An important day for our freedom to organize freely without being spied on: @Framasoft has just launched their crowdfunding campaign to develop @mobilizon a decentralized and federated platform for event organization
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It just occurred to me that there is no such thing as #SurveillanceCapitalism, it's just #Capitalism doing what it's always done in different ways. I mean you can look at it as People Farming on the one hand. On the other, it's just companies like #Google and #Facebook getting free labor from us to create a product for Advertisers. As if this was the first time Capitalists have exploited people for their voluntary labor under false pretences. *cough* #MLMs *cough*
"our lives are scraped and sold to fund their freedom and our subjugation, their knowledge and our ignorance about what they know"
- Shoshana Zuboff
The Age of #SurveillanceCapitalism, pg. 498
This is a fascinating and disturbing list of the 24 distinct vectors for browser #fingerprinting being examined by the #Tor project: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#fingerprinting-linkability 😬
“Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good … Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.” – NYTimes “The Privacy Project”
1. Fuck you, Sundar
2. Fuck you, NYTimes, and fuck your “privacy project”, you whitewashing muppets
Google headlining “Digital Wellbeing” festival, major whitewashing of surveillance capitalism going on right now.
If you want to help me call bullshit on this on birdsite, RTs etc. welcome: https://mobile.twitter.com/aral/status/1124245429523238912
.@BryanAlexander@twitter.com for current #FTTE bookclub reading—here's @firstname.lastname@example.org's followup to his #SurveillanceCapitalism review at https://boingboing.net/2019/01/21/problem-is-big-not-tech.html. Maybe will join our #zuboff discussion https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1065246960351760384
#SurveillanceCapitalism allows companies to target the vulnerable.
"In 2017, the newspaper The Australian published an article, based on a leaked document from #Facebook, revealing that the company had told advertisers that it could predict when younger users, including teenagers, were feeling “insecure,” “worthless” or otherwise in need of a “confidence boost.” Facebook was apparently able to draw these inferences by monitoring photos, posts and other social media data."
Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk
Newer versions of Chrome, Safari, and Opera will no longer allow you to disable hyperlink auditing, which is a concern for those seeking maximum privacy. While some of these browsers previously allowed you to disable this feature, newer versions are going in the opposite direction.
"When you’re logging in to a Starbucks account, booking an Airbnb or making a reservation on OpenTable, loads of information about you is crunched instantly into a single score, then evaluated along with other personal data..." #SurveillanceCapitalism https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-trust-scores-companies-use-to-judge-us-all-11554523206
"If we do not fix our breaking world — and that must be our priority — technology will likely only hasten the demise of the human race. The context cannot be solved by technology alone; governments must take action. But most existing governments are equally incapable of sorting this out."
When browsers are made by advertising companies:
"With privacy and online tracking being such a large problem and major concern for many users, you would think that browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy."