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Main point is that when you see evil point at it and call it what it is EVIL this apply's to just about all "ethical consumerism"

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If you push society apart (Neo-liberal dogma embedded in all the institutions of the last 30 years) you get strong reactions from the left and right. Why we needed soft social democracy in the 20th century. The article wrighting class, weep at the world they planted and plowed a blinded generation. Liberals lovely and fluffy a few still hard and spiky do not have the answers to today's wows, there "thinking" is the core problem, its the right or the left for the next 20 years take a side.

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- Subvertise (billboard) Bristol - Official full high quality version with credits (2001) youtube.com/watch?v=1ev0Fy00bu

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“Just install Linux on it” is the “just change the engine of your car” of tech.

Not everyone is a mechanic, not everyone wants to be a mechanic, and, if we want a world where freedom is the norm, we must stop expecting everyone to become a mechanic.

Note: this is not because these people are too dumb to be mechanics. It’s because they’re brain surgeons and space-shuttle pilots and they have three kids and they care for a loved one and they don’t have time to also be a mechanic.

At newspeak house. We have had "security theater" for the last 10 years of just overheard a hackathon for "poverty theater" is happening soon. The problem of poverty is a political/economic issue. Apps and tech are not a solution, and it would be disgusting to think privileged people are building there careers on this.

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microsoft is bad lets all use google stuff!

*google eventually does all the same monopolistic monoculture shit that microsoft did*

hmm i wonder if there is a lesson to be learned here

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public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the #UK and #Australia eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new- #eff #spy #privacy #security

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Am finding the noise is up on mastodon and the signal is losing out. Were are the tools to tune focus? I like DIY so not complaining, wondering if this is part of the social/ui/tech shift in this space. Constructively what's your idea on this?

Much is it always was but now the is no pretending otherwise as our liberals used to do.

"Simplicity is a better gift than power" in the modern world, this is a message from contemporary socialism.

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Don't get me wrong, LetsEncrypt is doing great work and has definitely lowered the barrier to entry for SSL. But it grinds my gears when technical folks don't take that *little* bit of extra effort to lower the barrier to entry as much as possible. It shows a lack of empathy and a myopia towards whatever technical problems they're trying to solve.

And it also means I'm going to ignore whatever they're saying until someone writes the simple "explainer" blog post.

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The best antidote to Facebook et al is just to continue building viable communities outside of those systems, using open protocols.
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Campaign

Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.

https://campaign.openworlds.info
https://activism.openworlds.info


A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.
How are OMN projects run?