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RT @mcpaccard@twitter.com

Jour important pour nos libertés : @framasoft@twitter.com lance sa campagne de financement pour lancer @JoinMobilizon@twitter.com : une plateforme d’organisation d’événements libre et décentralisée https://joinmobilizon.org/fr/

#crowdfunding #surveillanceCapitalism #logicielLibre #FOSS #mobilizon #fediverse


 
An important day for our freedom to organize freely without being spied on: @Framasoft has just launched their crowdfunding campaign to develop @mobilizon a decentralized and federated platform for event organization

https://joinmobilizon.org/en/

Spread the word!

#crowdfunding #surveillanceCapitalism #FOSS #mobilizon #fediverse


 
Jour important pour nos libertés : @Framasoft lance sa campagne de financement pour lancer @mobilizon une plateforme d’organisation d’événements libre et décentralisée https://joinmobilizon.org/fr/

Contribuez / faites passer le mot !

#crowdfunding #surveillanceCapitalism #logicielLibre #FOSS #mobilizon #fediverse


 
“Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good … Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.” – NYTimes “The Privacy Project”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/opinion/google-sundar-pichai-privacy.html#click=https://t.co/yMiIlMwdce

1. Fuck you, Sundar
2. Fuck you, NYTimes, and fuck your “privacy project”, you whitewashing muppets

#SurveillanceCapitalism #WhiteWashing #BigData #BigTech #Google #NYTimes


 
Google headlining “Digital Wellbeing” festival, major whitewashing of surveillance capitalism going on right now.

If you want to help me call bullshit on this on birdsite, RTs etc. welcome: https://mobile.twitter.com/aral/status/1124245429523238912

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google #FuckGoogle #whitewashing #privacywashing #privacy #HumanRights


 
"Meanwhile, a list of Google Policy Fellows for 2014 included individuals from a range of nonprofit organizations whom one would expect to be leading the fight against the corporation's concentrations of information and power, including the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, the National Consumers League, the Citizen Lab, and the Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles."

- Shoshana Zuboff
pg. 126, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

#SurveillanceCapitalism

@aral called this "institutional corruption". It seems more like infiltration to me. It is more consistent with their government lobbying efforts and swapping of employees between the US government agencies and Google.

This doesn't mean that EFF is corrupt as a whole, but Google infiltrates some of their employees into it, Facebook hires some EFF employees as privacy specialists etc.

But given a long enough time span, it might even lead to institutional corruption once the employees appointed by surveillance capitalists rise in ranks at these institutions.


 
Oh me so shocked! Why factory farm act so bad? Factory farm our friend, no? Factory farm love us.

Doodles! Doodles! Doodles!

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
Just had a look through #uBlockOrigin's readme, and I love them, such a good bunch of humans.
"[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of blocking = theft is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to #privacy."
Ads, "unintrusive" or not, are just the visible portions of privacy-invading apparatus entering your browser when you visit most sites nowadays. uBlock Origin's main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus — in a way that welcomes those users who don't wish to use more technical, involved means (such as uMatrix).
Wanted to give them money, but:
"Free. Open source. For users by users. No donations sought."
✊ 🌈

#advertising #surveillanceCapitalism


 
Just had a look through #uBlockOrigin's readme, and I love them, such a good bunch of humans.
"[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of blocking = theft is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to #privacy."
Ads, "unintrusive" or not, are just the visible portions of privacy-invading apparatus entering your browser when you visit most sites nowadays. uBlock Origin's main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus — in a way that welcomes those users who don't wish to use more technical, involved means (such as uMatrix).
Wanted to give them money, but:
"Free. Open source. For users by users. No donations sought."
✊ 🌈

#advertising #surveillanceCapitalism


 
fair points. But privacy is only a subset of a much larger concern, which is about *control*. Putting aside the argument we could have over the "black box" part of my post, the fact remains that:

> outsourcing processing work to the user's PC - via JS - is exactly how #SurveillanceCapitalism achieves massive scale, while claiming that #ThereIsNoAlternative to centralized server infrastructure.
@aral


 
that's a fine distinction. As a developer, you're in a better position than I am to know. But you'll need to convince me. Because it seems to me that outsourcing processing work to the user's PC - via JS black boxes - is exactly how #SurveillanceCapitalism achieves massive scale, while claiming that #ThereIsNoAlternative to centralized server infrastructure. A myth they've propagated so effectively that even many developers have started believing it:
https://signal.org/blog/the-ecosystem-is-moving/


 
World’s #1 surveillance capitalist is platinum sponsor of Debian Conference #DebConf

https://bits.debian.org/2019/03/google-platinum-debconf19.html

In case you were wondering if “open source” gives a rat’s ass about your privacy, the answer is a platinum no.

#Linux <3 #SurveillanceCapitalism

HT @schestowitz


 
Developers, we can clean the Web of Google surveillance one site and one service at a time. What do you say?

https://help.slides.com/forums/175819-general/suggestions/37184044-disable-google-analytics

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
“On the official government websites of 25 EU member states, the French government had the highest number of ad trackers on its site, with 52 different companies tracking users’ behavior.”
“Bravo” @gouvernementFR! #SurveillanceCapitalism https://on.ft.com/2F8WPk9

https://twitter.com/skynebula/status/1107571338913464320
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RT https://twitter.com/skynebula
“On the official government websites of 25 EU member states, the French government had the highest number of ad trackers on its site, with 52 different companies tracking users’ behavior.”

“Bravo” @gouvernementFR!
#SurveillanceCapitalism

https://on.ft.com/2F8WPk9
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Btw, I've totally stolen @aral's "Bullshit Tree" analogy on a comment I recently did on Reddit. But the subject is practically the same subject. Especially within an industry like Esports, that are more than plagued by #VentureCapitalism and #SurveillanceCapitalism.
https://www.reddit.com/r/esports/comments/azwkca/capitalism_is_ruining_esports/eiax368/


 
Was live on Al Jazeera. You can rewind the live feed on the (spit) YouTube version ~10 minutes if you want to watch it (while Alphabet, Inc. watches you watching it).

https://www.aljazeera.com/live/

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked

It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".

It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.

https://gitlab.com/gkrishnaks/cloud-firewall/blob/master/README.md

Also listed on #HumaneTech Awesome list. #CloudFirewall #SurveillanceCapitalism #Cloud #Privacy #Security #Decentralization

Pics:🖥 📱
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Q. What should I use to protect myself from surveillance on a Chromebook?

A. A hammer.

#Privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism


 
Welcome to 2019. Your surveillance device is now foldable.

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
Does this mean #EFF is scrapping its Google Public Policy Fellow position and getting out of bed with the surveillance capitalist Google?

Birdsite link (please feel free to RT/fav to help raise awareness about #InstitutionalCorruption and #SurveillanceCapitalism):

https://mobile.twitter.com/aral/status/1098849434866237440


 
Excuse me, your unicorn keeps shitting in my back yard, can he please not? | Aral Balkan | DOKUTECH - PeerTube on Mastodon.host
https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/ce2dc942-d141-4828-803d-5f0c28d5393e

Pass this one on! Another easy to understand talk by @aral that illustrates what's at stake regarding #surveillancecapitalism

#google #facebook #data #cyborgrights #privacy #gafam


 
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

#InstitutionalCorruption #SurveillanceCapitalism


 
In case you want to help me raise awareness about institutional corruption on birdsite (repost, updated link):

https://twitter.com/aral/status/1089095326005424128

A big thank you to Google and Facebook for protecting our data & democracy & sponsoring @CPDPconferences (Data Protection & Democracy) alongside other similar organisations like @apple, @bitsoffreedom, @EPICprivacy, @mozilla, @privacy_salon & @accessnow.

https://www.cpdpconferences.org

#SurveillanceCapitalism #whitewashing #InstitutionalCorruption #FundingMatters


 
#surveillancecapitalism enthusiast Craig Lloyd is promoting #surveillance devices that abuse your neighbours and anyone else who walks past your house. What a reckless fool.


 
Snowden on Kashmir Hill's "Goodbye Big Five": "Look at the numbers on this chart and tell me this series wasn't worth writing. This is quality public service journalism." #Librem #SurveillanceCapitalism https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
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German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business

https://www.wired.com/story/germany-facebook-antitrust-ruling/

Some good news to kick off the weekend with.

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/facebook-just-hired-a-handful-of-its-toughest-privacy-critics/

*worriedly checks self* Oh, phew, you mean the ones who were up for sale and never really its critics to begin with.

Also see: https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/101488404889934170

#SurveillanceCapitalism #WhiteWashing #Corruption Via @foggy


 
our @diggity of @privacylab on Google surveillance: “Google’s the biggest threat in sheer size and the amount of data they have. And they’re really good at crunching that data...” #SurveillanceCapitalism https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-of-my-life-it-screwed-up-everything-1830565500
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“I'm not interested in punishing people for using any particular provider. If Geary nags people for using Gmail or whatever the evil company of the month is, then people will just stop using Geary.”

https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/geary/merge_requests/26#note_422142

“When you’re neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu

The services of surveillance capitalists, if included at all in ethical technology, should come with tobacco-style warnings.

#OpenSource #SurveillanceCapitalism


 
“How many ad blocks could an ad slinger block if an ad slinger could block blocks?

Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break content-blocking extensions, including various ad blockers … Adblock Plus will most likely not be affected”

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/google_chrome_browser_ad_content_block_change/

PS. Guess who gets millions from Google not to block Google?

Hint: A_block _lus.

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google #Chromium #Chrome #ChromeOS #Chromebook


 
World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.

Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.

Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=896897&desc=2#c23

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google


 
@aral

The ONLY way to #free people is #education: on one hand we have to build systems that are easy to #hack (aka simple), on the other we must educate people to hack, to be curious, to challenge our assumptions, to break things, to try anyway, to play.

Basically, the opposite of "don't make me think" #UI philosophy.
The antidote to #SurveillanceCapitalism is to make people #think.
To train critical thinking.

Give people tools that are simpler to hack than to use.

@bob
@Tlacaelel @bhaugen


 
@paul “Google and Facebook's new tactic in the tech wars” (all the way back from 2012) makes for good background. Thanks for sharing.

http://fortune.com/2012/07/30/google-and-facebooks-new-tactic-in-the-tech-wars/" target="_blank">https://web.archive.org/web/20180710150322/http://fortune.com/2012/07/30/google-and-facebooks-new-tactic-in-the-tech-wars/

#SurveillanceCapitalism


 
Terrible solution. Helps nasty #surveillance firms make sales while pretending that the #privacy problems go away. #listeningDevices for #surveillanceCapitalism still.


 
Terrible solution. Helps nasty #surveillance firms make sales while pretending that the #privacy problems go away. #listeningDevices for #surveillanceCapitalism still.


 
Here’s a French translation of my post – I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all) – by the lovely folks at @nothing2hide – tell your Francophone friends :)

https://nothing2hide.org/fr/2019/01/16/il-ny-a-aucun-probleme-ni-avec-facebook-ni-avec-google/

#SurveillanceCapitalism #InstitutionalCorruption


 
What @conservancy is doing here is unconscionable: https://2019.copyleftconf.org/sponsors/

Just wrote to RMS to try and understand what the fuck is going on and why the FSF logo is being used to whitewash Google and Microsoft.

#InstitutionalCorruption #SurveillanceCapitalism
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@drb Do you feel the problem is with the people you mention or with a socio-economic system and an industry where 99.99999% of all investment goes into building such surveillance-based devices?

#VictimBlaming #SurveillanceCapitalism