Choosing Signal over WhatsApp is about personal agency

Reframing the WhatsApp privacy debate It is tempting to frame the discussion about WhatsApp’s privacy policy change that enables WhatsApp to share your profile data with Facebook (even though it’s been doing this for some time without being clear about this) as being about Facebook being able to read your WhatsApp messages. That interpretation is…… Continue reading Choosing Signal over WhatsApp is about personal agency

Why I prefer to use Signal, and not WhatsApp

What’s going on with WhatsApp? WhatsApp recently notified users that we will need to agree to changes to the WhatsApp privacy policy that enable Facebook to access our WhatsApp profile data, or we will need to stop using WhatsApp. This prompted a number of renewed calls for people to switch to alternatives such as Signal,…… Continue reading Why I prefer to use Signal, and not WhatsApp

Google Wave 2.0?

According to Ars Technica - Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven't seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of "new unified communications app" that merges features from Gmail,… Continue reading Google Wave 2.0?

Office bandwidth happiness this morning

Slightly more GNAX servers By Tim Dorr, licensed CC BY-SA 2.0

Now and then I still get a kick out of these little speed tests. It looks like our office has faster connectivity these days. Really enjoying our office bandwidth and considering most of my work is Web-based, it certainly makes it a lot easier to get my work done.

Who needs a phone number when you have Skype?

I decided to explore VoIP options a few years ago and I was fairly excited about Skype Numbers for a while and subscribed. That gave me a local landline number which, when called, connected the caller to me through Skype. In theory it is a great idea but I found that the latency on the calls…… Continue reading Who needs a phone number when you have Skype?