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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.

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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!


@polychrome I don't want to opt-out, I want Google to kindly request people to opt-in or #FuckOffGoogle

Si vous connaissez des thèmes #WordPress sans font Google je veux bien.
#fuckoffgoogle et son tracker dans les font

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.



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 but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.


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:

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."


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. "

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


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

"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"

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