I felt so disappointed recently when I found out through my niece and nephew who are in grade 8 and 7 in Halton, Ontario, that their schools use Google Classroom as their primary digital learning and classroom interaction platform.
Even more disturbing was their complete dependence on Google Search for anything and everything to do with the internet.
They do not understand that Google Search is just one search engine among many. For them, the internet begins and ends with Google.
@kensanata first time i visited europe i was surprised by how much people in a 'first world' country could actually live their whole lives thinking they are 'good people' and 'do no harm to others' (and really, they're not doing anything wrong) and recycling and being nice to their neighbors. without realizing they were working for companies that actively engaged in social exploitation in far-away lands, buying things made by someone that makes 1 dollar a day etc.
because in these first world country everything is so clean and orderly. and the trains come on time and you don't see poor people on the streets. poverty is elsewhere. but it's hard to see how much your life impacts poverty across the globe in these situations. we need to remember, as david harvey always says, how did the food we eat was produced. the things we buy. why are they so cheap? how can i buy a shirt for 5 dollars if getting a haircut where i live costs 4x that?
How to de-Google-ify your website to make it faster and more visitor friendly https://markosaric.com/degoogleify/
Save the Internet, boycott #Cloudflare ! https://codeberg.org/crimeflare/cloudflare-tor/src/branch/master/README_short.md
#Google is linked to CBP & #ClimateDenial, & yet still manages to get criticism from notorious right-wing scumbag #PeterThiel for avoiding a Pentagon project: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-customs-border-protection-testing-google-cloud-anthos-2019-8?international=true&r=US&IR=T. #xenophobia #immigration #badonbad
AT&T is blocking #Tutanota: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/att-blocks-tutanota/ I have no sympathy for #ATT customers - they're supporting a notorious #privacy abuser who took part in project #Fairview, helps #ICE, sponsors #Foxnews, has #Koch ties, fed #Cloakroom, bribed Miguel Santiago in another #netneutrality attack, etc.
NPR is broadcasting a story on banning cashless stores right now. #WarOnCash
📰 Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany | Tony Paterson
That's _immigrant_ workforce the name of the company, HESS refers to one of Hitlers deputies, they wore "black uniforms, boots and with military haircuts", "Thor Steinar" brand clothing that Amazon doesn't sell because it's associated with the far right.
#Michelob just ran a #Superbowl ad claiming if you buy a 6-pack, they will convert 6 sq.ft. of land into organic (non #GMO) farmland. Yet most viewers don't know that Anheuser-Busch owns Michelob. A/B is an #ALEC member, thus finances #climateDenial, lobbies against environmental protections, & supports #republican candidates. Don't be fooled by this ad.
Its a part of the #OMN