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I don't click links in email with trackers. Sadly, if you have an awesome newsletter, no matter how small, indie, or from the heart, if you're using mailchimp or other tracker-adding software to distribute it, you're feeding the surveillance capitalism machine.

Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people.

When I started pixelfed, stuff like blocks or mutes wasn't even on my radar.

I have never experienced abuse or harassment online. I've never blocked an account on twitter. It was naive to think those should not be a priority based on my own experiences.

I've learned so much this past year, and strive to build a safer alternative to IG for everyone.

It might take a bit longer, but it sure is worth it!

"Meanwhile, a list of Google Policy Fellows for 2014 included individuals from a range of nonprofit organizations whom one would expect to be leading the fight against the corporation's concentrations of information and power, including the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Future of Privacy Forum, the National Consumers League, the Citizen Lab, and the Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles."

- Shoshana Zuboff
pg. 126, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

#SurveillanceCapitalism

@aral called this "institutional corruption". It seems more like infiltration to me. It is more consistent with their government lobbying efforts and swapping of employees between the US government agencies and Google.

This doesn't mean that EFF is corrupt as a whole, but Google infiltrates some of their employees into it, Facebook hires some EFF employees as privacy specialists etc.

But given a long enough time span, it might even lead to institutional corruption once the employees appointed by surveillance capitalists rise in ranks at these institutions.

I'm subject to a growing number of websites that don't work cleanly with content blocking because they assume you can see the Google and fail (usually with no clear error message) if the captcha isn't submitted.

getting a sneaking suspicion that most tech ethicists are hucksters telling executives and public opinionmakers what they want to hear, and the only ones who aren't are rapidly driven out of positions of power

hey, uhh, when was your last...

If "... STI screening," turn to page 58.
If "... backup of that hard drive," turn to page 35.

We all know the NSA spies on basically all Internet users in the U.S. Why do the courts have to pretend it’s a secret? eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/gove

My son just held a pizza crust up to his ear to pretend call his mother. He had to report he was at work at Google, where he punched boxes all day.

Thank you, #Microsoft, for sharing how many #Google services are looming in the #Chrome/#Chromium browser. I hope all projects that use Chromium take note and also start removing these. (slide was presented at BlinkOn conference)

I can't believe I can still be surprised about the shitty things facebook is willing to do eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/face . It's so upsetting how easily they can find engineers that aren't morally opposed to implementing this garbage

I’m in a Lyft and the driver is trying to pick between playing the Tim Ferriss podcast and the Joe Rogan podcast and I’m taking a Lyft to soma on the weekend so this is what I deserve.

Me, a simpleton: Let me back up the keys in the phone's TA partition so I can factory restore later

Android, practiced in the dark arts: shame if something were to happen to your hardware attestation keystore

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