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Hugely important piece from @KatharinaPistor: "Nature is even less forgiving than a social system like the market, where a state or central bank can come to the rescue. Earth will not bail us out when things go wrong."
project-syndicate.org/commenta

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That’s not all. The list grows

@TwitterIndia@twitter.com has withheld @thecaravanindia@twitter.com, @Kisanektamorcha@twitter.com
@tractor2twitr@twitter.com
@HansrajMeena@twitter.com
@sushant_says@twitter.com because of an unspecified ‘legal demand’.

Who made the legal demand? And stop enabling fascism and emergency @Twitter@twitter.com, @jack@twitter.com

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From birdsite 

DIfferent standards for US and India ? @jack
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RT @zoo_bear
So @thecaravanindia's twitter account is withheld in India.
twitter.com/zoo_bear/status/13

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The crux of the budget:
• Airports will be sold
• Railway Station will be sold
• Roads will be sold
• Electric transmission line will be sold
• Gail will be sold
• Indian oil pipeline will be sold
• warehouse will be sold

MASTERSTROKE !!

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BJP workers pose as locals protesting against farmers at Singhu border - Alt News buff.ly/3t7yDqC

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Hello @TwitterIndia@twitter.com why is @PreetiSMenon@twitter.com's account withheld?

Instead of strangling Indian dissent, GOI should just post their budget on opindia and let them defend it.

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RT @adhicutting@twitter.com

Received this image from Tikri Border right now. Is this why accounts amplifying reports are being withheld?

Please subscribe to the Telegram channel, incase they muzzle with this account too: telegram.me/joinchat/SskmNlIKe

I ll keep sharing what I get from ground.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/adhicutting/status

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!
torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

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Esteemed !

You were just a topic in the German Parliament.
Anke Domscheit-Berg described the problem in the first sentence
The “full capitalization of a deeply human need, communication”

and decribed the solution, a federated network without a central authority

"Service for the Public"
"Funded by the EU"
"Interoperability"
"Maximum autonomy"

and maybe good governance …

EU gives 12+ billion to monopolies with Horizon.

Now fund W3C recommendations like !

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

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"""
Industry documents show that starting in 1989, oil and plastics executives began lobbying almost 40 states to mandate that the recycling symbol appear on all plastic — even if there was no way to economically recycle it.
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npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/h

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From my editorial: "I was a bookseller for years and once I sold you a book, it was yours. Nothing - not a claim from the useless professional descendants of a long-dead writer nor the callous indifference of tech execs in a Redmond boardroom - could compel me to come over to your house and take the books back. And if I did, it would not be okay, not even (and I can't stress this enough) if I gave you your money back."

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But it's not just publishers and writers who suffer here - readers get a raw deal from DRM, too.

Recall that in 2009, Amazon remotely deleted purchased copies of 1984 from readers' Kindles, due to a complaint from the Orwell estate (you can't make this up!)

In 2019, Microsoft decided to get out of the ebook business and "deactivated" every book they'd ever sold, rendering them unreadable.

Both companies offered refunds, but come on.

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Farmers who complain - especially to regulators and lawmakers - are shut out of the market...permanently. One farmer went into the coop-maintenance business and the meat packers told suppliers that if they hired him, they'd be blackballed, too.

It's no wonder that farmers are one of the worst-off groups in the US for "deaths of despair" (suicide and overdose).

Amazon's use of DRM is a key component in its campaign to chickenize publishing, of course.

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The phrase comes from the US poultry industry, where three monopolistic companies have divided up the country so that (nominally independent) chicken farmers have only one processor who'll buy their birds.

Big Chicken uses this advantage to squeeze suppliers: chicken farmers are told what kind of coop to build, which chicks to buy, what feed to use, which medicines to dose, even when the lights go on and off.

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RT @beastoftraal@twitter.com

Cartoonists seem to be a last bastion of conscience and sanity in India, among the media fraternity :)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/beastoftraal/statu

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RT @rileytestut@twitter.com

Lesson: Don’t use “Sign In with Apple” unless you want Apple to be able to remotely kill all your user accounts… twitter.com/FortniteStatus/sta

🐦🔗: twitter.com/rileytestut/status

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Looking for some volunteers to test the diaspora-installer package in #debian.

All it takes is setting up a lxc container or vm locally, installing diaspora package and testing it in a browser on your host machine (create an account, post some status, share some photos etc).

Keep the package updated when new versions are released. Let me know if you are interested.

I was not very actively maintaining this package for some time, now planning to be more active.

#diaspora

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