Journalist, geek, poet*, feminist**, climber-in-training ~Owns cats, asks awkward questions~ *part-time **full-time Tips to: natasha⟦at⟧techcrunch⟦dot⟧com #140
Barcelona y London
Joined on 5 August, 2008
I have finally installed #SignalApp but I am really not happy with the fact that apparently everyone who is on it already and who has my number, gets notified about that. Even contacts I have long deleted from my phone. Is this #privacy-friendly? Does anyone share my anger?
This is an interesting UX challenge for a privacy-focused chat app. Thoughts @moxie?
That said, having to ban an account has real and significant ramifications. While there are clear and obvious exceptions, I feel a ban is a failure of ours ultimately to promote healthy conversation. And a time for us to reflect on our operations and the environment around us.
No shit 🙄
This is heart-breaking, but the call to "get it sorted" is misplaced. It's not happening because of sortable glitches in Brexit but because what Brexit does by design is to erect barriers with the EU. Those who warned of the consequences were called fearmongers. Now it's too late
Replying to @davidallengreen: Brexit is perfectly illustrated by the UK 'taking control' of our fisheries but then not being able to export our fish…
Exclusive: Facebook has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the U.S. presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told @Reuters
But didn’t @sherylsandberg say the insurrection hadn’t been organised on Facebook? I’m confused...
"Free speech is not, and never is, absolute. What is absolute in a democracy is that the people must never allow a handful of corporate bosses who control essential communications infrastructure to dictate the boundaries of free speech" - the Open Market Institute's @barryclynn
Just had a good conversation with the Prime Minister. He has assured me that he is committed to correcting the issue with the food hampers and that a full review of the supply chain is taking place. He agrees that images of hampers being shared on Twitter are unacceptable.
Truly an excellent use of social media
This month US Americans got a small glimpse of what a coup might feel like, and they are rightly outraged. One might hope this would provoke some reflection on the *actual* coups that the US itself has perpetrated around the world. Here are some of them:
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