Charities must change their relationship with big tech firms
I'm trying to encourage UK charities to fight big tech and #surveillanceCapitalism
Please share with anyone interested
watch how @diggity helps Kashmir Hill avoid the #BigTech giants using tools like RiseUp.net services and @torproject -powered OnionShare: https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
"Critics of the big tech companies are often told, 'If you don’t like the company, don’t use its products.' I did this experiment to find out if that is possible, and I found out that it’s not—with the exception of Apple."
What happened when a reporter blocks blocked Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple for a week.
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
Kashmir Hill continues cutting out #BigTech: "I do have a computer, one that I can use for the final two weeks of the experiment: a Librem 13, made by a company called Purism that is fiercely opposed to the tech giants..." #SurveillanceCapitalism
Was excited about this talk almost more than any other at #fosdem.
@ExodusPrivacy@twitter.com is doing amazing work in identifying surveillance patterns in native apps on Android.
And their learnings are set up to be dev-ready, easily used in your own projects.
Donate to support them!
There's no end in sight to Facebook's atrocities.
Facebook paid kids to install its VPN which granted "near limitless access" to their phone activity. https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas
Facebook just hired a handful of its toughest privacy critics
*worriedly checks self* Oh, phew, you mean the ones who were up for sale and never really its critics to begin with.
Is anyone going to this tomorrow?
Responsible Tech 2019
Robots can’t make a decent coffee let alone take my job...
Wasn't sure how well this had aged but realised I still have my job and the coffee machine is still rubbish so maybe OK?
Good interview in the Observer with #ShoshannaZuboff on her latest #SurveillanceCapitalism book https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook
GDPR complaints say Amazon, Spotify, and others are breaking EU law - https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18188174/gdpr-complaints-streaming-amazon-apple-spotify-netflix
Unsealed court documents reveal that Facebook knew kids were being tricked into spending thousands of dollars on their parents' credit cards https://boingboing.net/2019/01/18/slot-machines-vs-parents.html #casinocapitalism ##deletefacebook #babywhales #parenting #Business #facebook #Games #Post #law
#LocalBookshops treat their staff well, pay their taxes and don't track their users.
They're the most ethical way of buying physical books, they have selections curated by human beings, and if they don't have a book they can order it in (often within 24 hours).
You can find your local bookshops here:
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