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Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/goog

Almost as if… they’re both surveillance capitalists acting exactly as you would expect surveillance capitalists to act.

Via @laura

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WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more

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Does your school give the data of your children to a random cloud provider in another country? Or does it what the capital of Switzerland does for its 35.000 students, keeping their data safe and secure in their own #nextcloud?

nextcloud.com/blog/next-big-op

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The internet used to be a city: it had its weird bohemian districts, its flea markets, its high-rises and back alleys. Now it's just a shopping mall, and I miss my old city so much

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Google only allowing users to "pause" these data collections seems like a brilliantly devious ploy, to give users the illusion of control, while actually allowing Google to switch it back on whenever they like? I had previously switched off Location History but just found it was switched back on again.

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“Powerful technologies, and AI is no different, are neutral in themselves,” [Hassabis] says. “So it depends on society and humanity. How we decide to share the gains is also going to determine whether it is good or bad for the world.”

In other words: AI will fuck us up if we keep developing it under capitalism, so we better get that revolution started.

theguardian.com/sport/2018/dec

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public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new- #eff #spy #privacy #security

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Will European Parliament oppose Authoritarian Censorship? Wednesday 12 December, first step against the European #totalCensorship Regulation. Parliament must refuse to outsource Internet censorship to Google and Facebook.

laquadrature.net/en/2018/12/10

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I see a lot of anger about Australia's Anti-encryption Bill, but what are we actually doing about it? We can't let this fade away over the Christmas break and become just another news cycle. Let's get organised!

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‘Google faces GDPR complaint over ‘deceptive’ location tracking’

techcrunch.com/2018/11/27/goog

‘“Google is processing incredibly detailed and extensive personal data without proper legal grounds, and the data has been acquired through manipulation techniques,” said Gro Mette Moen, acting head of the Norwegian Consumer Council’s digital services unit in a statement.’

Also on our forum: forum.ind.ie/t/google-faces-gd

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There is abundance for everyone when we share.

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every time you do something kind for a loved one or a stranger without expecting anything in return, you are rebelling against a rotten, anti-human order that wants you to view every element of your life as a ledger book. godspeed.
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I guess most of you don't farm sheep: why is #commons research relevant to you?

The atmosphere is our global commons. We all use it. Whoever adds thermally retentive gases, everyone is affected.

Almost all commons problems were solved by parties 1) talking together 2) agreeing to facts 3) making and enforcing mutually acceptable rules.

With the IPCC in place, we've reached 1, but we're struggling with 2 & 3. There is no world government to appeal to: cooperation is required!

#wcw2018

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“The physics of software is _not_ algorithms, data structures, languages and abstractions. These are just tools we make, use, throw away.

“The _real_ physics of software is the physics of _people_—specifically, our limitations when it comes to complexity, and our desire to work together to solve large problems in pieces.

“_This_ is the science of programming: make building blocks that people can understand and use easily.”

—Pieter Hintjens, zguide.zeromq.org/page:all (emph. mine)

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Coop education resources and "learning paths" in English, Spanish, and French.

"The Cooperative Educators Network (CENet) is a hub for educational resources and materials for teaching and learning about cooperative enterprises. Here you will find several curated learning paths designed to help someone self-teach to increase their awareness, knowledge or skills OR for someone in an educator role to gather materials to use in the teaching of others."

ed.coop/

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