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How a neighbourhood took on and won

When Google wants to do something, it usually gets its way. Not so in one Berlin neighbourhood. .../... the [campus] plans riled local activists and neighbourhood groups, who had concerns about gentrification and rising rents, and in some cases harboured specific anti-Google sentiment on issues such as tax and data privacy.

wired.co.uk/article/google-cam

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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

If the current fiasco doesn't convince you that does NOT want to contribute to , only take advantage of it, I don't know what will.

@FuckOffGoogle

RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vec but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

Search results without being spyed on. no 'filter bubble'.

"Results are obtained -via proxy- from Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. to ensure you will not disclose any personal or behavioural data to these companies. These results are "neutral" ie. not influenced by your profile (you are out of the "filter bubble" designed to serve you ads you are more likely to click...)."

by @FuckOffGoogle
search.fuckoffgoogle.net/

You are in Switzerland and you want to kick and the out of public schools?

Do you want a publicly financed (F)OS video platform for research and ?

Then sign this petition:

video-conference-petition.ch/

A greener future doesn't involve surveillance capitalism. It involves a small, lightweight web which isn't recording your every move in some data center and then running a bunch of servers to extract a pattern they can sell to advertisers. This trend has to stop.
A green future relies on a small web, where services are hosted close to the people, in small human-scale facilities, which don't upgrade their hardware because they made some custom silicon to better sell you (TPUs)

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No information on the lifetime of this hardware, how much they have, how much is replaced and how they calculate the emissions associated with it. This is just 'theater' without any meaningful analysis.
On another note, I wonder if they estimate the emissions they cause by the bloat they've added to every single webapp over the years. Which eventually causes people to buy fancy powerful machines just to read their e-mail. Or how about the emission related to storing and spying on their users?

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So #google claim they are carbon neutral. I don't believe that for a second. Paging through their reports for 2019 and 2018 they give virtually no detail of how their energy consumption is calculated. I suspect that the emissions and energy use from manufacturing the electronics they use far outweighs any 'green' electricity they buy. And stop dancing around the problem with 'compensation' measures. They do say they re-use or 'remanufacture' hardware, put it varies between 10-50%

Things become clear with time.

Q. Why can one not own or control one's electronics device and the software running on them?

A. Because then this would not be possible:

"Earlier this year, Google quietly published a “Device Lock Controller” app to the Play Store. It’s a way for credit providers to curtail the functionality of a phone that’s being financed if payments are missed."

9to5google.com/2020/11/07/goog

#FuckOffGoogle

le foutage de gueule d'#amazon du jour, quand tu leur demande de faire un export de tes données, ils te pondent une cinquantaine de zips différents que tu ne peux télécharger QUE un par un, et ça leur prend une semaine.
#RGPD #takeout #fuckoffamazon #fuckoffgoogle (ouais tant qu'on y est)

’s Cash Makes Rivals Less Eager for Antitrust Crackdown

"After the government sued Google as a monopolist, Corp., you’d think, might have celebrated...

Yet within hours of the federal Department of Justice filing its antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Oct. 20, Mozilla published a blog post offering a stern warning to the government: Please don’t go too far. "

inkl.com/news/google-s-cash-ma

Follow recommendation for all the #FuckOffGoogle'rs and #DeleteFacebook'ers:

@snopyta

snopyta.org/

Their motto is "self host all the things!" which is obviously a great way to stay away from #GAFAM.

Among many many other things they host #invidious #nitter and #bibliogram. Three services to access content from #Youtube, #Twitter and #Instagram without sending any data to #Google, #Twitter or #Facebook.

#LibreHosters #SurveillanceCapitalism #privacy #HostedService

#imagine on est dans une ploutocratie tellement sale qu'on ne peut plus communiquer avec quelqu'un d'autre sans qu'une entreprise qui dicte les lois et à une emprise politique absolument partout ne nous y autorise.
je ne vois pas ce qui pourrait mal se passer.
#fuckoffgoogle #fuckofffacebook

web.archive.org/web/2020090112

"Analysts must be capable of engaging and informing L7+ ER Principals (attorney stakeholders) on sensitive topics that are highly confidential, including labor organizing threats against the company, establish and track funding and activities connected to corporate campaigns (internal and external) against , and provide sophisticated analysis on these topics"

Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? We want to help you stand up for your rights! Sign and share our petition, and tell us about your school: u.fsf.org/34d

censorship on google play, fedi meta 

so google wants to throw out all fediverse clients from the play store, because one can access hate speech instances with them and they consider the client developers responsible for that

by that logic, google would have to…

1. ban all web browsers (including chrome) too, because surprise, all fedi instances have a web interface

2. ban Twitter and Fashbook too, because they're VERY tolerant of right wing hate speech (more than most mastodon and some Pleroma instances)

fuck google

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

Interne Dokumente: gibt freiwillig umfangreiche Nutzerdaten an US-Polizei

heise.de/news/Interne-Dokument

Der US-Konzern schickt offenbar regelmäßig Profile rechtsextremer Nutzer an US-Strafverfolger. Kritisierte Kommentare bleiben aber online.

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