Mesh++ raises $4.9M to make the world more connected than ever https://tcrn.ch/30Qnp00 via @TechCrunch @stevesong @cashel @JohnDGarrity
Is Sci-Hub a pirate infrastructure? (or a legit #OpenScience initiative)
Don't miss this @EPFLcdh / @lhst_epfl seminar on 'Governing Digital Knowledge Infrastructures' with Pierre Mounier @piotrr70 & Chérifa Boukacem @BoukacemZeg - More info: https://memento.epfl.ch/event/governing-digital-knowledge-infrastructures-sci-hu/
There are so many useful tools around Wikidata that it's easy to overlook some of the best ones or miss some completely. The new Wikimedia Toolhub makes it easy to find the tool you need: https://toolhub.wikimedia.org
more on trump making mastodon based service. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/nice-start-trumps-truth-app-may-violate-terms-of-open-source-code-its-built-on aparently they modified the code(bad for security very bad) and not respecting the GPL and pushing up-stream... #fucktrump #respectGPL
Today @Jan_Ainali and I are hosting our first @govdirectory collaboration hour! So if you are looking to get started with Govdirectory by editing Wikidata, contributing to the open-source project, or just want to chat we will be there! #CivicTech #OpenGov https://twitter.com/govdirectory/status/1449291076473397248
@urbanjodi This also means that if a candidate of one party is more approachable and answers reasonable questions on Twitter, then our friendly exchanges will tend to suggest that I support their party. I suspect this is what has put me in the “orange” cluster of @bluebiscotti’s graphic.
Let's face it, #Eskom's debt (which is effectively a national one) is largely a climate debt. We have been smelting other people's aluminium at a loss for 40 years. @Tuniciap #MoveTheDamnSmelters
In this @mailandguardian piece, Tunicia Phillips, a reporting fellow funded by OSF-SA, shines the spotlight on @COP26, in the hopes that the event takes a step toward resolving challenges related to losses & damage from extreme weather…
One wonders whether the Outer Space treaty needs to be revised... corporations love to get outside of jurisdictions...
Meet Starlab: Private Space Station Planned To Fly In 2027 https://bit.ly/3nb7tNm
Two quibbles: not all Metros use the mayoral committee model (alternative is multi-party Exec. Comm); and, when counting candidate votes toward PR, only those of the unsuccessful candidates are used.
After launching https://mycandidate.opencitieslab.org/ the No.1 FAQ by FAR has been "why are these candidates running in so many wards?" Is that allowed? Why do they do that? Well, its not about the ward ballot, but about h…
Strategies and Tools for #CommunityNetwork Monitoring: https://www.internetsociety.org/events/summit-community-networks-africa/2021-22/event-2/
Wow. It seems that the new Trump Social Network is a Mastodon fork. Nextcloud Social is also using ActivityPub as the same API. I guess we need to implement strong new blocking features now. https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/21/22738240/donald-trump-truth-social-spac-dwac-stock-merger
Where did you get my phone number? https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/south-africa/where-did-you-get-my-telephone-number/ #POPIA
MTN SA Launches MTN Online School - TechFinancials https://www.techfinancials.co.za/2021/10/21/mtn-sa-launches-mtn-online-school/
"We need to move from the more circumscribed arena of algorithmic accountability, to the larger question of how algorithmic systems shape our capacity to dissent." –@SareetaAmrute https://medium.com/a-new-ai-lexicon/a-new-ai-lexicon-dissent-2b7861cad5ff
I wasn't properly awake but great to be interviewed by @bbcBola on @bbcworldservice on our new @ADRNorg @IDS_UK research on protecting citizens against violations of #privacy rights in Egypt Kenya Nigeria Senegal South African and Sudan. #digitalrights https://www.ids.ac.uk/projects/surveillance-legislation-in-africa/
Be sure to join us on the 27th of October 2021, 11:00, at our upcoming webinar, as we unpack everything related to Prior Authorisation. To register and be part of the conversation use this link https://gcis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nx4MY73XRwOyASXvUcq8iw #POPIA
SADC envoy will get to #eswatini, check into a nice hotel, consult the monarchy and government ministers, schedule meetings with 2 civic actors just for appearances and leave. We will not hear from them again. https://twitter.com/bdlivesa/status/1450879053053956104