Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived. https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1301227394511122432
Watch this invaluable rant of @aral in front of the European Parliament.
Student of mine is conducting a survey on the barriers to uptake of alternative social media platforms. Your input would be much appreciated. Please boost.
to quote Ursula K. Le Guin:
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.
Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begins in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.
original source: https://pod.geraspora.de/posts/12162326
An employee been there for a decade and acknowledges how Facebook is screwing people over at scale. (Also people need to stop doing this “kind” shit when it’s used AGAINST said critique)
Social media has permeated practically everybody's life at this point in 2020. A cause for stress, anxiety, bad habit formation, and even addiction or worse - it is something that doesn't belong in adult human life. I can't guarantee that deleting all of your social media will make you an outstanding and terrific person, but it will make you happier in the end. - TMO
.@oensource has a great article on Nextcloud - how to build your own G-Suite alternative!
The Future of Online Identity is Decentralized
TEASER: Our investigation into companies uploading our data to Facebook for advertising led one of our staff to discover that a comedian's advertising company had her email address since 2007. There's more... 😳
Here's another interesting new app - a first version of Whiteboard, where you can draw together with others! Try it out and share your feedback.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!