@eff I think this is worth repeating:

> The mobile network does not encrypt calls or text messages end-to-end, nor does it conceal your location.

It *could* do these things. We have technologies that can do these things. But mobile networks just don't do it.

Imagine Star Wars, but, every droid in the galaxy is literally run by the Empire, they talk home to Coruscant every night for software updates, and the Rebel Alliance thinks this is just fine and doesn't understand how come they keep losing key battles

That's our future if we don't change the trajectory we're on.

I don't know how to make anyone who matters understand that.

It's International Women's Day!

And this bot is on fire, automatically posting the pay gap for all the orgs tweeting how supportive they are of women.

Great bit of open data activism...

twitter.com/PayGapApp

User accounts are so often a method of tracking users, yet they are not a requirement for running most internet services. #FDroid #Jitsi #CleanInsights #Wikipedia #Briar #FirefoxFocus all provide shining examples of working without accounts. f-droid.org/2022/02/28/no-user

The phone number bulldozer keeps excluding unphoned from social life.

The classifieds platform ebay-kleinanzeigen wants me to give them my phone number, or I can't use the web interface to contact sellers.

I'm not one to fall for this, and usage terms don't mention it. So I tried to complain to them directly.

Of course, there's no contact form.

#privacy #phonenumber #exclusion

@digiges@twitter.com @vzbv@twitter.com @WikimediaDE@twitter.com 🇬🇧 #DigitalServicesAct negotiations: Great support from 70+ human & digital rights organisations incl @LibertiesEU@twitter.com, @AmnestyEU@twitter.com and @edri@twitter.com on

#surveillanceAds
#encryption
#DataRetention

edri.org/wp-content/uploads/20

Let’s fight to convince Commission and Council!

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Щоб допомогти вам швидко почати роботу з Briar, ми написали новий короткий посібник: briarproject.org/quick-start/u

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#ClearviewAI says it is close to 100bil images to "identify everyone in world" according to pitch to investors.

+ private sales.

So much for keeping promises of gov only.

It's worrying ethical lines can be so blurry for the mass #surveillance industry.
techdirt.com/articles/20220218

Anyone know how to get out of #Ukraine? I hear there are no flights or trains. Perhaps private shuttle buses or something like that?

Specifically interested in getting from Kropyvnytskyi (Кропивни́цький) to the EU (or at least further west) somehow.

Asking for a family member.

Boosts appreciated.

PLEASE BOOST Russia, Nvidia, Cyber security important PSA 

Do not install anything from Nvidia's website and disable GeForce Experience updates until Nvidia lets everyone know that things are back under control. The attackers (Russia more than likely) could use the software to push out malicious software to consumers. https://wccftech.com/nvidia-hit-by-major-cyberattack-that-may-have-completely-compromised-parts-of-its-business/

This report makes an interesting point: banning car and airline advertising could reduce emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO₂e per year.

newweather.org/wp-content/uplo

I would personally prefer banning a lot more ads than that, but it's a start. 😉

If you are in the EU 🇪🇺, sign ✍️: reclaimyourface.eu/
#FacialRecognition intrusive systems must not be developed, deployed (even on a trial basis) or used by public or private entities insofar as they can lead to unnecessary or disproportionate interference with people’s fundamental rights

@mplammers The "5G vaccine" believers (most of which, hopefully, are just trolls) think that governments need to implant a chip under your skin to track you. Meanwhile, they can already do that with your phone, they just need to complete their databases to match every person's ID to their phone number. In the majority of the world's countries, they already have this.

Examples of things I can't do anymore, or am experiencing trouble because of my surveillance refusal:

- Finding a house
- Work with Windows computers
- Have a creditcard
- Read or watch the news
- Order food or grocery delivery
- I have to pay more in supermarkets (discount only for surveillance accepters)
- Buy things online
- Partake in your on-platform group chats
- Partake in FOSS development on Github (even Mastodon..)
- Donations to charity and FOSS projects
- NEW: Getting a vaccination

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war in Ukraine 

My heart goes out to all the people of Ukraine, as well as the people in Russia and other countries who are affected by the conflict without having a say in it.

🇬🇧New survey: Blanket #DataRetention of all citizens’ communications causes harm! #MassSurveillance deters millions of people in the EU from seeking medical and social support by phone or email!

What do you think?

Read more: patrick-breyer.de/en/survey-ch

@COM_EU@twitter.com Stop #DataRetention

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Here's a gentle reminder that #FDroid doesn't tax #android app developers in any way. However we humbly ask you to support us with your donations. f-droid.org/donate

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