Weinig dingen tonen zo duidelijk aan hoe slecht ons wereldwijde stelsel van 'intellectuele eigendom' in elkaar zit als het feit dat patenten nog steeds een rem zetten op de productie van levensreddende vaccins.

🇬🇧Astonishing how many people I value still use GMail - and GMail's error-prone #chatcontrol isn't even mentioned in the article: theguardian.com/technology/202

Which privacy-friendly email providers do you use?

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🇬🇧🇪🇺 On #EuropeDay, I envision a European future committed to human rights - free of mass surveillance and general distrust.

We need a European Union that works for the benefit of its citizens rather than the economic interests of major corporations.

Mit dem letzte Woche geschlossenen EU-Deal zur #Chatkontrolle
droht die verdachtslose Durchleuchtung aller eurer Privatnachrichten durch fehleranfällige #KI mit Strafanzeigeautomatik. Hier mein Update.
Infos: chatkontrolle.de

🇬🇧In the Czech Republic, the #Pirate electoral alliance keeps polling ahead of prime minister Babis' party. Elections in October. Will the next prime minister be a #pirate?

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Last week's EU deal on #chatcontrol will result in the automatic searching of all your personal electronic mail and messages for presumed suspect content using error-prone #AI algorithms that will report you to the police, guilty or not. And more to come.

🇩🇪🇪🇺 Zum heutigen #Europatag wünsche ich mir eine EU, die zum Wohl ihrer Bürger:innen arbeitet, statt im wirtschaftlichen Interesse von Großkonzernen.

Lasst uns gemeinsam daran arbeiten, dass der Schutz individueller Freiheiten und die Sicherheit aller Hand in Hand gehen!

Great discussion with Ivan Bartoš and EVP Margrethe Vestager! Among others, we discussed the Single Market Emergency Instrument, which the European Commission plans to put forward soon. It should help the Union face potential future crises, such as the one triggered by the pandemic.

RT @PiratKolaja@twitter.com

This is a sad day for our fundamental rights. #TERREG was officially adopted by the European Parliament last night. It opens the floodgates for possible censorship all over Europe. Governments can abuse it in order to silence criticism. My plenary speech: europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/

🇬🇧I am honored to be participating in the #DigitalServicesAct #DSA negotiations as the Civil liberties committee’s LIBE opinion rapporteur.

Give us input on needed amendments using the public collaboration tool we have set up: greens-efa.eu/en/digital-servi

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🇬🇧In autocratically run EU countries #pressfreedom is under heavy attack. The adoption of the #TERREG regulation in violation of the right to free expression now gives Orban & Co even more power to restrict free speech and delete content.


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The Digital Services Act (#DSA) is an opportunity for change:

Our new study on “community-led online platforms” finds that strong online communities and a transparent bottom-up approach to moderating content is best for online safety and #digitalrights.


🇬🇧This goes to all surveillance fundamentalists: The child porn ring "Boystown" has been busted following targeted investigations, without indiscriminate scanning of private messages (#chatcontrol) and IP #dataretention! That's the way! europol.europa.eu/newsroom/new

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„The task of the EU is to protect all its citizens, regardless of borders. The quality of life of Czech and German citizens living near the mine is declining rapidly, and some of them are experiencing soil subsidence and loss of drinking water.“ #Turow euobserver.com/climate/151729

Poll: 72% van de Europeanen is gekant tegen het afluisteren van hun privé berichten.

Zal dat de Europese Commissie bij zinnen brengen en deze plannen om hun neus te steken in onze privé zaken te schrappen?

🇬🇧 The EU Parliament's official position on the Digital Covid Pass guarantees data protection and non-discrimination. Amendments we #Pirates initiated helped ensure that EU citizens will retain full control over who has access to their health information.


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Sad moment for our fundamental rights. #TERREG was officially adopted by the European Parliament last night. It opens the floodgates for possible censorship all over Europe. Governments can abuse it in order to silence criticism. peertube.european-pirates.eu/v

Het kostte vier maanden en duizenden euro's om één overduidelijk domme uploadblokkade ongedaan te maken: stel je voor hoe erg het binnenkort zal zijn met het algehele gebruik van filters als gevolg van de EU-auteursrechtrichtlijn.


Nieuwe online censuurbevoegdheden zijn als hamerstuk door het Europees Parlement gejast.

De EU-verordening ter bestrijding van "terroristische" content online (TERREG) zal onze vrije meningsuiting en onze toegang tot informatie aantasten.


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