Palantir is evil and so is Paypal.
Imagine a conference with lung specialists, talking about lung cancer, sponsored by Pall Mall. Then you, as a contributor, are compromised, aren't you?
This is what happened with the Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018, organised by the University of Amsterdam. This conf. was sponsored by Google and Palantir, among others.
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It doesn't actively take metrics of your interactions to gauge your social or cultural capital.
Never will it demand that you post this much to be or stay relevant to the community, disappearing into the void if you don't meet The Quota.
So please, for the love of toot, take breaks whenever you feel you need to! We'll be here when you get back!
The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics [pdf]
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Don't say women cannot be evil:
three women to be afraid of.
What options are there to avoid Google and Apple?
Sailfish (flash it yourself)
lineageos (flash it yourself)
e. foundation (now: flash it yourself, probably later: ready made)
Librem 5 (wait and see)
So, what options are there now for non tech savvy people? None
"We therefore call for:
1. The discontinuation of Palantir’s sponsorship of the Amsterdam Privacy Conference,
2. Organizers and participants alike to engage in an action-oriented discussion on corporate funding of academic events,
3. The development of rigorous criteria and guidelines for corporate sponsorship, for example, based on Human Rights Impact Assessments."
"As privacy scholars and advocates concerned with human rights, we write to express our dismay with the decision to have Palantir as a platinum sponsor for the Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC).
The presence of Palantir as a sponsor of this conference legitimizes the company’s practices and gives it the opportunity to position itself as part of the agenda. This is deeply problematic and extremely regrettable."
Check out the review of the Librem Key by Alessandro Castellani - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4P7RFNHkN4! We'd love to hear your feedback. Remember you can ask questions at https://forums.puri.sm/t/introducing-the-librem-key/3853 #infosec
Pro tip: the best way to prevent Google from scanning your emails is to stop using Gmail and then convince everyone you know to also stop using Gmail.
You know what’s super cool? You can just turn your phone and computer off whenever you want and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
Now we know why 'Don't be evil' is no longer part of Google's code of conduct: https://theintercept.com/2018/09/13/google-china-search-engine-employee-resigns/
Looks like #Apple screwed GPG Suite over with an update again.
For the record, this is literally putting journalists and their sources in danger (while we strongly suggest moving to Thunderbird, not everyone does).
Let that sink in: Apple is putting journalists in danger on a regular basis, because they cannot be bothered to test Mail App against GPG Suite.
Apple is quietly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data | The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-trust-score-iphone-data-black-mirror-email-phone-fraud-a8546051.html #blackmirror #privacy #surveillancecapitalism [11 #trckrs]
Shell and Exxon knew it in the eighties already, yet did nothing:
Fakebook, Google and Microsoft abstain from commitment to climate change in EU meeting. Bad conscience?
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