Just posted my latest - on the corruption of the algorithmic timeline.

Thanks, @Mastodon, for staying away from that corruption.


What a coincidence that Dorsey and Zuck both have perspectives on free speech that - amazing! - align perfectly with their companies making the most money.

Today I'm airing my Techtonic interview with Jathan Sadowski, author of "Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World."

Livestream on WFMU starting at 6pm Eastern: wfmu.org

Look what arrived: the tips booklet I made for listeners of my WFMU radio show, techtonic.fm - we're starting to mail them out. Design by Greg Harrison.

Includes mentions of @Mastodon @jamesmullarkey @aral @protonmail @duckduckgo +many more.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

Yes, got another reminder that Twitter is a surveillance capitalist.

JUST POSTED: my techtonic.fm interview w/
Rana Foroohar on her book "Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles - And All Of Us"

Important book & a good listen. If you've never listened to my show before, start here.

Listen: wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=9

As a podcast, whole episode:

Episode notes: wfmu.org/playlists/shows/91591

More past shows: techtonic.fm

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“Using the personal data of millions of Americans against their will is certainly alarming. But what’s the difference between the Chinese government stealing all that information and a data broker amassing it legally without user consent and selling it on the open market?” via @aral

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In the digital network age, the difference between fascism and freedom will be decided by who owns and controls the means of communication. Is it to be corporations (and by extension, governments) or is it to be us: individuals?

If we lose this one, the 2030s and 2040s won’t be like the 1930s and 1940s; they’ll be like the 1930s and 1940s amplified by the full destructive power of a hundred years of exponential increase in technological capability.

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