I'm getting started developing a resource about the harms of tech, and I need feedback from a few technology creators, researchers, journalists, or concerned people. Would you be willing to email your answers to 10 questions? Let me know! Send me an email address that works for you, and I'll send more info!
#F-Droid is an open source ethical alternative to Google Play, and can be installed on most Android devices.
Unlike commercial app stores, apps on F-Droid are free, open source and privacy-friendly.
You can find out more at:
If you have any questions, you can follow their official account on here at:
There's been some progress in producing actual free software builds of the Android SDK. We'll need some help tp bring it over the finish line: https://forum.f-droid.org/t/call-for-help-making-free-software-builds-of-the-android-sdk/4685
#foss #fdroid #android
Hey U.S. citizens who have congressional representation, a request:
Please go vote today! Then next week, call your congressional representatives and tell them the 660,000 people in DC and 3.3 million people in Puerto Rico pay full taxes, are full citizens, yet don't have the congressional representation of the 530,000 people of Wyoming, and maybe systematic disenfranchisement (of a majority African-American and a majority Hispanic area) isn't OK anymore.
Thx in advance,
Dear @tim_cook - you probably won't read it, especially on Mastodon ^^, but I wrote an open letter to you, regarding your recent statements on user's data privacy and Apple. #mydataisMYdata /e/Foundation
As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:
By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.
This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.
The President is now openly a nationalist. The stakes in this election are sky high. It’s not arbitrary. It’s not academic. Lives, and all of our futures, are at stake. https://werd.io/2018/we-fought-wars-to-stop-nationalists-now-the-president-is
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Helping adults learn to not call the police with an image commonly used for kindergartners is incredibly my brand
Politics, pollution, being mad at corporations
Saying pollution can be stopped not by industries generating it but by individuals not using cars or plastic or intensively farmed foods is like saying world war 1 could've been stopped if all the infantry stopped shooting each other. Yeah you're technically right but entirely missing the point that the systems of society are causing people to do this in the first place
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