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BREAKING: privacy complaint shows that the online ad industry has known all along that profiling plus massive data sharing does not comply with data protection laws: fixad.tech/february2019/ #fixadtech

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"However, this trend towards social engineering and "nudging" individuals towards "better" behavior is also part of the Silicon Valley approach that holds that human problems can be solved once and for all through the disruptive power of technology."

"In that sense, perhaps the most shocking element of the story is not the Chinese government's agenda, but how similar it is to the path technology is taking elsewhere."

edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/opi

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calling for

"For reminder : currently in Russia (and the recently annexed territories, such as Crimea) there are several penal cases against anarchists under « terrorist » charges. Here are some of them : the « Network » case, the case against anarchist Vyatcheslav Lukichev, the case against anarchist Kirill Kuzminkin, the case against Crimean anarchist Evgeniy Karakashev."

enoughisenough14.org/2019/02/0

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RT @themikepan@twitter.com

"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/themikepan/status/

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Online harms in the UK: the government is rattling ahead towards regulation of UK social media, and prefers a 'duty of care'. Whether this is provides balance, or undermines free speech, largely rests on the notion of risk it takes up.

openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/

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“Labour is caught in a tricky place between its “remain” and “leave” constituents as well as its membership and members of Parliament.” https://www.truthdig.com/articles/brexit-is-hell-but-its-not-politicians-wholl-suffer-most/ #brexit @glynmoody
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#brexit a shot in one's foot as the alliance that's EU will continue to exist and if we need to compete with it, we're screwed https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/1093646804736831490
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This still seems a very creative and interesting space. I really should spend more time here.

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Finished my first read-through of Lingua Latina per se Illustrata (Pars I)! What an amazing experience! The difficulty ramps up over the last few chapters, which I plan to re-read, but overall I’m extremely impressed by the pacing and the amount covered. And how plain fun it is!

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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?