practical resistance, hongkong
Protestors in #HongKong using a Mangonel (similar to a catapult) made out of bamboo in order to launch bricks.
"UK businesses using artificial intelligence to monitor staff activity" | The Guardian
Also, note the use of the term "precision economy" in this article to describe these practices. Is this an attempt to whitewash what we call "surveillance capitalism"?
A group is suing over Google’s proposed smart neighbourhood in Toronto:
Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of BlackBerry, called the project a "colonizing experiment in surveillance capitalism attempting to bulldoze important urban, civic and political issues.”
A smart city, unless the data is owned and controlled the citizens, is a panopticon. The data leaks by default to the corporations that own it. It is privatisation of public space. Smart City is the wrong goal; we should aim to have Smart Citizens.
#Google's CEO: "Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone"
Google does offers helpful services, but primarily for their customers, not their users. Like this time its AI algorithms helped DoD with drones strikes
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An important day for our freedom to organize freely without being spied on: @Framasoft has just launched their crowdfunding campaign to develop @mobilizon a decentralized and federated platform for event organization
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