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I've been hearing a lot of prominent people speak about surveillance and privacy, but when I hear Richard Stallman talk about it, it really struck a chord with me.

"We need a law. Fuck them — there’s no reason we should let them exist if the price is knowing everything about us. Let them disappear. They’re not important — our human rights are important. No company is so important that its existence justifies setting up a police state. And a police state is what we’re heading toward."

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**Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy**

"The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern..."

filmsforaction.org/articles/ma

#activism #news #bot

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Want...

MAKERphone - an educational DIY mobile phone

MAKERphone is an educational DIY mobile phone designed to bring electronics and programming to the crowd in a fun and interesting way.

kickstarter.com/projects/alber

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Listening to interview with Noam Chomsky on Intercepted, and right at the end he says that the most recent invasion of Iraq was the first time in imperialist history where the war was massively protested *before* it was launched.

Is that true? I've never thought about that before. Chomsky would know more so than I would.

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A bill pending in Congress could allow copyright claims to be processed as fast as traffic tickets—but with no real judge and no real way to appeal. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/copy

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Considering an ops-y career? We're still open for applications for the Associate Site Reliability Engineer role at Freedom of the Press Foundation (remote work possible in American time zones). Also added a fair bit more detail about what kind of projects this person is likely to take on:

freedom.press/jobs/job-opening

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"Consider whether Facebook still deserves to host what you share."

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@brainblasted agreed!
The words you use here have negative connotation, but they're very close to some positive ideas:
sustainable ~= monetized
maintained ~= proprietary
I hope we can find ways to build networks that are
- sustainable
- well-maintained
- non-abuse-enabling
- supportive of innovation
that don't have to be controlled and monetized by corporations.
Mastodon is a promising early example so far, but I'm not sure how well it's delivering overall.

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My pi-hole has nuked almost a quarter of all DNS queries from my devices and that's kind of scary.

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Self care prevents burnout and reduces stress, that's why.

Congrats capitalism! You have forced the noble profession of a doctor into a money-extracting leech for the hospital corporation. (No pun intended).

Let's privatize and license sectors of the atmosphere next and bill people for their Oxygen consumption!

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so if you install a #peertube instance on a #Yunohost server, remember to either logout from the yunohost admin interface or use container tabs to acces the peertube server ... ( I spent 1 hour looking why I had ssl token client errors ... x} )
otherwise it install pretty well ! :)
#selfhost

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And predictably, the Trump administration is suing California over their new net neutrality law.

And her I thought they liked "state's rights"...

What a bunch of fascist assholes.

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