This is superb - shows you why Robert Fisk and John Pilger are true journalist’s and the Guardian are centrist metropolitan hacks twitter.com/chrislynnhedges/st

This is superb - shows you why Robert Fisk and John Pilger are true journalists and the Guardian are centrist metropolitan hacks twitter.com/chrislynnhedges/st

Secret services in Germany will soon be allowed to hack devices and observe people with the #Staatstrojaner (Trojan horse used by the government).

It is suspected that it was also sold illegally to secret services of other countries such as Turkey or Syria to spy on the opposition there.

The SPD, German Labour Party, had hesitated for a long time, then they caved in and passed the bill together with the Conservatives (CDU).

This is the German sound of #surveillance.

youtube.com/watch?v=irB9h4jBN_

Not sure if anyone posted this yet, but the youtube-dl takedown also screwed over journalists who relied on it for archival and analysis purposes:

freedom.press/news/riaa-github

I lost my job this morning.

If anyone happens to know of freelance or remote work opportunities, please let me know.

Thank you.

#DavidGraeber on the Extreme 'Centre' and its lack of vision.

"Previously unreleased video of David Graeber talking about liberalism. Originally filmed at the start of 2020" via DDN.

Rest in Power David Graeber

doubledown.news/watch/2020/12/

TIL thanks to @DarthChillash@twitter.com that @Discord@twitter.com bots are magical little things.

We just wrapped up the first episode of #GamesForEveryone, and our little bot recorded local FLAC audio for each host, then wrapped it all up into an Audacity project file.

That is freaking awesome!

Soon, if not already, LBRY will be the only place you can see multiple sides and opinions, instead of just one narrative

Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.

this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?

This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.

Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

@fedilab @tateisu #fediverse #mastoadmin #freespeech #censorship

The people’s republic of Walmart: an excellent book! Summary: Planning works; just not for us.

It's about time we stopped buying into the propaganda phrase "ad blockers", and started calling user-protection tools like #uBlockOrigin and #NoScript what they are; spy blockers. If I display ads on my website using HTML and CSS, spy blockers won't block those. As far as they know, the text, images, audio, or video that make up the ads could be anything. So what's really being blocked is not ads, but tracking. Thanks to the authors of this site, for pointing this out:
shouldiblockads.com/

Back in 2016 @OpenTechFund@twitter.com paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by @NCCCrypto@twitter.com: an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. #SaveInternetFreedom #SaveOTF saveinternetfreedom.tech

Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.

Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)

Are you one of those people only using Facebook because it's where people invite you to events? Well, now's the perfect time to #DeleteFacebook.

RT @lrvick@twitter.com

Signal is likely getting burned by their centralized approach exactly as I have predicted for years.

We need -decentralized- e2e encrypted chat servers so there is no central party to strongarm.

@matrixdotorg@twitter.com can be self hosted as a Tor hidden service.

uk.pcmag.com/security-5/125569

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lrvick/status/1248

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