“You can't assume any place you go is private because the means of surveillance are becoming so affordable and so invisible.”
— Howard Rheingold (@rheingold@twitter.com), USA Today, 2003

RT @loffredojeremy@twitter.com

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla explains Pfizer's new tech to Davos crowd: "ingestible pills" - a pill with a tiny chip that send a wireless signal to relevant authorities when the pharmaceutical has been digested. "Imagine the compliance," he says

🐦🔗: twitter.com/loffredojeremy/sta

Sometimes I make compromises because being a privacy advocate is too inconvenient. But when an app says it won't work unless I disable the VPN, then I just uninstall the app.

I'm talking about you, @buffer@twitter.com .

Freudian slip.

RT @BBCWorld@twitter.com

"The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq... I mean of Ukraine"
Former US President George W Bush slips up and condemns Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of "Iraq"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/15

I'm in the EU right now. This gets zero attention in the news.

RT @AlecStapp@twitter.com

EU: privacy is a fundamental human right

Also EU: we're going to encourage tech companies to automatically & indiscriminately scan all your private messages, chats, and emails for suspicious content

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AlecStapp/status/1

makes me mostly long-term bearish on L2 solutions. The friction to jump from one blockchain/cryptocurrency to another is the same as the friction to jump from L1 to L2.

RT @gasull@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gasull/status/1523

TIL: Mull is a fork of Firefox for Android with improved privacy and removed binary blobs.


Just Balaji predicting inflation more than 2 years ago, and explaining why.

RT @balajis@twitter.com

A UBI of some kind is now likely. The problem is that printing money doesn’t create real goods. There has to be a producer on the other side of the transaction. And that producer is now stuck at home.

Trillions of new dollars chasing a finite supply of goods means inflation. twitter.com/ByMattStevens/stat

🐦🔗: twitter.com/balajis/status/124

“The frameworks we use about censorship are obsolete and counterproductive. When you allow everybody to speak in a community, someone hires a troll farm and completely overruns the whole ecosystem with a bunch of sybils.”
― Amaury Séchet (@deadalnix@twitter.com), Digital Cash Network, 2020

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RT @elonmusk@twitter.com

@WholeMarsBlog@twitter.com That is why we must clear out bots, spam & scams. Is something actually public opinion or just someone operating 100k fake accounts? Right now, you can’t tell.

And algorithms must be open source, with any human intervention clearly identified.

Then, trust will be deserved.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/elonmusk/status/15

Many times, when someone is misunderstanding your argument, they're misrepresenting it. They're switching to playing a status game where they set themselves as the ultimate judge of your argument, while nitpicking it.

Don't take the bait: ”That's not what I said”. Period.

Do-it-yourself abortion pills will end controls on abortion.
3D-printed guns will end gun control.
Crypto will end capital controls.

Do you see the pattern here?

“Cyberspace is naturally anti-sovereign.”
― John Perry Barlow, Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite, 1996

RT @MichaelSLaufer@twitter.com

As promised:
Here's video walk though so you can make your own abortion pills at home.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/MichaelSLaufer/sta

gasull boosted

The threshold for discoverability on Mastodon is pretty high, so be generous about boosting other people. Sometimes you're the signal, and sometimes you're the path the signal takes through the noise.

gasull boosted

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

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