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Ah, here's the original paper for the Petname Tool firefox extension (which is now defunct, but maybe should be resurrected): w3.org/2005/Security/usability

@cskau What softtware is your instance running, out of curiosity?

Talk by @dckc about why object capabilities (ocaps) are needed to make the web safe docs.google.com/presentation/d

@dckc certainly has experience with thinking about the design of the web: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Conn

I've known them through the channel on freenode. Interesting to see their realization that ocaps are the only safe way forward started about 10y ago when evaluating web security requirements: w3.org/blog/2008/12/web-applic

Just finished panel for #W3C Advisory Committee (about 90 tech leaders in room) about Misinfo/Disinfo/"Fake News". I think it went great. My slides: hawke.org/talk-ac-2018

Fellow panelists here in Berlin: Konrad Lischka, Jochen Spangenberg, Falk Steiner

Konrad opened with pitching algorithmic diversity via ActivityPub, but no one directly suggested #Mastodon

The #plume project has a demo instance at https://baptiste.gelez.xyz

The design could use some polish, but it's a great start. The articles federate and comments are working with external software. And it doesn't have any javascript!

Some ActivityPub implementations I know of not yet listed on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity

Aardwolf, Bridgy Fed, distbin.com, dokieli, Kroeg, Nextcloud,
places.pub, Pubstrate, Smilodon, tags.pub, Pleroma, Rustodon,
Funkwhale

I probably shouldn't edit it because of Wikipedia's policy, but maybe we should get en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Activity updated with all known implementations

RT @bnjbvr: Exciting project! Plume is a FLOSS social blogging engine that uses ActivityPub to federate with other instances, written in @r… source: twitter.com/rustlang/status/99

#GnuPG discussion on #Efail and disclosure.

Summary seems to be:

1. Using text mail rather than html mail mitigates one of the disclosed issues.

2. Disabling old ciphers or having a mail client that properly handles decryption warnings and/or sanitizes messages will work for the latter.

See mailpile's response for the latter.

lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnup

mailpile.is/blog/2018-05-14_PG

Earlier today in response to Efail I made a post saying "plaintext email is the most secure" where by plaintext I meant "not HTML" but it probably sounded like "not encrypted". I'm fairly embarrassed about the misreading caused by this naming collision. Go go encrypted email!

Sorry, I should clarify: by plaintext email I mean non-html email, not non-encrypted email: theconversation.com/the-only-s

Obviously, encrypt your email when you can.

Sorry, I should clarify: by plaintext email I mean non-html email, not non-encrypted email: theconversation.com/the-only-s

Obviously, encrypt your email when you can.

@catonano There's also a really good preface in SICM (Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics) where they tear apart how bad much of mathematical notation is. I also had a conversation with Sussman in person where I admitted how bad I am at reading math notation and he said "everyone has a hard time, because mathematical notation is a natural language"

A natural language! I never thought of it that way.

I'm still heavily hampered and embarassed by my inability to process much mathematical notation easily in compsci papers :\

@ajeremias @Jelv @cwebber I'm not a user of last.fm but Funkwhale aims to be a decentralized, federated music streaming server/application.

Federation of music content is already implemented (with room for improvement), federation of user activity (playlists, recommendations, shares...) will come later this year ;)