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In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...

"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...

Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.

They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."

Is this ‘smart’ device safe in my home? Three simple checks used to assess several popular devices - have a guess how they do...

This is more than a browser review. Listen to the points Chris is making about software freedom and what this browser actually represents.

A look at the Basilisk web browser - Battle of the browsers

90s microsoft: gobernment, can we pwease bundwe our bwowser software wid our opewating system

us government: no fuck you we are suing your ass into the next century

2010s google: hey so we're gonna own a phone OS, the worlds most popular web browser, the browser rendering engine that everyone else except firefox uses, the worlds most popular search engine, and the worlds most popular email service, that cool?

us government: *looks up from playing pokemon* huh? what? oh yeah whatever dont care

Small Technology

We need an antidote to surveillance capitalism that is so anathema to the interests of Big Tech that it cannot possibly be co-opted by them.


Did you know that police forces across the UK might soon roll out #facialrecognition tech on your local High Street? Its use has already been shown to discriminate against minority communities. Read more in the short explainer we wrote with @LibertyHQ

@switchingsocial any advice for podcasting which isn't a surveillance capitalist sh*t show? Will pay if necessary. Grateful for your efforts :>

In the future, millions of CCTV cameras may be enabled with #FacialRecognition tech, so UK police forces will be able to spy on us all in public. With @libertyhq we're shining a light on what your local police might already be doing #NeighbourhoodWatched

Charities must change their relationship with big tech firms

I'm trying to encourage UK charities to fight big tech and

Please share with anyone interested

What happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else? You get surveillance capitalism.

Learn more about how tech giants profit off our instincts—and the data attached to them—in the latest episode of IRL: tweeted by @Firefox

What disturbs me more than #surveillancecapitalism and the rise of #listeningdevices and ‘IoT’ with #biometrics is the shocking lack of #corporatemedia critique of it. They’re complicit in actively promoting such agenda, misleading the public.
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