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noel ノエル  🏃🏻 9h
It seems that is now EXPLICITLY promoting . What do you say ?
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) Apr 21
The irony of a privacy engineer at Google (akin to an animal welfare engineer at a factory farm) being hit with facial recognition in a taxi. This is the exact same toxic business model your company pioneered & that you, through your position, whitewash.
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 15h
100% secure, 0% private is the definition of a jail cell.
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felix stalder Apr 11
A search for a paper led me to . I did not log-in and download the paper. But, of course, I was nevertheless identified. 5 minutes later, I get a message that my name was mentioned in a paper similar to the one had had merely glanced at. in
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) Apr 13
“Google Recaptcha was added as an optional feature for login form & registration form. It does not meet our standards for accessibility and privacy and needs to be removed.” Devs, this is how you fight HT
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) 5h
Stop being the doctors in the cigarette ads. A surveillance device by a people farmer like Google is not “safe.”
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) Apr 12
Google is pretty fucking far from okay. It has eyes on ~80% of the web and beyond. Google makes the Stasi look like amateurs. Google and Facebook are two of the biggest heads of the same hydra and they share the exact same business model: people farming.
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Tom Upchurch Apr 6
from is a MUST read. But at over 700 pages, it’s a beast, so in the thread below I’ve outlined some key ideas. Zuboff introduces a new language to help define an emerging system of power. Also see
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Merryn Somerset Webb Apr 12
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Shoshana Zuboff Apr 21
101: New battle for knowledge defines 21st century and threatens democracy. Who knows? Who decides who knows? Who decides who decides? Right now it's surveillance capitalists, not us. They've got the data, machine, scientists.
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Open Philosophy Network Apr 9
Join us tonight at for the second session of our reading group on Shoshana Zuboff's book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. We'll be reading chapters 2, 3, and 4, but join us even if you didn't get through it all!
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Jérémie Fontana 3h
Facebook’s new chief lawyer is Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who also served in the Justice Department under President Bush and helped write the Patriot Act...
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David Carroll 🦅 Apr 10
Replying to @profcarroll
Data is not the new oil. It’s something worse.
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Pirate Mike Apr 12
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Brandalism Apr 22
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#BlockSidewalk Apr 8
. *wrote the book* on , warning us that we need to understand what's at stake when we start to hand over the functions of government to big tech. Here she is on 's plans for Toronto's waterfront:
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The Voroscope📡 5h
Replying to @cbmccartney
Yes, “Don’t be evil” (c.2000, before G invented ) has long since morphed into “Don’t think about how evil you’ve become”.
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Adam Saltiel 18h
. 1. Gather 2. Store 3. Sift and redistribute We are at 3. Big companies will bide their time until they can sell it back to us. big data -> intimate detail -> ‘health care’
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Aral Balkan (@aral@mastodon.ar.al) Apr 21
“We shouldn’t allow the government to have such broad access to our digital lives” * corporations—governments only have access because all our new everyday things are designed for corporations to spy on us. You can’t fight one without fighting the other.
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Adarsh Mathew Apr 5
How does the BJP have my phone number, my voter EPIC number, and my address (!!!)? And it links me to a shady website with no publicly available information. This is ridiculous. Feels like a gross violation of my rights.
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