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Call to dialogue Encuentro Mexico City 2018
Novembre 8-10th 2018
Social and labour movements and indigenous groups are organizing self-determined alternatives.

"Boston Police want to use a fleet of up to fifty surveillance drones to fly in public airspace, take twenty-four-hour video footage, and simultaneously follow up to fifty people whom the BPD suspects may be involved in illegal drug sales. No BPD officer would monitor the auto-piloted drones, which would “lock on” to their targets using facial recognition software and soft biometric factors."

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In Seattle taking local taxis... 4 out of 5 taxi drivers told me they believe they are being HACKED. When events happen their radios go down and customers tell them they have been over charged by as much as 20x and it takes weeks to reverse this so they do not choose local taxis and go with Uber and Lyft. Any ideas how to suss this out?

Agaric's team of six was at DrupalCon in Seattle all last week, where we led a very successful training of 45 people (!) in migrating content to Drupal 8 and we gave six additional presentations and facilitations between us. JOY!!!!

I love this - How to remove Youtube Tracking- from Dries Buyteart of Drupal -

It happened... and naught can be done this time. You can still sign up to be notified before it happens again-

Radical Connections Network is a group of folks exploring how to create synergy between social change initiatives and technology. We are planning an event in NYC early May - interested? Contact me for an invite to the list!
May 2-3, 2019
@ The People's Forum, NYC
Event registration fee: $25

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Android users’ security and privacy at risk from shadowy ecosystem of pre-installed software, study warns –

I checked out a cheap Alcatel phone a few months back and found a load of preinstalled bloat/spy/adware.
Some of them couldnt be disabled in the Android Settings. Some performed critical functions which would break the phone if it was removed using adb.

h/t @zencha

Agaric is looking into getting more seats for our migration training at DrupalCon Seattle -

Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein and Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power,” for an engaging discussion about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior.

How to share work with multiple cooperatives -
Show and Tell with Agaric was awesome this week as Nicolas Dimarco shared the process his cooperative uses to share work with others - in a Federation! It is a game changer!!!

It is disturbing that students have to interrupt learning to strike against the very institutions they are paying to teach them. It is great that students do have the power to collectively strike!

Why do Students still have to strike in 2019?
Organized learning has been a fertile pork barrel since inception. It is the role of those with knowledge to assist disenfranchised people in getting a seat on the bus. If traditional education was working, would we have such a large group of intelligent under-served and mis-educated people?

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Ran a training this afternoon for new employees on track to become members, which was followed by a Green Mountain Worker Co-op Alliance pizza party, which was, in turn, followed by a meeting of the Vermont Solidarity Investing Club. All of which took place in the brand-spankin' new workshop of the Timber Homes worker co-op.

All in all, it was a good day... :TwinPines:

How can we prevent the Orwellian 1984 digital world?

I will provide an answer in my keynote at MIT - event March 23rd - 24th

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