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#surveillancecapitalism giants, which work for #drone strikes etc., want to own your every packet

This is an exhaustive list by @paulakreuzer about #FOSS Software to help you "How to Live Without #FuckOffGoogle and Other Evil Tech Giants"

Thanks for the collection and the write-up!

#SurveillanceCapitalism #FLOSS

BS. This is #proprietarysoftware from a #surveillancecapitalism company in #nsa PRISM. This won't secure #privacy of users. Or secure from particular parties only.
Incognito Mode To Become More Secure In Google Chrome 75

Google: here, have some money, write some docs. Just don't talk about #surveillancecapitalism or we won't give you money again

Mass #surveillancecapitalism company tries to claim "moral" authority by #openwashing hey #google where can I download the source code for your search?

#Google Is Launching "Season of Docs" To Help Improve Open-Source Documentation putting a gentler face on #surveillancecapitalism (just ignore the armed drones and the #nsa OK?)

#zemlinpac event controlled by #surveillancecapitalism giant #facebook see

#surveillancecapitalism cc @aral

#SurveillanceCapitalism Is Destroying Our #Freedom and Our Intimacy #privacy #surveillance @aral @glynmoody
Surveillance Capitalism Is Destroying Our Freedom and Our Intimacy

Dear Googles: I hope you’re giving a lot of hard thought to Brownshirt-proofing your vast troves of personal data.

Just sayin’.

#Kristallnacht #surveillanceCapitalism #google

fair points. But privacy is only a subset of a much larger concern, which is about *control*. Putting aside the argument we could have over the "black box" part of my post, the fact remains that:

> outsourcing processing work to the user's PC - via JS - is exactly how #SurveillanceCapitalism achieves massive scale, while claiming that #ThereIsNoAlternative to centralized server infrastructure.

that's a fine distinction. As a developer, you're in a better position than I am to know. But you'll need to convince me. Because it seems to me that outsourcing processing work to the user's PC - via JS black boxes - is exactly how #SurveillanceCapitalism achieves massive scale, while claiming that #ThereIsNoAlternative to centralized server infrastructure. A myth they've propagated so effectively that even many developers have started believing it:

I think we should answer using #surveillanceCapitalism retoric and say this is just "consumer choice".

Just had a look through #uBlockOrigin's readme, and I love them, such a good bunch of humans.

"[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of `blocking = theft` is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to #privacy."

Wanted to give them money, but:

"Free. Open source. For users by users. No donations sought."

✊ 🌈

#advertising #surveillanceCapitalism

Developers, we can clean the Web of Google surveillance one site and one service at a time. What do you say?


89% of EU Government Sites Infiltrated by Ad Tracking Scripts

(Note: The Register talks of 82%.)

#BleepingComputer #TheRegister #Tracking #Privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism #EU

89% of EU Government Sites Infiltrated by Ad Tracking Scripts

(Note: The Register talks of 82%.)

#BleepingComputer #TheRegister #Tracking #Privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism #EU

89% of EU Government Sites Infiltrated by Ad Tracking Scripts

(Note: The Register talks of 82%.)

#BleepingComputer #TheRegister #Tracking #Privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism #EU

“On the official government websites of 25 EU member states, the French government had the highest number of ad trackers on its site, with 52 different companies tracking users’ behavior.”
“Bravo” @gouvernementFR! #SurveillanceCapitalism


We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

Filtered word: nsfw


Why does a vegan get ads for ice cream?

My friend, let’s call him Jake, has been a #vegan for years, long before it was trendy.

He said the other day, “Okay, Bill, you’re the one who keeps telling me about the terrible things the #internet can do (he usually ignores most of my advice) so how come I get #ads for Ben & Jerry’s in my emails on my Mac? They keep screaming at me “Hey, Jake! Buy Ben ‘n’ Jerry’s now!”

I try to ignore the irritation I feel that he hasn’t even installed an #... show more

Unlike at #eff this one is funded by #mozilla rather than #surveillancecapitalism giant #google compare to
Apply for a Mozilla Fellowship

#surveillancecapitalism and fat #pentagon contracts are not for #europe to imitate. Yes, #imperialism and #war yield money, national debt now at 22+ trillion (in few private pockets).

#google celebrating what it is destroying (for profit and power). #surveillancecapitalism #web30 #www

#latestagecapitalism + #surveillancecapitalism = Teenagers Getting Paid to be Spied on by #Facebook next: paid for blood, kidneys; see #china

#UN Environment and European Commission climb into bed with #surveillancecapitalism company #google (does the #eu understand that Google isn't EU and works for #fiveeyes i.e. #trumpland and #brexit Britain?)

Hey, EFF. You're taking money from the company that is doing this. #google #corporategreed #surveillancestate #surveillancecapitalism #listeningdevices
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There's no such thing as "serverless computing"; this #idg editor promotes a #surveillancecapitalism lie. Worse than "cloud" even.

#surveillancecapitalism giant #google slaps the label "privacy" on something
Google Makes Machine Learning Library Open Source

"TensorFlow Privacy" from the biggest #surveillancecapitalism company that uses this software to help #cia assassinate people
Google announces TensorFlow 2.0 Alpha, TensorFlow Federated, TensorFlow Privacy, and the Coral development platform

Two things today's "smart" phones and toilet paper have in common: they fold and they need to be flushed down the toilet. #surveillance #gimmick #surveillanceCapitalism #consumerism #fashion

Very expensive. #surveillancecapitalism by #fitbit

It's really Fitbit that should pay the users to foolishly 'buy' these because they are the real product.
Fitbit Introduces 4 New Affordable Wearables Starting At $70


Harvard professor says surveillance capitalism is undermining democracy
#surveillancecapitalism #democracy
Harvard professor says surveillance capitalism is undermining democracy

Harvard Gazette: harvard professor says surveillance capitalism is undermining democracy (Harvard Gazette)

#google targets poor kids in #india with #listeningdevices disguised as #education #surveillancecapitalism
Google Launches Bolo In India: Speech-based App To Help Children Read


Which websites featured on the Federation have the worst privacy?

My last post highlighted how ticking the OEmbed box to add a website picture to a post can compromise Federation users if it contains a tracker.



I also mentioned tools, like Disconnect, we could use to detect websites which track their users. In this post I reveal some of the most popular reference websites on the Federation with low privacy and high tracking rates.

I believe Federation users should consider not embedding, or at least warning their readers about the surveillance techniques carried out by these sites.

A Princeton University study identified almost a million websites that track their users. Here are just 5 examples of websites whose stories are commonly quoted on the Federation:


Wired is a popular... show more


Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android

  • At least 61 percent of apps tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app.
Facebook routinely tracks users, non-users and logged-out users outside its platform through #Facebook Business Tools. App developers share data with Facebook through the Facebook Software Development Kit (SDK), a set of software development tools that help developers build apps for a specific operating system.

Partial list of offending #android apps and more info at:

A good reason to use non-Google Play Store apps and to use those found at F-Droid

#privacy #google #surveillance #SurveillanceCapitalism #capitalism #BigData

#Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

"...there are still some 100 workers allocated to the “cost center” associated with Dragonfly, meaning that the company is maintaining a budget for potential ongoing work on the plan."

#FuckOffGoogle #FuckCensorship #SurveillanceCapitalism #China

The term "data processing" is so generic and vague (ALL programs process data), might as well mean mass #surveillance ... scroll down and indeed it says "Big Data" (the modern euphemism of #surveillancecapitalism giants)