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A key product of ubiquitous surveillance is people who are comfortable with it -

I am agitated and do not sleep well when I know I am under surveillance. How is this going to help?
Is it not enough that they already monitor our viewing(Prime,MGM,Twitch), listening(Audible,Music), reading(Kindle), shopping, internet(AWS), location(apps), and our house(Ring,Alexa)? The toilet is perhaps the only experience they are not monitoring.. yet 💩

Sharing this joke with my girlfriend and others really helped diffuse some tensions, and I hope it works for you too.😀

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what my girlfriend thought dating a software engineer would be like: "honey, I got an AI robot maid to do all our cooking for us"

what dating a software engineer is actually like: "if that microwave connects to the internet we're heating all our food with a blowtorch from now on"

Today we are celebrating independence from the data colonialists.

After ignoring ~20 unrecognized calls yesterday, I thought maybe it would be a good idea to have caller ID on my even though number spoofing is rampant. The first listed caller ID app in Google Play Store (Aurora) has a very impressive privacy report. 22 trackers and 52 permissions! Wow!

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Thanks to everybody's attention and hard work creating data for Facebook, the company is now valued at $1 trillion. Sorry, but none of that money will be disbursed to you.

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The #ACCESSAct is the most important tech law in decades, using interoperability to weaken the grip of Big Tech on our digital lives. It was passed out of committee this week. Next step: a vote by the House.

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The maj­or wit­n­ess in the US DoJ's ca­se against Ju­li­an #Assange has admitted to fabricating key accusati­ons in the indict­ment against the @wikileaks found­er

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Instead of the red pills I requested, I realized that my dealer had been giving me blue pills painted red.

Our phones are now ID tattoos. I like to go out in town with nothing in my pockets but cash and sometimes have this experience:

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According to NPR, we can change our settings in Facebook and Google to achieve privacy.
Those settings are like the illusory control provided by the steering wheel on this stroller.

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Roger Waters rejects endorsing Instagram after direct ask from Zuckerberg -

If anyone thinks it possible to anonymize location data, please explain. I will not provide even anonymous data to be used against us collectively by the data vultures. When traveling, I use OSMand or Organic Maps with downloaded maps and music on a device without SIM or ID while my real phone stays in a Faraday sleeve. I will not buy a car that has any infotainment or mapping systems until it has a FOSS OS that I can verify and control what data it collects and sends.

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