Charities must change their relationship with big tech firms

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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.

@t0k @Purism @privacylab this is certainly an issue with most news outlets. Journalists have no control over the profit schemes of their overlords and I still think it's important to try to reach readers beyond the FOSS / digital privacy choir.

"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.

- Onionshare
- Jitsi
- Purism laptop
- Nokia phone
- physical maps, calendar, and books
- cash

facebook splitting up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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. 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.

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.

Also see:

#SurveillanceCapitalism #WhiteWashing #Corruption Via @foggy

Friends don't bring/invite friends to Stasi networks like #facebook

Friends get them out of there

Real friends. Not #SocialControlMedia 'friends'...
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