The third-party tracking industry is one-way mirror: from the inside, you can see only apps, web pages, ads, and yourself reflected by social media. But in the shadows behind the glass, trackers quietly take notes on nearly everything you do.

Whether someone is an activist who decided to muddle in politics and said it wouldn't change them, or a politician who pretends to be an activist,

you can always recognize the politician mindset because their answer to almost every problem becomes 'join my organization/party/group'.

Which is a terrible mindset. Every action becomes a recruitment drive. Every problem is re-worded so that the answer happens to fit what their group can do. No one group is the fix-all. That's a dead end.


This but dead serious.

'You will have a lot less nazis and terfs finding you and if you talk about police brutality a lot more people will believe you than anywhere else online'
is exactly what a lot of people look for with a much greater sense of urgency than all the other stuff they deal with on corporate social media.

Peertube has scripts that allows you to upload a complete YouTube-Channel to a desired peertube account.

That way, you can also automatically mirror YouTube-Channels to a PeerTube Channel, from e.g. your laptop.

You don't have to own the instance, you just need an account on that instance.


Boost appreciated :) cc @Framasoft


Using domain registries for censorship already happens. We can't let it happen to the ten million+ registrants and NGOs who use their .ORG websites and emails to hold governments and industry to account.

Hey @Ahuka, I just listened to HPR #2940 and was pleasantly surprised to hear get mentioned! (Though there *are* rules here.)

Looking forward to future episodes - do you plan on covering Scuttlebutt?

good post about how nerd communities' mass-adoption of the closed and proprietary Discord platform will inevitably lead to the long-term loss of (or loss of access to) mountains of special-interest group knowledge and community history

"TLDR; It is not a very future-proof way of knowledge-building & archiving at all."

see also:

World leaders are using "anarchist" disparagingly again. This is a good sign

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Domain block, TERFs 

State violence, airstrike imagery 

The data that Google collects in its "Sensorvault," and is turning over to police, is so precise that one deputy police chief said it “shows the whole pattern of life.” The government should not have such broad access to our digital lives.

“diversity of tactics!” is never excuse to avoid criticism of a movements’ tactics.

Diversity of tactics means we see the value of many different initiatives being taken at the same time, we don’t pretend to have all the answers and we try not to get in each other’s way.

It doesn’t mean there are no bad tactics, or tactics that could become much better.
Debate on tactics should thrive. And if we still end up doing very different things, we do them better because we learned from each other.

The American people deserve to know whether mass surveillance is legal and constitutional. Instead of deciding whether the NSA's activities are illegal, the court deferred to the government's state secrecy arguments, trapping our case in a Catch-22.

I finished my several-day deep-dive into Extinction Rebellion and wrote a long-ish post on why I am staying far away from the movement:

Breaking: According to @nytimes, the government’s program of collecting hundreds of millions of telephone records using Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act has been shut down—at least temporarily. It's time for this mass surveillance program to end permanently.

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