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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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We all need a free alternative to YouTube!

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.

PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!

kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

#joinpeertube

(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)

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Please don't post screenshots of hateful messages. I've blocked these people for a reason. I don't want to see their hatred.

Let's not import that awful Twitter culture in here, please.

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"#Wikipedia is and was the living proof that an entirely new type of intellectual project could be created through #decentralized, #P2P organizing and good-faith individual effort. This was a cathedral of internet.

The #culturewars are coming for the best utopian project of the early internet. Can it survive the informational anarchy that’s disrupted the rest of media?"

theatlantic.com/technology/arc

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"Freedom Isn't Free -
What would it take to set software free?"

by Wendy Liu

logicmag.io/05-freedom-isnt-fr

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FSF job opportunity! We're looking for a motivated and talented Boston-based individual to be our full-time Business Operations Manager. More details: https://u.fsf.org/2n9
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This whole America thing isn't working out, y'all. I think we should start over.

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While considering a censored version of its search service for release in China, Google has kept the public, its users, and its employees in the dark about compromises on the company’s own values that could massively affect Internet users around the world. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/goog

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as a reminder, don't use write.as, instead support Plume, which is a free software alternative to write.as you can actually use and self-host today.
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Hiring protesters is not a new thing, but now there are now companies doing astroturfing. This video mentions one called "Crowds on Demand".

youtube.com/watch?v=Fmh4RdIwsw

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liberals seriously do need to stop enabling fucking fascists

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#5yrsago Dutch ebook sellers promise to spy on everyone's reading habits, share them with "anti-piracy" group boingboing.net/2013/08/16/dutc

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Really hope the folks I interact with join+stick with mastodon. This seems objectively better in every way than other networks I’ve used.

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my phone is at the repair shop and I can't use Whatsup not Telegram

My isolation is worsened

Messaging solutions ahouldn't depend on a single device

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Face recognition systems can be used to identify people in photos, video, or in real-time. But face recognition data can be prone to error, which can implicate people for crimes they haven’t committed. eff.org/pages/face-recognition

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"This was a group of so-called alt-right protesters who decided that a socialist bookshop, which stocks radical literature and working-class history titles and provides stalls for national trade union conferences, was a legitimate target for violence."

If this kind of shit doesn't wake up people, then nothing will. Fascists attacking books is the last step before fascists attacking people.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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Our ancestors already knew (or they should), but they wanted wealth.☠️

"… During the 1970s, scientific opinion increasingly favored the warming viewpoint. By the 1990s, as a result of improving fidelity of computer models and observational work confirming the Milankovitch theory of the ice ages, a consensus position formed: greenhouse gases were deeply involved in most climate changes and human caused emissions were bringing discernible global warming. …"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_

#globalwarming

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Put down the coffee, take the cat out of your lap, and watch Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lame out on Alex Jones:

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