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Opinion: If governments truly wanted to encourage artistic creation they shouldn't be giving artists something to sell to the capitalists (I can't see copyright as anything else, despite the propaganda). They'd be making sure we could live without doing so, e.g. via a universal basic income.

Money isn't an incentive to creativity, it's a distraction!

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“Microsoft (owner of Hotmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, Live.com, Office360, etc.) is rejecting all emails originating from Disroot.org servers.”

disroot.org/en/blog/microsoft_

#Privacy

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Let's make a thread of texts to radicalize the anarcho-curious in our lives. Please reply to this post with books, zines, articles, or videos. Bonus points for direct links and texts with accessible language.

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How to Be an Antifascist From Your Couch

thenation.com/article/politics

“For those not temperamentally inclined or physically able to hit the streets (or to hit Nazis), there are ways to participate that are no less valuable or radical. Research and monitoring take fortitude, savvy, deception, and a willingness to engage in obsessive digital scouring, but are necessary work. This is not terrorism, as the Trump administration claims, but the prevention of terror.”

#Antifascist #OSINT

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Huh, Swisscows is working on a VPN and apparently now a "WhatsApp alternative."

swisscows.com/en/vpn

nitter.snopyta.org/swisscows_c

Still won't take them seriously due to their forced, over-filtering of search results, and endorsing the drivel of a psychotherapeutic
counselor in their marketing.

swisscows.com/docs/Medienerzie

#Privacy

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> French law requires us to keep your IP address and the dates and times of connection of this IP address for one year. After one year, we erase all of this information. - youcare.world/privacy?l=en

> For data related to the queries, Qwant retains for 7 days the keywords of your query, associated with the User Agent of your browser, and a salted hash of your IP address... - about.qwant.com/legal/privacy/

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when people in your life tell you they would prefer you use a different pronoun for them;
instead of complaining, protesting, and making excuses for why it's too hard for you to do, why not try being like these kids?

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literally i hate the stanford prison experiment so much. even calling it an "experiment" is laughable. there was no control group. no data was recorded. everyone involved was a white american middle class male from the same city and it was a sample size of only 25 people. the guards were coached in intimidation and control tactics used by real prison guards prior to the experiment. Zimbardo himself was super involved and actively coaxed the guards into more extreme behavior.

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"I became an Anarchist when I decided to drop the theories and stop seeking power. When I stopped concerning myself with those things I realised that true Anarchy is my nature. It is our nature. It is what we were doing before the theories arrived, it is what we were doing before we were encouraged to be in competition with each other."

- Benjamin Zephaniah, 'Why I Am an Anarchist'

dogsection.org/why-i-am-an-ana

#anarchism

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Yet another fluff piece from #Mozilla about how we outta do something about the Internet

Uh, you?
How about you?

> Let’s take back control from those who violate our privacy

You're sponsored by Google

> We’re a non-profit backed organization that exists for the sole purpose of protecting the internet

You laid off 250 employees while your CEO made almost $2.5 million and continue to rake it in

> Big tech has gotten too big

Again, *literally* taking in Google bucks

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/09/

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Finished Talia Lavin’s “Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.” Highly recommend.

indiebound.org/book/9780306846

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Interesting new search engine I learned about: Okeano.

okeano.com

"We spend 80% of our profit to purchase as many river interceptors we can and deploy them to polluting rivers around the world."

"...we don't know who you are and it's impossible to tie your searches to you."

okeano.com/privacy

"Currently we support domain blocklisting and !waves (similar to DDG bangs)." - news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

#Privacy

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