Save Netflix! | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Oh, not today’s Netflix. The Netflix you’re using today is fine. It made it—got to do something daring and edgy, prove out its model, and become part of the establishment.
But the next Netflix—the company so cool it makes Netflix look like Blockbuster Video—that Netflix is practically dead in the water.

Angola’s Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism | Motherboard

Really cool story, feels almost like speculative fiction. What if we gave free access to only Wikipedia and Facebook to a group of people? In this case, it seems they would learn to use it for sharing pirated material using stenography techniques! Unsurprisingly, some entities are upset by this. To their credit, Wikimedia is taking a “wait and see” approach and figuring out how to handle it without choosing the heavy-handed option of “ban all Angolans from editing Wikipedia”.

Angolan’s pirates are learning how to organize online, they’re learning how to cover their tracks, they are learning how to direct people toward information and how to hide and share files. Many of these skills are the same ones that would come in handy for a dissident or a protestor or an activist. Considering that Angola has had an autocratic leader in power for more than 35 years, well, those are skills that might come in handy one day.

TL;DR: Progressive Web Apps # Why @HenrikJoreteg switched to Android after 7 years of iOS

This is a great idea, and I’m into it. When the iPhone and iOS launched, the pitch was that it didn’t need apps—the browser could do everything we needed.

Now, years later, it’s getting to the point where it truly can… except, maybe Apple doesn’t want it to.

This was my first experience with Apple lagging behind in implementing new web APIs. Though Chrome and FireFox were both actively implementing and excited about WebRTC, there was not a peep from Apple. iOS still hasn’t added WebRTC support to this day. Though, they’ve apparently been hiring WebRTC engineers of the Safari team. So here’s hoping…

But it kinda makes sense, right? Why would they? They’d rather you use FaceTime, right?

They seem fine with improving the browser engine, but seem very slow to do anything that involves increasing the web’s reach in the OS.

Why I switched to Android after 7 years of iOS