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Are you serious right now? You do know what Google is, right? You do understand what their business model is? I thought NGI/NLnet was purportedly about finding and supporting *alternatives* to surveillance capitalists like Google, Meta, etc., not trying to improve their PR by perpetuating the myth that they’re generally a force for good who sometimes (often) make silly mistakes.

Do better.

#ngi #nextGenerationInternet #bigTech #google #surveillanceCapitalism #pr #NLnet


“LinkedIn ran experiments on more than 20 million users over five years … The findings suggest that some users had better access to job opportunities or a meaningful difference in access to job opportunities.”

https://inkl.com/a/avvnWvSAxrA

Me, a decade ago: “you’re the lab rat”

Folks: “you’re scaremongering”

#peopleFarming #surveillanceCapitalism #youreTheLabRat #BigTech #colonialTechnology


@tennoseremel Was just reading up on it today.

Wish select boxes could track people somehow… it would’ve been in yesterday ;)

#surveillanceCapitalism


Saying you work in Big Tech because you want to “change it from within” is like saying you’re a butler for the royal family because you want to overthrow the monarchy.

#BigTech #peopleFarming #surveillanceCapitalism #developer #designer #engineer #complicity


In 2014, I gave a talk called Free is a Lie at a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen, Silicon-Valley-worshiping Big Tech/surveillance capitalism conference in the Netherlands.

Yesterday, I learned that they unlisted my talk on *spit* YouTube and that it might be removed.

https://twitter.com/ribasushi/status/1418262501704282115

https://twitter.com/l18cp/status/1418281939778277380

Today, I archived it so you can keep watching it for as long as you want to.

https://vimeo.com/578393679

#FreeIsALie #PeopleFarming #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism


Sometimes the internet is really funny - or scary.

The Chrome browser is one example.

While you believe you are browsing the web, Google is browsing you instead.

Check out Leah Elliott's comic on how Google's tracking works: https://contrachrome.com/comic/page01/

#google #surveillance #surveillancecapitalism #privacy #Fight4Privacy #tutanota
Comic on how Chrome tracks its users.


And in other unsurprising news about #Apple: Apple is building an #Ads empire, using #Privacy USP to deepen their moat.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32539762


“TikTok poses an unacceptable national security risk due to its extensive data harvesting being combined with Beijing’s apparently unchecked access to that sensitive data.” – Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This is true.

Now replace TikTok with Facebook, Snapchat, <insert Silicon Valley Big Tech corporation or startup here> and Beijing with Washington, DC and…

This is also true.

🤔

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/privacy-2/2022/07/tiktok-is-unacceptable-security-risk-and-should-be-removed-from-app-stores-says-fcc/

#peopleFarming #surveillanceCapitalism #BigTech #humanRights #democracy


“[A]s recently as June 23, Google was sharing potentially sensitive user data with a sanctioned Russian ad tech company owned by Russia’s largest state bank, according to a new report provided to ProPublica.”

https://www.propublica.org/article/google-russia-rutarget-sberbank-sanctions-ukraine

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🚨 :facebook: NEW: # is collecting ultrasensitive personal # about # seekers and enabling anti-abortion organizations to use that data as a tool to target and influence people online, in violation of its own policies and promises.

# # # #

https://themarkup.org/pixel-hunt/2022/06/15/facebook-and-anti-abortion-clinics-are-collecting-highly-sensitive-info-on-would-be-patients


# Spreading In #, Sidelining Role Of #.

My Take: putting children under 24/7 monitoring, is harmful to natural development + #.

Ex: intense security (like recent proposal to add armed taser drones + force children to train with them) may do little more than put kids in more fear.

# # # # # https://progressive.org/public-schools-advocate/surveillance-capitalism-spreading-to-schools-hillman-esquivel-220611/


Wisdom from @aral:

Venture Capital is when a group of rich douchebags get money from a group of even richer douchebags for some likely-not-rich-yet douchebags to create things that exploit the rest of us so all the douchebags involved can get richer still.

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Wisdom from @aral:

enture Capital is when a group of rich douchebags get money from a group of even richer douchebags for some likely-not-rich-yet douchebags to create things that exploit the rest of us so all the douchebags involved can get richer still.

# # # # # #


Venture Capital is when a group of rich douchebags get money from a group of even richer douchebags for some likely-not-rich-yet douchebags to create things that exploit the rest of us so all the douchebags involved can get richer still.

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IAB Europe’s consent popups are unlawful

“IAB Europe ‘was aware of risks linked to non-compliance’ and ‘was negligent.’”

IAB Europe is the online advertising industry’s (aka adtech aka the folks I call “people farmers” trade body)

https://www.iccl.ie/news/gdpr-enforcer-rules-that-iab-europes-consent-popups-are-unlawful/

Via @jayrope

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Ah, so delightfully optimised for people farming you’d almost think Google wrote it!

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Spoke to a guy once who was (is?) CEO of some startup that displayed words on top of each other. Was apparently easier for people with dyslexia to read (not sure this was ever peer reviewed).

So I ask him: “What’s your business model?”

He looks at me like I’m daft. “We know what you’re reading.”

# #


- Enable #
- Disable # Blocker

soon:

- Turn on your webcam for facial recognition, holding your social security number
- Speak your full name
- Turn on Location services
- Open this website on # or #, # is not supported
- Use # only

[ # # # ]


The downside of "noncommercial only" is that you basically cannot include such works in open source software.

You may exclude # , but your work may remain quite useless even for nice projects due to such exclusions.


Fucking hell, as some of you have pointed out in the comments, also, it’s tied to my router. I have the same router I had in Malmö. If this is not a GDPR violation, I have no idea what is.

So Mozilla – Defender of Privacy™ – is storing my location history, tied to my router, without ever having gotten consent from me to do so.

This is a fucking scandal.

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RT @utopiah@twitter.com

... but wait there is more coming at @FOSDEM@twitter.com about the # tomorrow!🤩

Guess what though : it is NOT about how a single centralized # ad-driven corporation is going to entrap us.

No, instead it is about how WE can build a better society together!🫂 https://twitter.com/matrixdotorg/status/1488906845246955524

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/utopiah/status/1490004233558663169