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Ginga is an open standard in the Brazilian-Japanese digital TV system that offers multiple audiovisual resources, text and interactivity over the air waves. It is installed in all Brazilian digital TVs and is widely used across South America.

In Brazil, most of the population has a very limited access to the internet, as Telcos only offer expensive and extremely limited cell phone plans with zero-rating for Big Tech.


O Manual do Usuário é perfeitamente acessível em um navegador de texto puro (Lynx rodando no Raspberry Pi OS via SSH)

Now, he's posted "Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act," which breaks down every one of the bad arguments made by CDA 230 opponents.

(It's a riff on Popehat's canonical "Hello! You've Been Referred Here Because You're Wrong About The First Amendment.)


Like all walled gardens, Facebook doesn't have users, it has hostages - but it also has prey. Even if you don't have a FB account (and especially if you do), FB tracks you across the web and through your apps, thanks to Like buttons, FB pixels and other trackers.

A German court just ordered them to knock that shit off.


In less than a couple of hours, Professor Nicola Guarino of CNR – Italy will present his talk "Ontological Analysis and Conceptual Modelling: Why and How" as part of the ER Online Summer Seminars.

If you have an interest in ontologies or conceptual modeling, this is a must watch!

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Nous publions aujourd'hui une nouvelle version bêta de #Mobilizon, à la fois pour montrer les avancées depuis la reprise du développement, mais aussi pour commencer les tests, notamment avec les personnes qui sauraient l'installer sur leur serveur.

Just as I did that toot, on the next day the publishing date of videos is back again displayed on YouTube pages.

I'd like to think that I had any influence on that, but no, I'm sure they don't read the fediverse and this was just a strange coincidence.

@samadeu O Ginga está presente em todas as TVs brasileiras, não depende do acesso limitadíssimo à internet ofertado pelas operadoras de telefonia e tem múltiplos recursos audiovisuais, textuais e de interatividade.

Em plena pandemia de coronavírus, em que as aulas estão suspensas, por que o Ginga não está sendo usado para a educação remota?


Ouvindo o episódio 44 do Podcast Tecnopolítica, em que @samadeu conversa com Thiago Novaes sobre o uso social do espectro eletromagnético, redes mesh, TV digital e rádios comunitárias, lembra-se de um fato muito relevante – sobre o Ginga. (continua)


How come no one is reporting on this important and consequential change to the most watched video platform on the internet, that has been so much abused for the spread of disinformation in recent times?

To clarify, I mean the interface where you're already watching a video, such as when you arrive on it through a direct link.

A short imprecise "x time ago" notice still appears on search results and recommendations. But they're certainly trying to make it harder to find out the date a video has been published.

In the past, this used to be prominently displayed below the video.

YouTube has been claiming to fight disinformation campaigns in a policy it enacted this year.

However, a known common tactic of misinformation campaigns is to take truthful, but old, pieces of information and to present them as if they were new.

Some time ago, I noticed that seems to have removed from its web interface any kind of information about when a video has been published. When did this happen? This can only contribute to the spread of misinformation.

tl;dr: #TikTok "is essentially malware that is targeting children."

"... [There's] code on the Android version that allows for the downloading of a remote zip file, unzipping it, and executing said binary." (via /r/bestof)

(Inadvertently included a tracker in the earlier toot. My apologies. Cheers to @wizzwizz4 for the heads-up.)

The instances list on which we used for our updating list isn't available any longer.
Is there an alternative list of Masto instances?
See issue:

No free view? No review! Join us in our boycott of closed-access journals as reviewers #NoFreeViewNoReview:

A/B Street is a traffic simulator that models Seattle's actual traffic, using real Seattle traffic data, created by Dustin Carlino, whose "ultimate goal is for your changes to become a real proposal for adjusting Seattle's infrastructure."

The idea is to feed residents' lived experience of traffic dysfunctions ("the one left turn lane that always backs up or a certain set of poorly timed walk signals") into planning discussions.


Early in the lockdown, Huang and Xobs were invited by the EU to design such a token; their design, the Simmel, approaches a platonic ideal of how it would work; what's more, it reflects Huang's manufacturing expertise. It's production-ready.

Huang's starting assumption is that you can't do privacy-respecting tracing in a phone. Phones just have too much attack surface. They emit too much data. They hold too much data. They are opaque and unauditable and complex.


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Ecologia Digital

Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.

Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital

"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede