The NYT's @BariWeiss falsely denies her years of attacks on the academic freedom of Arab scholars who criticize Israel https://interc.pt/2oSCnNc by @ggreenwald
The Supreme Court is going to make government jobs open shops. So maddening.
"it means our growth is more inclined to follow the flows of the capitalist system we’re working within, expanding through the cultural networks that treat politics as a kind of identity to be consumed through social media and training courses."
Theresa May wants to ban cryptography https://boingboing.net/2017/06/04/theresa-may-king-canute.html
I'd rather ban Theresa May
In a move straight out of Erdoğan's playbook, Theresa May deploys military for domestic policing in UK amid general election.
“There’s a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.” – Commander William Adama, Battlestar Galactica
I'm still pissed about how accepted surveillance capitalism is. In Germany there is this "payback" system where you identify at the checkout in shops and collect points you can turn into free shit. I'm still saying no every time the cashier asks me if I'm interested. I don't want anyone to datamine my shopping habits.
The United States is facing one of its most anti-science Congresses in history.
@Gargron obviously I was able to find this Mastondon instance/federation, but is there a list of federations? How can users find communities suited to our interests?
@quincy I'm not actually planning on abandoning twitter any time soon -- it would just be awesome if mastodon could become as popular and twitter could become phased out.
The internet is better when it's decentralized. Twitter is a large, centralized company based in the United States that meticulously tracks everything that happens on its platform, is full of ads, does behavioral tracking for ads, is a central point of failure for censorship, and users have no control over its direction.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!