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.)
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.
"Deserting the Digital Utopia. Computers against Computing"
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.
"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"
"7,600 premature deaths, 3,320 new cases of chronic bronchitis and over 137,000 asthma symptom days in children."
"I deny the right to judge me to all those who don’t understand the voice of my yearnings, the howl of my needs, the flights of my spirit, the sorrow of my mind, the thrill of my ideas and the anguish of my thought."
~ Renzo Novatore
"#EuropeanUnion states have built over 1,000km of border walls since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989"
#gr "Παρακάμπτοντας τη λογοκρισία"
με αφορμή τις πρόσφατες αποφάσεις της ΕΔΠΠΙ για μπλοκάρισμα συγκεκριμένων websites απ' το ελληνικό internet.
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
You get paid to work
✅ from anywhere in the world
✅ on a world-changing project
✅ that's open source,
✅ stewarded by a small team
✅ that's led by a woman.
Help spreading the word is much appreciated:
"The Machine Stops"
by E.M. Forster (1909)
@valvin @loic @indie I suggest we have the Saudi royal family sponsor FOSDEM. How about some neo-Nazi sponsorship? Is there anywhere you would draw a line at and say “I’m not taking that money?” If so, why are you not drawing that line at surveillance capitalism and corporations that exist by violating our human rights?