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I am a researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

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Another bri.gy test

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Testing bridgy federation

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Do updates create a new event?

Update for another test.

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Watched IO

Not a very subtle, but a very beautiful story about humans' relation to our planet. I hope I don't look back to this in 30 years and see how it predicted our approach to climate change.

Watched on Netflix

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A superhero series about messed up childhood and emotional baggage. A lot of the plot is everybody running around, just missing each other and not owning cellphones. One of the characters carries the plot forward, while everyone else is busy figuring out their emotional damage. If you've ever seen anything with superheroes, you know how this ends.

Watched on Netflix

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Watched Nightflyers s1

Space series that hovers between horror and psychedelia. Can be an entertaining watch if you don't mind that the plot makes absolutely no sense and the characters keep making incredibly bad choices. I like the theme of encountering something so alien that it goes beyond your comprehension, but there are probably better ways to handle that theme.

Watched on Netflix

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Checked into Copenhagen

Research visit to ITU.

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If Facebook had your personal data, now everyone else does too

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The New York Times details how Facebook has shared user data without their consent to other companies. At least:

  • Microsoft's Bing search engine could see the names of your friends
  • Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada(!) could read your private messages
  • Sony, Microsoft and Amazon could get your email addresses
  • Pandora and Rotten Tomatoes got to hold on to all the personal data Facebook leaked earlier
  • Yandex had access to your unique user IDs
  • Apple got access to your contact numbers and calendar entires, even if you disabled all sharing
  • Other phone manufacturers -- at least Blackberry and Huawei -- got access to your friends and probably other personal information

According to the investigation, there was practically no oversight on how that data was used. An early Facebook investor, Roger McNamee sums it nicely in the article:

“No one should trust Facebook until they change their business model.”

What should you do? If you're in Europe, ask Facebook to delete all your data you think it shouldn't have. Thanks to the European GDPR regulation, they will honor that request. (If you're not in Europe, lobby for better legistlation.)

Stop using all the Facebook products you can. Even if you can't delete your account, consider using alternatives when possible.

Specifically, use WhatsApp instead of Facebook Messenger, if you have to continue using Facebook's messenger services. Facebook can read your Messenger messages (and shares them with others), but can't read WhatsApp messages.

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Watched Mr. Robot s3

This season plays less realities, but gets more personal. It's a good season, but only if you were alredy into the characters. Still enjoying the aesthetics.

Watched on HBO Nordic

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Checked into Bergen

Nordic DiGRA 2018.