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  1. Anytime a rich person donates money, this is how you should report it. Gizmodo/1222939292227592196?s=19
  2. The numbers are all fking fake, the metrics are bullshit, the agencies responsible for enforcing good practices are knowing bullshiters enforcing and profiting off all the fake numbers and none of the models make sense at scale of actual human users.
    oh my god twitter doesn’t include alt text from images in their API
  3. Let's remember that a version of Batman exists where he would rather blow himself up than hurt some ducks.
  4. As folks in some states are preparing for what to do next, please remember that the underlying technology of ad tech has been used to prosecute both doctors and those who receive abortions.
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  5. People are writing long think-pieces trying to figure out wtf happened this decade. I can explain the whole decade in two photos. On the left: 2010, on the right: 2019
    oh my god twitter doesn’t include alt text from images in their APIoh my god twitter doesn’t include alt text from images in their API
  6. I do think that people are really underestimating the risk in a post-Roe world that ad tech poses to women. It isn't just Law Enforcement has an easier time accessing your phone than your home and it isn't just data brokers. States now have private-citizen bounties, remember?
  7. This is fking terrible news for privacy in NYC
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  8. A story in two trends
    oh my god twitter doesn’t include alt text from images in their API
  9. So this represents a fun set of assumptions. 1. You do all your reading based on things you click on Twitter 2. Twitter tracks every single article you click on and records the full URL against your profile. 3. Retweeting unread links is very common TwitterSupport/1270783537667551233
  10. …in reply to @Chronotope
    So that answers my question: yes, instead of storing metadata about links you click now Twitter stores a log that explicitly contains everything you've ever clicked, the tweet you got a link from, & precise timestamp of that click (great for deanonymizing cross site activity!)
  11. The thing that most people don't seem to understand is that surveillance capitalism means that the systems of ad tech can be very good at tracking you individually, great for use by cops, pretty nifty for propoganda, and still terrible for satisfying standard marketing outcomes.
  12. …in reply to @Chronotope
    So I ran an export of my data from Twitter and guess what! There's a new file that wasn't there in 2018 'user-link-clicks.js' which logs links I clicked on, what tweets they were in, the url those links resolve to & the time stamp of when I clicked, starting 05-13-2020.
    oh my god twitter doesn’t include alt text from images in their API
  13. I have some concerns about Post that are only getting deeper.
  14. …in reply to @Chronotope
    OMNY is intended by the MTA to phase out Metrocard. If it does, that means a private company will have detailed travel records, linked to cellphone and credit card IDs, about the millions of New Yorkers who use subways or buses in our city...
  15. I won’t bury the lede, y’all—effective today Netlify is now sponsoring full time open source development for eleven_ty! 🥳 Watch this: eleven_ty/1493284209925967872/video/1
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  16. …in reply to @Chronotope
    The problem isn't just that the internet is full of fakery and bullshit and bad numbers and malfunctioning metrics and bullshitters and fraudsters. The problem is that all the fake shit is layered on top of other fake shit and it just COMPOUNDS itself...
  17. I don't know how to tell you this but Microsoft is cool now.
  18. …in reply to @Chronotope
    In case you were interested in other useful comparisons. 14% of Ma's wealth would double the CDC's annual budget for FY2019
  19. …in reply to @Chronotope
    whole lotta people real concerned with Jack Ma's feelings, apparently.

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