Well, it took a while but my petition to keep strong encryption without backdoors legal in th EU is now open for supporters!

Please feel free to support it and or boost/promte it

europarl.europa.eu/petitions/e

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

Facebook has *such* a sweet racket. First, they used the Roach Motel model - data checks in, but it doesn't check out - to trap you and all your friends in a mutual hostage-taking situation, where you can't leave because they're there, and they can't leave because you're there.

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"The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million #Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses"

www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-5

Never forget how Oxford wanted to open source their vaccine but the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation stepped in and AstraZeneca got exclusive rights. khn.org/news/rather-than-give-

Aggrorithm (n): an algorithm written to incite aggression. Aggrorithms are a dark pattern employed by businesses with bottom lines tied to confrontation and conflict (“engagement”). Profiling data is used to nudge users into conflict and increase revenue.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

Today's antique store find: a first edition of 1984. Back then they thought a universal surveillance state would be imposed by an authoritarian govt using fear. Now we know we will submit willingly in exchange for some free web services.

WARNING the will make you a serial killer if you turn on DIP switch 6 🙃

It's been a busy weekend! The first part of "Building responsive apps for #Linux smartphones with #GTK and #libhandy" has just been published, covering:

- setting up a Gtk+libhandy dev environment
- creating your first *responsive* GTK app
- bundling as #Flatpak for deployment
and more

You can find the tutorial here: tuxphones.com/tutorial-develop

"[Netflix] now routinely ends shows after their second season, even when they’re still popular. Netflix has learned that the first two seasons of a show are key to bringing in subscribers—but the third and later seasons don’t do much to retain or win new subscribers.

Ending a show after the second season saves money, because showrunners who oversee production tend to negotiate a boost in pay after two years."

mattstoller.substack.com/p/the

#Netflix #Monopoly #Capitalism

‪The 2 (Big) Problems Facing Linux (and Open Source) in 2020.‬

‪Read, Watch, or Listen for free:‬
patreon.com/posts/32306856

After my talk at the European Parliament today, I asked a question at the end of the second panel (03:35:47) and a corporate lobbyist attempted to tone police me (03:44:50). This was my response (03:45:06). If I’d been any younger he’d have heard “OK Boomer” :)

web-greensefa.streamovations.b

Take action to save .org and prosecute those who sold out the internet

drewdevault.com/2019/11/29/dot

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