🔗 #GamerGate [Online] Survival Guide | Jon Jones, smArtist

#GamerGate [Online] Survival Guide | Jon Jones, smArtist Here is a quick, streamlined guide on how to keep yourself safe online and make harassing you and tracking you down much more difficult. Two-factor authentication on everything. Password manager for unique, difficult passwords. Install PrivacyFix. Lock down old Facebook posts and adjust your privacy settings. Domain name whois guard. Delete old accounts. Check the internet for your personal information. Use a VPN....

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Over the course of a year, I researched and created ZXX , a disruptive typeface which takes its name from the Library of Congress’ listing of three-letter codes denoting which language a book is written in. Code “ZXX” is used when there is: “No linguistic content; Not applicable.” (via Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface — The Gradient — Walker Art Center )

🔗 Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read “I have read and agree to the Terms” is the biggest lie on the web. We aim to fix that. We are a user rights initiative to rate and label website terms & privacy policies, from very good Class A to very bad Class E.

🔗 Max Schrems: The Austrian Thorn In Facebook’s Side – Forbes

Max Schrems: The Austrian Thorn In Facebook’s Side – Forbes Description of the extent to which Facebook records and keeps information on it’s users, i.e. “nothing is ever deleted”! See also: Facebook Keeps A History Of Everyone Who Has Ever Poked You, Along With A Lot Of Other Data – Forbes

🔗 The Presentation That Inspired Google+

The Presentation That Inspired Google+ Back when he worked at Google, Facebook product manger Paul Adams did a bunch of research that he says “formed a cornerstone of the Google social strategy.” Its basic premise was that while “the social web is not going away,” Facebook and other social networks "donʼt match the social networks we already have offline."