“...The government had access to my private emails and were sharing them with Congress and leaking them to the media. I felt invaded by my own government, punished for leading a civil rights organization.”
Though Surveillance Capitalism is a global phenomenon and a universal term, it is interpreted differently by people from different regions.
Americans see this mostly as a monopoly/anti-trust problem.
Europeans are calling it digital feudalism.
The once-colonized global south sees it as digital colonialism.
All of these interpretations are not only simultaneously true but also demonstrate that this issue is multi-faceted.
Quick reminder: On Tuesday, September 7, at 18:00 CEST (UTC+2), we put the culture back into agriculture with our first #OpenSource #Seed saving #workshop 2021 offered by Aimee Fenech. The workshop will be in English and online in a Big Blue Button (BBB) room, more information here:
Don't forget! Tomorrow 10-12 CEST we have a freely accessible webinar on open source community building, organized with the friendly folks of NGI TETRA as part of the Next Generation Internet R&D initiative. Together with open source community building veteran @how and volunteer organization expert Johanna-Mai Riismaa from Zelos we would very much like to talk with you about starting, building and growing a community around a project. No signup needed, just join in :) -> https://nlnet.nl/events/20210907/WebinarCommunityBuilding/index.html
A report on lobbying by Big Tech in the EU.
There are better options for a privacy-respecting phone: https://victoria.dev/blog/there-are-better-options-for-a-privacy-respecting-phone/
Autocorrect errors in Excel still creating genomics headache
Stop using Excel to process important business and scientific data.
"Researchers in data-intensive fields (particularly in the life sciences) need better computer skills. Initiatives such as Software Carpentry offer workshops to researchers, but universities should also focus more on giving undergraduates the advanced analytical skills they will need."
we are a young couple of scientists who moved to the countryside to live in a more sustainable way and to realize our dreams.
We offer beautiful apartments in an historical tower in #Tuscany. We want to avoid platforms like Booking.com, Airbnb or Google for advertising.
We have also a big vegetable garden at guests' disposal where we experiment #permaculture.
Check us out on https://morgiano.it/
@Gargron is this the right way to introduce an isolated instance?
@unihohenheim @unijena @utwente @Tuan @maxj @dukhovni @staff @astatu
✔ Overview of recent #ActivityPub projects
• Ocelot Social - social and knowledge network for active citizenship: https://github.com/Ocelot-Social-Community/Ocelot-Social
• Dharma - community-building platform for Eve Online corporations: https://github.com/cjslep/dharma
• Vagabond - social network built with security and privacy in mind: https://github.com/CameronWhiteCS/Vagabond
• hvxahv - multifunctional network based on AP, ipfs and Matrix protocols: https://github.com/disism/hvxahv
Here are a few things related to making technology more humane, cooperative, and free.
Cooperative Technology: https://cooperativetechnology.codeberg.page (by a few from Mastodon)
Ethical Design: https://ind.ie/ethical-design/
Feel free to share others you know.
I know many people aren't aware of some of these, and it helps us to see what others are doing so we can learn and work together on solutions.
Microsoft Spills 38 Million Sensitive Data Records Via Careless Power App Configs - Data leaked includes COVID-19 vaccination records, social security numbers and email addr... https://threatpost.com/microsoft-38-million-sensitive-records-power-app/168885/ #cloudsecurity #breach
Interested in Linux and IT security, and more recently online privacy, anonymity and standards. New to the fediverse. Owner of a cat, a dog and a plant.
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