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Damn, I'm feeling the urge to rewatch Mr. Robot. But it's so many episodes and I have so little free time...

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I had set myself to do daily Shoebot sketches more than a month ago, and silently lost the pace a few days into it. I'm still bummed that I didn't make it, but there was a decent reason.

I've been rather active around covid contact tracing apps, doing media outreach and general activism as part of the PT digital rights group (@d3). After months of hard work (and confirmation of failure scenarios), we got a grant from a European NGO to write a report about the portuguese corona tracing app experiment.

So I switched my evenings from Shoebot dabbling to investigative mode, sourcing hundreds of news to establish a timeline, gathering data and making charts. The report was delivered but we're energised enough to adapt it into a format aimed at a Portuguese audience -- lawmakers, media and concerned citizens.

As a way to kind of redeem myself from setting Shoebot aside, I'm using it to make the visualizations for the report. And now I have loads of plans to build a plugin for Shoebot to provide easy ways to visualise datasets -- the Python coding style is bliss for me, compared to other specialised frameworks like Bokeh or D3 (which I love and use for more demanding contexts).

This is a work-in-progress chart, made for analysis and not (yet) aesthetics, but I'm pretty excited with how it's turning out.

"What Is the Carbon Footprint of Space Tourism? (...) In the end one can probably conclude that we don't need fewer rockets and less space tourism, we need fewer billionaires."
treehugger.com/what-is-carbon-

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@ReclaimYourFace@twitter.com @edri@twitter.com A research report commissioned by @edri@twitter.com reveals the extent of unlawful mass biometric #surveillance practices and technologies in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.

EDRi report: edri.org/our-work/new-edri-rep

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Right now, a paper bag is the only way to be really safe from biometric mass surveillance. But do we want to live in a #paperbagsociety? #ReclaimYourFace & sign the ECI for a ban on facial recognition in public spaces!

reclaimyourface.eu/

@reclaimyourface@twitter.com @edri@twitter.com

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Have you ever seen photos of cars from the early 20th century where they haven't figured out how cars should look? Well the early 2000's were the same with phones. Until the first iPhone came out companies knew that phones would be different but hadn't figured it out yet.

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When Mitch Kapor articulated the principle that "architecture is politics" at the founding of EFF, he was charging technologists with the moral duty to contemplate the kinds of social interactions their technological decisions would facilitate - and prohibit.

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pronouns? no, i use prognouns. they're all spoken in 15/16 time

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Time to teach our children how to live in a ?
I don't think so, just join @reclaimyourface campaign and avoid that sad timeline

(hey, there's a meme competition going, by the way)

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.