHO better) projects for owning and controlling data are #Freedombox, #freedombone and #TinCan.
@Gina Extremely bad idea. It's just another form of 'Privacy for Sale', only this time you're supposed to get money for it instead of others making money off of you.
It will result in exploitation of poor people who will be forced to sell their personal data just to make ends meet.
Violations of privacy should be trialed, not legalized.
I've made a long thread about this, but it looks like that was on and got deleted along with my profile.
We can't and shouldn't rely on any US president (or politician) to fight for our rights. They are all bought and paid for. Next one could reverse all the good the previous one did.
We need to fight ourselves for our own rights. I still believe in "what happens in the US, happens 5-10 years later in NL/EU" and should support EFF/ACLU b/c of this
Getting kids on board looks to be way harder then I thought/hoped because if you don't use WhatsApp (f.e.), then you're the outlier. I don't care about it, but for kids it's VERY important to belong and not be the outlier, ie that weird kid.
Kids learn MS Office because the one who teaches it only knows that. And M$/Google/Apple practically give their software away to kids because that's an amazing long-term investment
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