Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.
this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?
This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.
Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.
Edward Snowden (@snowden)
Seven years ago, as the news declared I was being charged as a criminal for speaking the truth, I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA's activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them.
And yet that day has arrived.
"We’re accelerating into a future in which a digitally connected privileged class performs virtual labor in isolation while a massive police state protects them from an expendable underclass that takes most of the risks."
Farkë lake located near #Tirana city
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Hip hop as Resistance and Creativity https://kolektiva.media/videos/watch/3f1bfbc9-72f4-4f1b-b45f-afd7157b39f9
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There’s no such thing as a backdoor that only lets in the "good guys."
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Again and again I am surprised how Spanish administrations pioneer the transition to using #FreeSoftware ecosystems inside Europe:
"Rianxo is a municipality with 12,000 inhabitants on the northwest coast of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. The town’s public service, comprising between 60 and 80 staff depending on the season, switched entirely to open source in 2014, over a period of just one month."
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If you want to introduce someone to Tor, this animation is a great place to start. https://youtu.be/JWII85UlzKw
Amazon VP Tim Bray Resigns, Calls Company "Chickenshit" for Firing Protesting Workers
> In his resignation letter, Bray said that “firing whistleblowers isn’t just a side-effect of macroeconomic forces, nor is it intrinsic to the function of free markets. It’s evidence of a vein of toxicity running through the company culture. I choose neither to serve nor drink that poison.”
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