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But there is hope. The fight to keep technology free, fair and open isn't a destination, it's a journey. And we’re on our way up, not down, with every step we take. #IDAD eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/defe

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research zotero.org/

"...los datos empoderan y dan herramientas a los ciudadanos para diseñar sus propios espacios." Alastair Parvin, fundador de WikiHouse, sobre el derecho a construir youtube.com/watch?list=PL25CPk

Interesante entrevista a Agustín Hernández Aja sobre vulnerabilidad urbana y exclusión residencial. Habla y explica desde estos conceptos fenómenos como la turistificación y la desregulación de la vivienda de alquiler eldiario.es/economia/vulnerabi

About A.I.-based health and wellness coach apps Google is working on: "If you ask for a chicken parmesan dinner recipe, it could offer a healthier alternative instead; or if you’re streaming music at 10 p.m. and have set a goal to get more sleep, perhaps it could interrupt your music playback to remind you start getting ready for bed."
slate.com/technology/2018/08/g

Skychain skychain.global/
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death. For example, when doctors analyze X-ray lung images, they fail to diagnose early lung cancer in 69 percent of cases! There are many hundreds of examples like that in healthcare. But artificial intelligence can dramatically reduce the number of such errors!

Civic Tech Field Guide (mega-spreadsheet database). Lots of initiative and projects. It includes a section with failed projects: I really like this idea of compile fails and to document why a project has failed
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Amazon Prime’s Free, Fast Shipping

Even if Amazon optimized solely for consolidation and fuel efficiency, consumers are shopping so often that it makes sustainable, efficient delivery difficult.

That convenience is encouraging people in the US to buy more, and to make more individual purchases rather than placing a single order for several items.

voragine.net/link/the-hidden-e

@skotperez there's no ethical consumption under capitalism, but FairPhone is the best you can do, unless you want to go full Walden

You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.

Put the channel's username in this address:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.

For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):

youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?c

#RSS #BringBackRSS

Smartphone Repairability Scores

A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity.

voragine.net/link/smartphone-r

You can’t buy an ethical smartphone today.
"You have working conditions, you have environmental issues, you have problems with recycling," says Fairphone's Huhne, "it's very difficult for a single label to capture that." voragine.net/link/you-cant-buy

Confidential Mode will push users further into Google’s own walled garden while giving them what we believe are misleading assurances of privacy and security.

It’s important to note at the outset that because Confidential Mode emails are not end-to-end encrypted, Google can see the contents of your messages and has the technical capability to store them indefinitely. In other words, Confidential Mode provides zero confidentiality with regard to Google.

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/betw

Anyone here using her/his own video streaming server using free software? Recommendations?

Airbnb « not found » : nous voulons savoir ce qui se passe dans nos villes

Y a-t-il eu une augmentation significative des maisons à usage touristique ? Comment la prolifération des logements à usage touristique influe-t-elle sur le prix des loyers ? Comment ce phénomène affecte-t-il les différents quartiers ?

Pour comprendre l'impact dans nos villes des plateformes de location touristique comme Airbnb

voragine.net/fr/visualisation-
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