As many have pointed out, there are many different kinds of fake news. Or, as we put it in a forthcoming paper with colleagues, there are many different “shades of fakeness.” So much is evident in what one might call “controversies of classification” (around a list of false, misleading, clickbaity, and satirical sources by Melissa …

It’s important to acknowledge that, most of the time, the underlying problem human rights organisations are trying to solve isn’t technical. It’s often a bureaucratic, institutional, process or workflow problem, and technology won’t solve it (and might exacerbate it). Human rights work attempts to prevent the abusive deployment of power against those who have little …

Instapaper Premium is now free for everyone

instapaper: Today we’re making Instapaper Premium available to all Instapaper users, free of charge. Instapaper Premium is the best way to experience all that Instapaper has to offer, and we’re excited to open it up to everyone. Before, some of our greatest features were limited to Instapaper Premium subscribers. Now that we’re better resourced, we’re …

Mailbox the App to Shut Down

Dropbox, the company owning the great email app Mailbox, announced they’ll be shutting down the app on Feb 26th, reminding users everywhere that the structure of your digital daily life is dependent on corporate decisions. (The announcement was made in December, I only noticed it today based on this slightly dramatic Jezebel article.)