The centralise the decentralised web summit so far seems to be garbage-in, garbage-out.
I haven't seen one single new idea that makes any sense come out of it, and not one single non-US non-white person say anything about building things for the other 5 billion people who live in poverty and don't use Facebook.
Tired of more of the same, but with NGOs, and aspiring leaders of decentralisation.
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
Draft: Why ActivityPub is the future https://source.joinmastodon.org/mastodon/blog/blob/master/content/posts/2018-06-27_Why-ActivityPub-is-the-future/index.md
Let me know if you think it's convincing!
**Norman Finkelstein: Palestinians Have the Right to Break Free of the "Unlivable" Cage That Is Gaza**
"This spring's mass nonviolent protests in Gaza come as the human rights conditions in the "open-air prison" have even further deteriorated. Last year, the United Nations issued a report warning Gaza is already "unlivable." The majority of its water is contaminated, and elect…"
Amazing story of local, decentralized resilience in Gaza in the face of Israeli blockades using free/libre medical hardware. Literally saving lives by 3D printing stethoscopes, tourniquets, and gears for xray machines, using solar power and plastic recycling. Pretty incredible.
An interview with the founder Tarek Loubani.
Does anyone know of a site that allows for "radical" #community building?
If this site doesn't exist, how can we help you make it exist?
How white women use strategic tears to avoid accountability by Ruby Hamad for The Guardian
Internet, 2002; claiming that you're over 18 so that websites will let you in.
Internet, 2018: claiming that you're under 16 and in the EU so that websites cannot track your data
What’s left? Italian movements after the triumph of the Five Star Movement
The new populist party captured public anger against austerity and corrupt elites more successfully than the radical left, writes Lorenzo Zamponi. So where next for the left as Pasokification takes hold?
Why 'urban villages' are on the rise around the world #Postcapitalism | P2P Foundation https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/why-urban-villages-are-on-the-rise-around-the-world/2018/04/14
Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."
I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".
Smart Citizens not Smart Cities
On Tuesday, I’m presenting a keynote at the Eurocities Knowledge Society Meeting in Ghent on our work with The City of Ghent in Belgium that aims to empower the citizens of Ghent with free and open, federated, and interoperable technology that they own and control.
Whenever you hear the “smart” prefix, ask “who is getting smarter about whom?”
Our work with The City of Ghent aims to enable citizens to become smarter about themselves.
The company that offers high-quality security, privacy, and freedom-focused computers, smartphones and software.
Releasing the initial documentation for its upcoming Librem 5 Linux phone platform.
To help you setup Librem 5 development environment for building apps for PureOS, the Debian-based operating system that will power Purism's upcoming Linux phone, the documentation is a good place for new & experienced developers alike.
In response to the Mallorcan rapper Valtonyc's arrest and jailing, a whole bunch of other artists got together and made this little thing: "Los Borbones son unos Ladrones"