Yes it's disturbing. Celebrity stalkers can't be an excuse for mass surveillance or I know my home city, or any of the festivals I go to, aren't safe from ubiquitous tracking.
With consumer acceptance of Ring and fearmongering about "barbarians at the gates" this will become reality soon. Amazon can sell this as "package arrival & protection" mechanism, esp. if they can sell it to USPS, UPS, FedEx as speeding up delivery & removing need for signatures.
"As 2018 comes to a close, people around the world have to face the stark truth of surveillance capitalism... In 2019, @Purism 's Librem 5 smartphone will be proof that no one has to live with spies in their pockets." #DemandFreedom https://puri.sm/posts/break-free-from-privacy-prison-with-purism/
These gentleman bring hands-on hardware hacking to Yale Law School. And sometimes, they even use #FreedomBox in the classroom.
Learn more about their unique work here:
Read this article to learn more about their work and how we have been involved:
"Securing The Institutions We Rely On: A Grassroots Case Study"
I’m so grateful for MastoArt, when I first came on the Masto scene and started trying to learn about the Fediverse it was the first instance to really welcome me. It’s the first Art spot I’ve been on where who you are is just as valued as the art you produce. We’re not brands here, we’re friends, mentors, students and fans. Our fandom isn’t based on consumption and gatekeeping, it’s a federated opensource community of art, literature, knowledge & support❤️
@cwebber There are far fewer well-funded culture projects in general than there are software projects. Adding free to the equation doesn't reverse that fundamental balance.
I’ll be on WION (Indian TV) in ten minutes to comment on Facebook’s patent for identifying and targeting families using facial recognition.
(In a nutshell: it’s their business model. Of course they’re going to. There’s nothing surprising about this whatsoever. What I’m surprised about is that we keep getting surprised about a company doing exactly what its financial statements state it does to make money.)
One last observation, as it occurred to me that some vendors may seek to exploit consumers very legitimate concerns about mass surveillance: if you are dealing with a loss of trust between people and government
an appropriate response cannot be primarily technological. It must necessarily be social and political.
Conversations will offer to set you up with Daniel's own server (conversations.im) by default, or you can use your own.
This is no different than setting up a new email address though and people manage to do that every time.
Obviously, it's also as good an excuse as any for supporting the great job the #FSF do.
"I’m happy to announce that @Purism agreed to sponsor my work on [@Matrix.org client] Fractal... I will polish the room history and drastically improve the UX/UI... I will also clean up and refactor the current code." https://blogs.gnome.org/jsparber/2018/11/10/purism-fractal-sponsorship/
+1 ★ if you remember Foojbook
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