Who should have the final say over what you see online?
The illogic of the "paradox of tolerance" argument is mindblowing. If we are not prepared to tolerate the intolerant, then we are fundamentally incapable of defending a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, because we *are* the intolerant, we are the people a tolerant society needs defending against. Classic example, it is on the basis of the "paradox of tolerance" that so many atheists justify their islamophobia.
This article about Google's project to store and analyze millions of Americans' health care data confirms my suspicions about the Fitbit acquisition.
Many people who don't care about mass data collection because "I've got nothing to hide" change their tune when it's health care data. #privacy
Linux Foundation bans person for "Tone Policing."
Full article (just the facts, no opinion) and video reaction (with opinion) for free at the link.
Web 2.0 Was Hijacked and Broken By Big Tech. Privacy Pioneering Are Building a Better Web 3.0
On one hand, tech companies violate our #privacy, capture massive amounts of data without consent, and process and categorize it w/ ruthless efficiency to ever-more-precisely target us with ads.
On the other hand, AARP keeps trying to sell my deceased dad life insurance.
A lot of uncommon questions asked by Computer America on yesterday's show, 60 minutes that went remarkably fast (for me): Direct:
"For example, most people would be horrified by a proposal that all the paper envelopes and cardboard packages we send, should be opened and inspected against records of ownership, in order to prevent the distribution through the mail of copied products, like books or music.
But digitally superstitious people see nothing to worry about, when it comes to proposals to do pretty much exactly that, as long as we’re talking about digital packages."
This is my 4th attempt at NaNoWriMo. I have succeeded at 50,000 words once. I hope to again this year, and this year to finish my book and publish it. It will be interesting to see where it goes.
Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take they'll be watching you.
The #Librem5 software team were hard at work last month making changes to calls, messaging, settings, the software store, libhandy, the shell and compositor, virtual keyboard, kernel and much more.
Read the full update on our blog https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-september-2019-software-update/
Look at those great community contributed keyboard layouts to support additional languages :)
The surveillance dystopia can be stopped. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/evangreer/stop-facial-recognition-music-festivals-concerts
TechRadar rated the #Purism #Librem 13 v4 as one of the best #Linux laptops of 2019, “Great for privacy fanatics” https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-linux-laptops#3-purism-librem-13-laptop
Somebody gets it; the power and freedom of the Librem 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnbqjNvpupI
Thanks for sharing your ideas David (hackersgame)
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