Posts TaggedInternet

How Lock-In Hurts Design

I was reading an article from Cory Doctorow the other day talking about design and lock-in. A lot of what he was talking about spoke to me.

The Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) Must Fail

There are few things that you can count on Congress for. Dysfunction is one, horrible laws and bills that affect the Internet is another. Right now, there is a bill in Congress called the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) that is so absolutely awful, it should not be allowed to pass. Sadly though, right now it looks like it may have the votes, and it also has the support of Joe Biden.

Further Thoughts on Reddit's API Changes

I mentioned in my last reading log that Reddit looked to be making changes to its API pricing and wanted to put down some more thoughts on the matter.

Reading List: May 21 - May 27

I unfortunately was dealing with COVID this week, so I didn't have a lot of energy to read.

There Goes the Neighborhood...

There's been a lot of drama with Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, and overall, I don't think I'm happy with where things are likely to go on the platform.

Section 230 Should Be Protected

I’m going to preface this by saying that I am by no means an expert when it comes to all the nuances of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. I do however know that Section 230 serves as the underpinning of how the current Internet works and why all the sites that we all love can survive and exist.

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

I was listening to the Reply All podcast today and they had an interesting episode regarding the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. I knew some basics about it, but never knew how general and open-ended it really was. It really is disturbing to me that people could be charged for simply violating the terms of service on a site like Facebook. It’s highly unlikely that the government will go after you for it, but it's still scary to know that the potential is there.