Edward Snowden on spyware: 'This is an industry that should not exist' https://youtu.be/I5WjTTi67BE . Near the end he also points out we need to work collectively. He is correct. It is going to take all of us.
On July 19, wrt #pegasus reveals, the EU Commission chief said that the claims have "to be verified" but that, if true, "it is completely unacceptable.
On July 6, the EU Parliament had approved the ePrivacy Derogation (#chatcontrol), allowing providers of e-mail and IM services to search messages of each #eu citizen. A follow-up regulation will make it mandatory.
Instead of empty words, if the EU commissioners, MEPs and PMs really value privacy and freedom of speech, they can just repeal #chatcontol.
‘Men have a tendency to eat meat so they’re perceived as manly, and changing that gender stereotype could lead to a reduction in carne consumption, according to a UCLA study’
We are living in a climate emergency with animal agriculture being the leading cause of most of the environmental problems that we are facing today. This world urgently needs more selfless protectors and less toxic masculinity: for the animals, the planet & for your own health.
@pluralistic as always a fantastic read and a great thread.
My only annoyance is with the EFF, who seem to shun interoperability and open protocols (and places like the Fediverse), and have for years. I speak from experience, having talked to EFF folk in public and in private.
I just don't get EFF's almost hostile approach to services that are not mainstream walled gardens. It baffles me.
Vaccine Passports and Pandemic Racism https://points.datasociety.net/vaccine-passports-and-health-racism-7e494e29bd9b
Here is the list of MEPs voted against #chatcontrol that allows e-mail and chat surveillance by the service providers.
🚨🇬🇧 Majority of the European Parliament allows e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol). We will take legal action.
Read all about it here:
Have you ever tried to explain to your "plastic straw environmentalists" friends what meaningful action against climate change may be - and failed?
If they listen to podcasts, I suggest that you share this episode with them.
It covers topics like "green washing" by big corporates, the net zero trap, green consumerism, and the fallacy of (just) individual action against climate change.
Launch of Mobilize.Berlin, an alternative platform to Facebook for events organizers and artists in Berlin.
Mobilize.Berlin is a decentralized and community owned platform based on the open source software @mobilizon (by @Framasoft). It is part of the @fediverse network and thus connected to other decentralized social media such as Mastodon, Peertube, Pixelfed..
@AntennaPod a great #FLOSS #PodCatcher for #Android has joined the #Fediverse. 😊 🎉 We'd like to extend a warm welcome. 💕 So if you love #Podcasts and #FreeSoftware you might want to take a look at #AntennaPod. Although we suspect most of you know the project already anyway. 😉
It is fun to upload your photo to that server and think you live the life of your avatar.
When media and marketing say it is fun to investigate if you are a descendant of Vikings or whatever, you will be happy to share your DNA as well.
"Your Consumer DNA Test Could Get Your Distant Cousin Convicted of a Crime"
You may have nothing to hide, but your distant cousin may be an #lgbt living in an county under an authoritarian regime. What about them?
You may trust your county's police and judiciary system. Your distant cousin may have valid reasons not to do so.
After all, caring for your privacy is not just about you but it is about others privacy. But who cares?
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