Wait when did the NYT start running @firstname.lastname@example.org’s old @email@example.com posts from 2003. He’s literally been writing this warning for that long. Woulda been good if they’d listened.
Turns out even #google is in on the datamining party. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/
George Orwell must be rolling in his grave. When will the #privacy nightmare stop?
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lots of progressives think the state is an agent of equality, but that's completely backward. the state has always maintained and created classes, hierarchies, and privileges. even the idea of a state means a class of people or a set of institutions existing over society, and enforcing its interests. it *is* inequality. it can't be anything else.
Maybe its best I do a new #intro since i switched accounts.
I'm currently working on a new social movement/tech community whose main goal is to use tech to replace our current system of government and capitalism, with an egalitarian, communal anarchist, automation driven society.
Currently Away for a while
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.