On the state of banking and Internet security: “We’re failing so profoundly at the very basics that children can literally become millionaire criminals."
Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/22/facebook-whistleblower-hate-speech-illegal-report
Trying not to lose too much time checking out the global clock
https://thehtime.com/. Intriguing idea, the full article is also fascinating (https://medium.com/adventures-in-consumer-technology/introducing-solutions-to-solve-the-mess-of-time-zones-cdf44a7ee4ae), especially the part about identifying days by the position of the earth relative to the sun. Reminds me of the hours I lost obsessing over calendars thanks to 99 percent invisible (https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-calendar/).
Next Workshop 10/20 3pm ET
Privacy Workshop: Surveillance Capitalism
In the spirit of October, join us to learn about the horrors of what is happening to your data!
Manipulation of your thoughts, is not a myth... it is a well funded science.
Find out how to join: https://communitybridge.com/privacyworkshop/
Amazon and Google workers protest billion dollar military and surveillance tech infused Israeli contract: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/12/google-amazon-workers-condemn-project-nimbus-israeli-military-contract
APC has produced an impressive guide on the circular economy of digital devices: https://circulartech.apc.org/books/a-guide-to-the-circular-economy-of-digital-devices
Check out upcoming workshop on privacy from the folks at Community Bridge - this Thursday at 3:00 pm America/New_york time: https://communitybridge.com/events/
I just read Adam Gordon Bell's article on the awk command and learned that awk was named after the first letters of the three authors. Big take away: we could have been typing `wak` this whole time!
Nobody likes corporate tech drones, but the birds are doing something about it! #directaction
R.I.P Howard Frederick. We should challenge the narrative that the corporate/military/right wing have always directed the development of the Internet. Frederick was a pioneer with a legacy of left wing innovation via the Internet: https://www.academia.edu/29802924/The_Technologies_of_Peace_and_War_The_Future_of_PeaceNet_and_Other_Decentralized_Technologies (scroll down to read - you don't have to give your email).
We Thought It Was Fiction - an abolitionist perspective on surveillance: https://www.radicalecologicaldemocracy.org/we-thought-it-was-fiction/
"A world with Facebook is going to be crueler, stupider, and more deadly than one without #Facebook" #BoycottFacebook
If you live in the US and need help paying your Internet bill, check out https://ebbhelp.org or take a look at the attached PSA.
Thinking about how the whole idea of “alpha male” wolves is a myth, based off behaviour only exhibited in captivity. Also thinking about how capitalism & colonialism are effectively systems of captors and captives.
When not in captivity, violent struggles between wolves for dominance are rare or non existent. Meanwhile, the majority of people live in some kind of captivity. How does this change our behaviour? What would we be like if the majority were instead free?
"Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than $18bn (£13bn) after action against climate change has threatened their profits"
This is it. This is literally capitalists dropping the mask and affirming the "profit over people" dogma in court.
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