Neon Genesis Evangelion is the perfect story for this moment in history

Binged the entire series yesterday and I have to agree.

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Meta, Fediverse, Sunbeam City, Activity Pub, P2P 

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I'm really not excited for the future where cash is eliminated and you have to have an account on a dominant social media platform and a working surveillance device to buy anything. Also, in general, I find it very hard to care about how giant companies split the transaction fees.

The launch video for Facebook's new crypto has th eart direction of a Black Mirror episode...

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CryptPad has had a surge of visitors this week-end from Hong-Kong (the purple in the weekly stats here). We wonder if it’s related to the Hong Kong massive protests. CryptPad continues to grow fast ! #zeroknowledge #encryptedcollaboration #cryptpad

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Now that "free speech" is an alt-right dogwhistle, "Free as in free speech, not as in free beer" doesn't quite have the same ring, does it?

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Spotify uses "private listening" to sell information about your mood to advertisers, who then use that to manipulate your feelings:

#Spotify #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Philanthropy is a symptom of systemic injustice, not a solution to it.

Trying to KonMari my Mastodon experience with uBlock Origin

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reminder that the guy #BryanLunduke that claimed mozilla is sponsoring "#antifa email" is marketing director at #purism.
He claimed that #mozilla would by this, support a domestic terrorist organisation. In fact they where supporting a hosting collective focused on security.
see here for reffer:

When I was pointing him out on his errors and miss understanding of what antifa actually is, he claimed me doing libel. I gave him my word that he will be driven off from here, when he does not change his agenda. he's back as marketing director of #purism. How to respond to this?
cc @purism

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Mastodon on mobile starting to look like a native app

single-column mode has made my Mastodon experience so much calmer

Now all this needs a userstyle that adds a bit more whitespace ❤️

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So my favorite band, got hacked. Instead of giving into the hacker they are selling the stolen songs from the MiniDisc archives. All proceeds go to the Extinction Rebellion.

MiniDisc Download:

Extinction Rebellion:

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A white #FOSS nerd twitches nervously.

For a moment, on some level, he understands. The hidden surveillance systems in proprietary software are working to *defend* his privilege, not attack it. His fears of 1984 coming true will only ever be hypothetical for him, but are already everyday reality for the people his society criminalizes --- immigrants, muslims, sex workers, ex-convicts, left wing radicals.... Oh god, oh god! All this time the real problem was---

The moment passes. He returns to his keyboard to resume a rant that is only about software.

which reminds me of something I read last year:

"There’s an obvious connection between a decentralized internet, in which individuals create and oversee their own digital identities, and a functioning democracy, in which we make informed choices about who rules us and how we are ruled. Yet too few people make that link. "

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