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Let's kick Google out of our neighborhoods and out of our lives, online and offline!

First Kreuzberg, then the World!

!!! mastodon.social/media/lgFtQTLm

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Google plans to implant a "Google Campus" in Kreuzberg, Berlin. We, as a decentralized network of people are committed to not letting our beloved city be taken over by this law- and tax-evading company that is building a dystopian future.

fuckoffgoogle.de/

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Browsing YouTube today showed me a nice "A privacy reminder from YouTube, a Google company" popup, which is immediately suspicious.

Turns out the "popup" that prompts you to click "I agree" almost immediately is taking your permission to track your browsing activity WHEN YOU'RE SIGNED OUT of YouTube. Attaching a few choice screenshots. Be careful.

Also, if you DON'T want your data to be used by Google Analytics, you can download a browser add-on to "opt out" 😬

#privacy #google #dobeevil

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te rastrea aunque de manera explícita le hayas dicho que no lo haga:

An AP investigation found that Google saves your location history even if you’ve paused “Location History” on mobile devices. This map shows where Princeton privacy researcher Gunes Acar travelled over several days, from data saved to his Google account despite “Location History” being off.

apnews.com/828aefab64d4411bac2

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Google says you can turn off its location tracking services on your phone at any time. An AP investigation has found that isn't true. t.co/wRqGuz3uL5

via twitter.com/AP/status/10289858

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#Google will zurück auf den chinesischen Markt – mit einer Suchmaschine, die in China zensierte Seiten erst gar nicht auflistet und kritische Suchanfragen blockiert.

2010 hatte sich Google nach viel Kritik aus China zurückgezogen.

theintercept.com/2018/08/01/go

#Dragonfly #Zensur /c

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Documents seen by The Intercept, marked “Google confidential,” say that Google’s Chinese search app will automatically identify and filter websites blocked by the Great Firewall. When a person carries out a search, banned websites will be removed from the first page of results, and a disclaimer will be displayed stating that “some results may have been removed due to statutory requirements.” Examples ... include BBC and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

theintercept.com/2018/08/01/go

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Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.

theintercept.com/2018/08/01/go

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Dear , has anyone done an independent security analysis of Google Compute Engine / Google Cloud Platform data encryption?

So far I was only able to find Google's marketing:
cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2

...but no actual technical info. And what I found suggests (unsurprisingly) that has access to the encryption keys.

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How about we take the billions that Google and other surveillance capitalists have been fined in the EU and invest them in organisations making ethical (free and open, decentralised, and interoperable) alternatives to surveillance capitalism.

#ethicaltechnology #ethicaldesign

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Saturday 28.07 Kiezspaziergang (neighborhood tour) and Demonstration

against Gentrification and Capitalism 16:00 Kottbusser Tor (U8/U1)

googlecampusverhindern.blogspo

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's class system in the workplace.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Is this what we want as a model for our lives? Is this what we want to blindly accept and copy/paste in , , , and everywhere else?

(Also, what about the yellow badges...?)

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#ArsTechnica is running this story from 2013 again, stating that essentially nothing has changed in Google's strategy, and adding a few updates from 2018.

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#Google’s iron grip on #Android: Controlling #OpenSource by any means necessary

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/0
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This corporate form of 'open source' is exactly what the Free Software movement has been warning about.

#FOSS is not just for nerds - it affects our 'non-techie' friends too! It's just not a technology issue - it's a global social issue.

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Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)

= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.

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En route pour le marché des Lices à Rennes et faire #mednum et contre-atelier sauvage à g00gle.

Râler ne peut pas être suffisant lorsque votre village est colonisé et vos intimités volées.

#nog00gle #fuckoffgoogle

(Si vous êtes dans le coin, on se croque des saveurs ensemble ?)

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