urn:uuid:3cb807a6-5b1f-5c9c-bcef-3bdb40fd3892 Topic: Open Standards – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2021-12-15T11:27:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:dffee1c2-bae9-43a9-89d2-c22ed4c52657 2021-12-15T11:27:00Z 2021-12-15T11:27:00Z Should you fix errors and contribute to Google Maps for free? Google Maps is incredibly detailed and useful. But Google uses it for tracking and deliver ads. Should you contribute for free to build its monopoly? <p>Google Maps isn’t a public service, but we’re all treating it as such. It’s a private for-profit enterprise, and it wants you to work for it for free. So, should you help improve Google Maps for your community? — or not?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/maps-public-service.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9995d395-815d-476c-aef3-0711ce26866f 2020-01-29T02:27:00Z 2020-01-29T02:27:00Z The need for adversarial tech-interoperability legislation Legislating open protocols and adversarial interoperability can help ensure more competition in the digital services market. <p>In the words of Cory Doctorow: “<em>Interoperability</em> is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service”. The tech market has moved further and further away from interoperable standards in favor of vendor-lock-in or “silos” over the last decade.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/interoperable-cloud-legislation.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9232dce3-e424-4943-84e0-aaa2b1e4f59f 2019-03-05T06:58:00Z 2021-04-14T14:23:00Z ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org comparison Comparison review of the two secure PGP-oriented email providers ProtonMail vs Mailbox.org. A huge price discrepancy for the same service. <p>I’ve frequently been requested to compare Mailbox.org and ProtonMail ever since I published my review of Mailbox.org. Both of these email service providers focus on customer privacy. Both offers webmail front ends with support for Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) end-to-end encryption in addition to PGP for at-rest encryption of all messages directly from the web browser.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/protonmail-vs-mailbox.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5f2bec03-79f2-4dfc-868d-37536b35170d 2018-07-09T14:49:00Z 2020-04-14T00:12:00Z Firefox, Security Keys, U2F, and Google Advanced Protection How to use U2F security keys (USB A or C, Bluetooth, others) with Firefox and Google’s Advanced Account Protection program. <p>Advanced Protection for Google Accounts uses a legacy web technology that’s only partially supported in Firefox. Here is how you get started with physical security keys and extra protections for your Google Account in Firefox.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/firefox-u2f-google.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6338c9e3-d59c-4a0a-85f2-f92543330f0a 2018-06-25T11:47:00Z 2018-06-25T11:47:00Z New Google Podcasts app: who needs data portability anyway? The new Google Podcast app doesn’t play well with other podcast apps. It doesn’t support some podcast standards, or importing or exporting subscriptions. <p>Google introduced a new app for podcasts this week called Google Podcasts. Unlike most other podcast apps that are built on open standards; Google focuses on “content discovery” and curation, and a complete lack of interoperability and data portability.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/google-podcasts-data-portability.html">Read more …</a></p>