“When Vladimir Putin denies the reality of the Ukrainian state, he is speaking the familiar language of empire.”


You may have heard that Clearview AI announced it will offer its surveillance tech to Ukraine.

It seems no human tragedy is off-limits to surveillance companies looking to sanitise their image.



The Librem 14 laptop is purposefully made for easy repair and upgrades. We bring to you a simple, step-by-step guide that you can use to replace the motherboard and screen ➡️ puri.sm/posts/repairing-librem

Is Google Analytics illegal?

Yes, said the Austrian Data Protection Authority and today the French DPA agreed!

Exciting times to be a European, privacy-focused web analytics project 🔥

#thelinuxgamer reviews the #Librem5, #Birch phone by @purism


It sounds like the Librem 5 is making good progress in its performance. I am also seeing pictures of bluetooth from @todd, and gaming videos by @dos

Pretty soon we're going to have #gnulinux phones available, small handheld Linux computers!

RT @Snowden
Your smartphone broadcasts your exact location thousands of times per day to dozens of different companies. Each has the power to follow individuals wherever they go, in near-real time.

That’s not a glitch in the system. It is the system.

RT @EinsteinsAttic
This is not only fucking outrageous, it sets an incredibly dangerous precedent. How can US #PharmaTech possibly be trusted if it thinks it can have exclusive rights over (i.e. 'own') your health data?

HT @glynwintle

1/ This is one of many barely-visible cameras at a Walgreens convenience store.

The system tries to determine the age and gender of those nearby.

Then, it serves ads, based upon their artificial intelligence algorithm, on the refrigerator doors.

See-through doors have been replaced with full video screens.

It takes diligence to find this type of #privacy-invading #AI manipulation that uses sexual stereotypes and age discrimination to sell products.

> Fighting back is possible.

Some associated links:

Firefox Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension


Electronic Frontier Foundation Privacy Badger


While you are there, install HTTPS Everywhere to force SSL connections


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"Privacy isn't about hiding bad things, but about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are. Our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities."

-- The Tor Project

Corporate greed strikes again, how Microsoft sent to prison a guy for making copies of free restore disks. Yes the ones you used to get for free with your computer.


#ServiceDesign #DesignSystem
"Why every design system needs a service designer" a design system is not just a bunch of components in Sketch and maybe some HTML/CSS, it's so much more and having a service designer in the team helps a lot amyhupe.co.uk/articles/why-eve

At a meeting today with O2, EE, Vodafone, ThreeUK about mobile blocking, to discuss @openrightsgroup ’s report - make the BBFC's appeals better, stop blocking things like wedding photographers and cannabis oils

We really are reaching a turning point here: the the one where our lives are either assisted by technologies for our benefit or entirely determined by technology corporations for their profits.

Do you use revolut.com app?

Watch out for their new privacy policy...

You can opt out of having personal data shared with social media companies fro November 12th.

Surveillance capitalism strikes again, this time with banking. Not a surprise that a company like Revolut are doing this!

Moved my account to a new instance run by @Floppy from my original @javi@mastodon.javi.pro hoping to use it a little bit more now :-)


Open social media for the UK