Facebook Blocks News in Australia, Diverging With Google on Proposed Law (nytimes.com)
With Australia moving to make the tech companies pay for news, Facebook took a hard line, while Google has struck deals to pay publishers.

Government services and NGOs and more getting blocked on Facebook so they don’t need to pay journalists for the work. Another example of why shouldn’t rely on free platforms. You need a site that you own and to encourage people to use it else your work just becomes “collateral damage”.

The sooner the world stops using Mark’s site as an internet portal the better.

Jeffrey Paul: Your Computer Isn't Yours (sneak.berlin)

This is spot on. I recognize that the purpose of the service from Apple is to prevent malware from running on your Mac, but it doesn’t sit right with me. Especially that the data is sent unencrypted over the net. Combined with not being able unsigned code on the M1, I’m wondering if my mid-2014 Mac might not be my last.

Whose computer is it? (tinyapps.org)
Some Apple apps bypass some network extensions and VPN Apps. Maps for example can directly access the internet bypassing any NEFilterDataProvider or NEAppProxyProviders you have running

I understand why Apple would want its apps to access the internet unencumbered by potential nefarious network filters installed on a system, but at the same time it’s my computer. And that decision should me left up to me. More and more I think my next computer should be Thinkpad running Debian.

A Conflict with RSS by capjamesgcapjamesg (jamesg.blog)
On my vacation, I took some time away from technology. I needed the break. I’ve been using technology less since I returned. I’ve been reading books. Once I have finished reading Kill Switch, the sequel to Kill Process, I’m going to read Moneyball. It’s been over a year since I read books th...

The major difference between the feeds of the Social Dilemma and your RSS feed is one is algorithmly designed to addict and manipulate, while the other is just a chronological list of stuff you’re interested in reading. What I do in these cases is I give a quick glance at the unreads for something that really interests me and then mark everything as read.

My feed list is only about 10 – 15 items at the moment, it’s quickly expanding as I find interesting people on the IndieWeb, so it may not be as viable of a strategy for a larger number of feeds.