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American tech companies are quietly working with the FBI on "solutions" to end-to-end encryption, @gizmodo reports. gizmodo.com/silicon-valley-and There is no such thing as an encryption backdoor that only lets in the good guys. protonmail.com/blog/encryption

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Welcome to 2019. Your surveillance device is now foldable.

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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What happens when you block all of Google's IP addresses from your life? Many fascinating things break, because Google is an octopus.

gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-o

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And this is why I love Paul Nemitz. This is how you respond to criticism you agree with even if it involves you.

If we all just did what Paul did here, we’d be well on our way to fixing things.

Thank you, Paul. This gives me so much hope and makes me feel far less alone :)

:indieHeart:

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Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/goog

Almost as if… they’re both surveillance capitalists acting exactly as you would expect surveillance capitalists to act.

Via @laura

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No, Apple are not perfect. No, they’re not your friend (no trillion-dollar corporation is). Yes, we must invest in and build ethical, individually-owned-and-controlled and peerarchical technological infrastructure from the commons and for the common good. No, Apple isn’t just the same as Google and telling people that they are when it comes to your privacy is patently irresponsible.

2018.ar.al/notes/apple-vs-goog

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wow, this is a new one

if you need my “personal data” to pay your staff then you need to find a more ethical fucking business model

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