In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a threat to user privacy and the democratic process itself.

Contra Chrome is a pretty amazing pice of work from any angle.

The fair use of Scott McCloud‘s Google-commissioned Chrome comic from 2008 is a nice touch.

Read Searching for Kid-Friendly Searching | flower.codes
I set about trying to find a kid-friendly search engine that enabled exploration, while still protecting her from the toxicity of the greater modern web. And, guess what? I failed.

And,

If my kids want to search for dinosaurs, they should be presented with educational and otherwise appropriate websites to help them learn about dinosaurs; not a full page of ads for dinosaurs before they see the actual search results

I do not see much discussion of this from within education, I wonder why not?

Liked a tweet by Sheri Edwards (Twitter)

Introduction to Web Stories (Storytime #1) https://youtu.be/MCcHkmzrIVY via @YouTube Open Source. Seems to put the creator in charge-- rather than the platform in charge of your content.

The open source and WordPress plugin make me prick up my ears. I Wonder if the open source means that the WordPress Plugin is self contained? Might be worth a test over the summer holidays.

=GOOGLETRANSLATE(A1,”en”,”fr”)

Hat tip @TheoKL

Works in Glow Blogs too.

Listened Microcast #078 — Values-based organisations from Doug Belshaw's Thought Shrapnel
This microcast covers ethics in decision-making for technology companies and (related!) some recent purchases I’ve made.

Delighted to see Doug’s microcast in his RSS feed. I also love Doug’s wrestling with his technology stack. Over the years it has gone back and forwards and is always fascinating to read Doug’s thoughts on the whys and wherefores.

Replied to Ian Guest on Twitter (Twitter)
“Did you realise you might have lost your Google 'View image' button? I didn't. "Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'" https://t.co/RW2doyhaaf via @Downes There's a lot to think about in here.”

This is fascinating to me for a couple of reasons: When I tested it I’d forgotten I’d been using duckduckgo.com on all my devices for 4 months, so I could see a view file link. Obviously I’ve not missed google searches.

Is it such a bad thing that you have to visit a site to download images. That gives you thinking time and might help you check copyright.