Campaign to get marketing companies to refuse work for tobacco and vaping companies #sxsw
US Pol, Net Neutrality stuff
I really don't understand Ajit Pai. No matter how things end there isn't a good result for him. Yeah, he may just be evil, but I can't figure out what he gains from what he is doing.
If he doesn't succeed in destroying the open internet than he is going to be demonised for the rest of his life, and if he succeeds Trump destroys everything he touches, so there isn't really any hope of reward there.
I don't get it.
The eminently electable Bernie Sanders enjoys strong support from African-Americans and young people
We blamed the jews, the mexican immigrants, the middle east "terrorists", the gays, the blacks, and just about every other minority group there is. How bout we blame the billionaires and politicians who are screwing over our economy, our society and our planet. Maybe then we can actually get something done. #anticapitalist #ancom #anarchocommunism
RaCiSm dOeSn'T ExIsT aNyMoRe
Finally! Here's to hoping we can get some peace and quiet on the interwebz
Our online space is already woefully insecure and broken. The last thing we need is backdoors in encryption. Furthermore, switching to "responsible encryption" won't actually stop criminals. Strong encryption already exists. The tools exist, the algorithms and protocols exist. Crippling our encryption wont weaken theirs. It just makes it easier for them to attack us. #privacy #security
This is basically our future. Companies having complete control of our every day lives, using closed sourced proprietary black boxes, staffed by people who only care about profit and couldnt care less about the unforseen consequences their technology creates. And aparently, these pervasive, all powerful companies have no accountability or responsibility whatsoever. Even if it kills people. #anticapitalism
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?
the state and equality
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.