a tale of a scary capitalist overlord, rare metals, war & modern colonialism.. it's worth refreshing this piece from 2017:
"East India Company approach"
on collateral phenomena caused by #surveillancecapitalism:
'Marketing “Dirty Tinder” On Twitter'
research by Andy Patel
“Kurdish Afrin is democratic and LGBT-friendly. Turkey is crushing it with Britain’s help. Northern Syria’s Kurds are establishing direct democracy and a gender revolution. Why are we arming jihadist-linked Turkey?”
I have Turkish parents and I was a Turkish citizen. I strongly urge you to read this, take notice, and – if you can – take action to get our representatives in Europe and elsewhere to put an end to this gross injustice.
These browser addons display @exodus tracker stats in Google Play!
"Many of the most popular apps in the Google Play store contain trackers: you download the app, and the trackers sweep up a variety of data... Such tactics create a 'power asymmetry' for marketers, say Michael Kwet and Sean O’Brien, authors of the study." https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4654-the-secret-sharers
this whole 'fake it till you make it' thing works very well on paper, but in reality I'll die feeling a fraud
Mastodon's very own Aardwolf project seeks help.. Show more
Set the date: May 10-11 #Aardwolf will be taking part in a GLOBAL 48 hour hack.
🇫🇷 La fonctionnalité la plus demandée est enfin en ligne ! Vous pouvez désormais analyser les applications de votre choix !
🇺🇸 The most wanted feature has been released! Now, you can submit application analysis by yourself!
This is pretty damn cool: "Firefox 59 adds basic support for decentralised internet protocols, specifically DAT, IPFS and Secure Scuttlebutt."
Hey, fellow nerds! What better way to mark the international womans day than to learn a bit about womens PC games and the work being done to preserve them? http://www.maximumfun.org/adam-ruins-everything/adam-ruins-everything-episode-47-rachel-weil-femicom-and-value-preserving-clas
I guess a better way would be to work for better working conditions for all the poor workers, many women, who slave away under terrible conditions to make all our electronics. So go check out too https://www.fairphone.com/en/
And keep fighting for equal rights, both offline and on! Be welcoming. Speak up! #womensday
Purism Partners with Cryptography Pioneer Werner Koch to Create a New Encrypted Communication Standard for Security-Focused Devices