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Using # platforms is often framed in terms of "pragmatism".

That's what they'd have you believe.

It''s pure marketing.

Choosing such a platform and thus forcing others into it is *not* a neutral choice if there are any accessible alternatives!

By forcing people onto it, you make yourself their unpaid marketing tool: that's the prized network effect!

The only excuse: most people simply aren't aware of that.

But it's foolish and unethical to knowingly contribute to it.


On behalf of the # community that has long been saying that # is fundamentally incompatible with democracy and a graver national security threat than terrorism, I'd like to say:

We fucking told you so!

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# family / # culture wars


What's the one thing every web user can do to fight # ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

https://notochrome.org/

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I want to browse the web, I don't want Google to browse me


Here's a new # I've started which interviews # maverick renegades who are pushing back against # monopolies, # and # and more # https://wedont.stream


Lucky to talk to Ania Piotrowska from Nym as part of my # #

Nym promises to be the 'better than #' anonymous network - a bold claim but one she says they don't make lightly.

https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2021/03/the-better-than-tor-anonymous-network-with-ania-piotrowska/ # #


“[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.

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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/


Free Software Under Attack

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We won't let them crash our party.

A call for decentralizing collective technology production out of the # co-opted community spaces.

https://ps.zoethical.org/offdem-manifesto

Boost, sign, criticize.
A poster saying: OPEN FOR FREEDOM DESIRE EMANCIPATION MEANING

with an OFFDEM logo (which is a power button as a smiling punk with a mohawk haircut)


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.

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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.”

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- 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