England, you have officially shit the bed. #UKElection2019
The Case Against Philanthropy - we don't want Jeff Bezos' generosity, we want his power. Human beings should not have to rely on the charity of the people exploiting them in order to survive. That was called Feudalism, and it was bad.
@amarsharma @praveen @h_tejas
#Signal has three fundamental flaws:
1. No choice of server, e.g. one in a safe country or run by local cooperative. Only their Amazon cloud one.
2. Identification by phone number, making anonymity hard and multiple accounts difficult, but helps stalkers.
3. No adequate client for desktop OS (e.g. Linux), only an "electron" one, which has huge disadvantages. And even that still requires a "smart" phone.
Neither #XMPP nor #Matrix share these deficiencies.
Got to love how, in response to @amnesty's report all the "action", "improvements" and "fundamental changes" @Facebook are seeking praise for are in response to problems they have explicity created.
We've been engaging with competition authorities to enhance privacy protections. For more: https://privacyinternational.org/learning-topics/competition-and-data https://twitter.com/amnesty/status/1197432055153463296
Corbyn gets Jofra Archer, Johnson gets a small girl bowling underarm. #UKElection 2019
Art by Moebius, 1992. https://humanoidhistory.tumblr.com/post/189225252143
The Collapse of Civilisation May Have Already Begun
Scientists disagree on the timeline of collapse and whether it's imminent. But can we afford to be wrong? And what comes after?
Very well researched article by Nafeez Ahmed
Libcom: **Conservative antisemitism: the strange case of Boris Johnson, Richard Spencer and Gavin McInnes**
"An exploration into Boris Johnson's editorship of The Spectator magazine, and some of the Spectator columnist Taki's connections. If the current discussion around antisemitism is motivated by a genuine d…"
ICE is demanding data on activists from their email providers.
Kudos to Riseup for not keeping the info that ICE was looking for.
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
New goal in life: To live in kaleidoscopic world of 1970s Girl Scout Cookies packaging. https://70sscifiart.tumblr.com/post/189164735367/sighswhispers-new-goal-in-life-to-live-in
Cheat sheet for Linux users and permissions https://opensource.com/article/19/11/cheat-sheet-linux-users-permissions
@ferananda : "We like language of living systems. Boundaries are different than membranes. Membranes allow for the integrity of the whole while allowing flows with what is external." #Holochain
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