>be the government
>can steal public money to build massive spyware datacenters and record every phonecall of every citizen and archive them forever
>can't figure out how to computer to distribute resources to the public

my relationship with patriotism is a complicated one :blobcathyper:


Hypercard. Wow I used that in a university project - it might have been super card actually. We're talking 97/98.

I was on Al Jazeera Live today and spoke about how we must remain vigilant in the face of surveillance capitalists and governments that want to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to widen their dragnets.

You can watch the recording on my blog:


#surveillance #COVID19

Measures to fight the #COVID19Pandemic could open the door for more #surveillance, strengthen authoritarians and endanger democracies. History teaches us that we must take this threat very seriously: tutanota.com/blog/posts/corona #CoronavirusOutbreak


The forces of darkness have never had it so good - this crisis is making their grip even stronger :(

We demand that the use of tracking technologies that aim at breaking the chains of disease infection may only be promoted on a voluntary basis, fundamental rights must be respected and the software must be published under a #FreeSoftware licence.


#corona #dataprotecion #publiccode


Ex fathom dev started Koko analytics so that's sort of already happened.

"#SurveillanceGiants lays out how the surveillance-based business model of #Facebook and #Google is inherently incompatible with the right to #privacy and poses a systemic threat to a range of other rights including #freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of thought, and the right to #equality and non-discrimination."


I think the change of direction from Fathom seems like a last gasp attempt at survival.

@strypey @irina @dandelion

Lots of US sites actually block the screen entirely for EU visitors.

@strypey @irina @dandelion

The best way to avoid having the ribbons is to have no tracking which requires consent. :)

@strypey @irina @dandelion

Here is something I wrote which includes link to UK regulator guidance on cookie and tracking compliance which is very clear.


@strypey @irina @dandelion

*problem is enforcement. You're right they need to pin something on Google and Facebook.

Has anyone been sanctioned for cookie and tracking under GDPR? Not in the UK anyway.

@strypey @irina @dandelion

The guidance is very clear that you can't do these things. The prole is enforcement or lack of.

Looking for recommendations on good #opensource video editing tools for cutting short films.

Currently using iMovie, have tried OpenShot but find it a little limited. Any others?

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