archived version of the article:
it coincides with Google's privacy push at Google I/O:
The only good alternative to cash I've seen as of yet is GNU Taler. All the crypto bullshit making us dependent on shady consortiums of whoever has the most cycles to waste, or worse (PoS) whoever has the most money.
And now Facebook and co. just trying to shackle us to their corporate grip by pretending to make a cryptocurrency when really they're just making Zuck dollars to get even more power and influence
@hrthu oh, how the future is bright! Let's hope 46 will at least put net neutrality back for the poor US serfs to the oligarchy
For those fascinated by DNS--and who isn't?--here is a worthwhile conversation between Ryan K of Cloudflare and Bill Woodcock of Quad9.
Sorry, a goldmine, I'll stop.
“There are only two industries that use the term ‘user’. One is us, as in Silicon Valley, and the other is drug dealers…”
In the video linked to at the end of the article:
the (same) author makes the claim that the reason many people are OK with surveillence is because they've already been conditioned to it by Christian doctrine.
Of the two, I'd recommend Eubanks first, though both are worth it and are quick reads.
Cannot for the life of me remember where I found this, nevertheless it's probably the best explanation for layfolk as to why #privacy is an existential threat:
We should refuse to play the inane whatdoyouhavetohide game by changing the language of the debate. The idea of #digitalfeudalism is a great start.
A group seems to be working on a FOSS alternative to the Google Play watchdog push server. It looks like they are trying to work with FOSS developers to create & implement a standard. Hopefully this gains momentum.
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