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If I lived in/around London, I would be at this event with bells on. If you’ve not yet heard of surveillance capitalism, this would be the perfect introduction, with the woman who coined the term:

(Hat-tip to @adamprocter )

#Manyverse is an Android app for the #Scuttlebutt social network:

Unlike traditional social networks, Scuttlebutt has no servers. Members store all their personal data on their own computer or phone, and connect directly to their friends' devices in order to update statuses. Scuttlebutt also works offline.

It's currently available on @fdroidorg and Google Play. (Note it's still in beta and many features are missing.)

#AlternativesAtoZ #SSB #OffTheGrid #SocialNetworks

404 → 302

A simple gesture for an evergreen Web.

What if links never died? What if we never broke the Web? What if it didn’t involve any extra work?

It’s possible. And easy.

Just make your 404s into 302s.

Thoughts, suggestions, and contributions welcome:

Since I care about ethical alternatives to surveillance machines like Amazon Echo or Google Home, I've voted for #mycroft Mark I in the Internet of Arduino challenge ( ) from Arrow and Indiegogo, where they stand to gain $50.000 if they win (they're among the three finalists).
A warning to people in the US, though: Arrow's privacy policy says that they will use collected data from US users for advertizing, whereas outside the US they do it only with express consent.

Here's another Amazon product to keep out of your home: Ring security cameras.

"Ring has a history of lax, sloppy oversight when it comes to deciding who has access to some of the most precious, intimate data belonging to any person."

We've been at it every year since 2004, and 2019 will be no different. tweeted by @Firefox

This comic by Jeff Lofvers ( reminds me of @aral's excellent video, "Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia."

Watch it here:

ranting about how garbage google chrome is. 

Follow Friday: digital privacy 

Due to an internal error, Amazon recently sent 1700 private Alexa voice files to an unauthorized customer.
It’s now time to sue them using GDPR!

#SurveillanceCapitalism #privacy
/via @hypolite

The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

(via @bobstechsite)

For those last-minute gifts, this guide from @mozilla can help you think about and shop for safe, secure products.

You can also easily filter by level of creepiness (if only more things let you filter out creepiness): tweeted by @Firefox

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and its COO Sheryl Sandberg, and its public relations people, and its engineers have lied repeatedly, exhaustively. They have lied so much they've lost track of their lies, and then lied about them.

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