RT @mjg59@twitter.com
Look if you want to write proprietary software just write proprietary software, don't pretend you're doing a social good by doing so

In light of Australia's anti-encryption, this is an important message from @signalapp@twitter.com

It's not enough for services to state they decline to add a backdoor. It should be practically impossible to do so. Based on their architecture and verifiable by public source code.


Remember: That hideous recaptcha check you have on your login/register forms is part of your website's .

Also: Stop feeding with your users' data

Endlich ein Kursbuch, das Humor hat 😋 🇩🇪

I’m sorry to post a link to surveillance capitalist YouTube but you need to watch this speech by Hannah Gadsby in full. In under eight minutes, not only does she give a masterclass in intersectional feminism but also a biting critique of the hypocrisy at the heart of neoliberalism.

(Please visit the link below in a separate browser in incognito mode if possible, it leads to YouTube, an unsafe site.)


btw the only reason tumblr is removing porn is because apple blocked their app for nsfw content. if you were still on the fence about whether or not walled gardens have a negative effect on free speech

RT @SarahJamieLewis@twitter.com
Privacy is Consent. Privacy means only sharing what you want to share with people. That's it. It's just consent. Respect the consent of others. Enforce your own consent. That's it. Consent.

@StuC @aral @Purism There is also a matter of digital exclusion when you give companies like Google a free pass to educational system.

What happens with students that don't accept the Terms of Use required for using G-Suite or Chromebook?

Using economic anti-incentives to influence or impose certain behaviors is political arrogance. Splitting people in half, those who can afford a life style that destroys the planet and those who can't.

Even when the cause is a good one, the path defines the outcome

So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.

The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.

I just saw this sign. These kids are great.

#auspol #protest #activism

I was thinking of upgrading to #protonmail plus. But there is still missing an important part. Although they ve released the source code of the web client, the android app and the desktop bridge are still closed. Probably they have their reasons for not doing so. But e2e encryption without an end client that you truly control implies that you totally trust the app provider. This is a contradiction of e2e philosophy, designed to offer secure communications even in untrustworthy environments.

Our instance is now live


"We believe that building, owning and controlling technology is important. Hackers and Open Source communities have a responsibility to offer services and tools that people can trust. Beyond corporate control" @libreops t.co/EB19pE5EKb

"But there is no Plan B and the bubble, it turns out, is where we have been living all the while. The bubble is that delusion of isolation under which we have laboured for so long. The bubble has cut us off from life on the only planet we have, or are ever likely to have. The bubble is civilisation."

"NASA researchers say the accelerated destruction of Borneo’s forests contributed to the largest single-year global increase in carbon emissions in two millenniums."


"People who claim that population growth is the big environmental issue are shifting blame from rich to the poor"


"the coal power plants in the pumped 659 million tonnes of into the atmosphere in 2017. 66% of the power sector’s CO2 emissions."

"7,600 premature deaths, 3,320 new cases of chronic bronchitis and over 137,000 asthma symptom days in children."

beyond-coal.eu/last-gasp/ t.co/IwYhdsthwm

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