@switchingsocial There doesn't happen to be a messaging program for the fediverse does there? Something that accomplishes the same task as things like Matrix, but can be used from an existing account within the fediverse.

Would fairly tidily complete the whole ecosystem to the point where you could do just about anything with it.

Any pretense of reducing the role of state in capitalism is a lie. It is impossible to smash the state without, as an immediate consequence, smashing capitalism along with it.
-- Kevin Carson

#anarchism #quote #bot

Amazon Admits Alexa Voice Recordings Saved Indefinitely Amazon's acknowledgment that it saves Alexa voice recordings - even sometimes after consumers manually delete their interaction history - has thrust voice assistant privacy policies into the spotlight once again. threatpost.com/amazon-admits-a

Google is bringing AMP to Gmail not for your convenience or to increase speed, but to change your mailbox into a platform for marketers. Better switch to an email service that respects your right to privacy. 😉

Google's Captcha is one of the worst trackers out there - because you have to use it even if you refuse to use Google: kevv.net/you-probably-dont-nee
Fortunately, Tutanota is completely Google-free! 😃😍 tutanota.com/blog/posts/open-s

Facebook promised us a decentralised currency. But don’t be fooled #Libra will mean more control of Facebook and its partners over our lives.
Read our take: privacyinternational.org/long-

It is sad to see the European Commission's work group on cloud security using Google Drive & blogspot, handing over user data for everyone who wants to read the report to the USA. #CyberSecurityAct

Dear fans of Tutanota, we've used DeepL to translate our top blog posts to French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Let us know what you think! 😃💪👇

Amazon's warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor's involvement.

Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers' productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork to fire them for failing to meet expectations.
They confirmed that it fired hundreds of people for productivity reasons in just one facility over one year's time.


#gigEconomy #surveillanceCapitalism

If the United States was conquered by the Russians, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Elliott Abrams and the rest of them would probably be working for the invaders, sending people off to concentration camps. They're the right personality types.
-- Noam Chomsky

#anarchism #quote #bot

Ever since FDR and Truman crafted the postwar order at the end of WWII, the central goal of U.S. security policy has been to globalize the economy, expand the volume of international trade and maintain institutional arrangements for propping up global corporate rule.
-- Kevin Carson

#anarchism #quote #bot

As a member of the #Privacytoolsio team, I would like to welcome the private search engine @Qwant to our mastodon instance. Lets give them a warm welcome everybody!

It's time to fight for our Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech. 😎💪 That's why we are donating Secure Connect - our brand-new encrypted contact form to journalists and whistleblowers: tutanota.com/blog/posts/tutano

Don't be Olaf. Use #nextcloud
RT @DerBruesseler@twitter.com
Werden wie Olaf? Dann lieber ein individuelles und freies #Linux, @LibreOfficeDE und eine selbst gehostete @ownCloud bzw. @Nextclouders. 😂

Reset my phone so I could get the latest version of #LineageOS, and I am again saddened by how poorly an Android phone works without Google Play Services.

Apps crash randomly. "Open source" apps are either missing on F-Droid or their versions are months out of date. There's no way to get either Chromium or Firefox through F-Droid. Yalp Store (Play Store proxy) is the only reasonable solution.

On the bright side: geolocation actually seems to be working this time, for some reason. Huzzah!

The main issue with LineageOS is that my phone feels like it's held together with duct tape. Stuff randomly breaks, it's awkward, and every few months when there's a firmware upgrade I have to factory reset and start all over again, which takes hours, and I'm always afraid I'm going to break something when I muck around in recovery mode.

Using Ubuntu on a laptop is really not that hard; I don't feel like I'm missing much compared to either macOS or Windows. Why are open-source phones so hard??

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