Hi dear today I’d love to know if there’s has been research relative to internet decentralization & ecology. The internet’s carbon footprint is already estimated to 10% of global emission. Will decentralization help reduce that or is it paving the way to a worst scenario? Cc @aral @dada @switchingsocial @eliotberriot

Hi dear today I’d love to know if there’s has been research relative to internet decentralization & ecology. The internet’s carbon footprint is already estimated to 10% of global emission. Will decentralization help reduce that or is it paving the way to a worst scenario? Cc @aral @dada @switchingsocial @eliotberriot

“Demanding privacy from surveillance capitalists,” says Zuboff, “or lobbying for an end to commercial surveillance on the internet is like asking old Henry Ford to make each Model T by hand. It’s like asking a giraffe to shorten its neck, or a cow to give up chewing. These demands are existential threats that violate the basic mechanisms of the entity’s survival.”

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook

Facebook spent $7.3 million on Zuckerberg's security in 2017, and last summer the company told investors that it anticipated spending $10 million annually...

wired.com/story/millions-silic

The French DPA @CNIL imposes a financial penalty of €50M against Google for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization based on a complaint by @noybeu and @LaQuadrature

cnil.fr/en/cnils-restricted-co

#SurveillanceCapitalism #privacy #GDPR

Twitter va fermer ses portes – Page 42 page42.org/mauvaise-nouvelle-t
Une anticipation par Neil Jomunsi
« faire confiance à de grandes entreprises multinationales pour conserver notre patrimoine artistique, historique et politique est une grave erreur. Nous devons reprendre le contrôle sur nos publications, et a minima les héberger nous-mêmes, sur un blog sur lequel nous avons tout contrôle. »

I have now completely moved from my #iPhone to a smartphone with /e/. I must say that I'm terribly happy and proud to work with such a great team!
Appart some glitches/missing things all working fine! And UX better than #iOS
#Privacy #Android #opensource
e.foundation

Best way to move instances on #Mastodon:

On your OLD account:

1. Export your follows, mutes and blocks: go to Settings, then Data Export, then download the CSV files (you do NOT need to request an archive to do this!)

2. Set your old account to redirect to the new one: go to Settings, then Edit Profile, then "Move To A Different Account" (at bottom of screen)

On your NEW account:

3. Upload your follows, mutes and blocks: go to Settings, then Import, then upload the CSV files

#MastoHints

Hi everybody, I’m looking for people to follow/discover who are working on free decentralized alternative to gafam. Any suggestion please? cc @aral @switchingsocial @dada @eliotberriot 🤗

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them (so say we all)

ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-a

It’s always difficult admitting you’re wrong. But sometimes you have to in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. So, today, I admit that I was wrong about Google, Facebook, & surveillance capitalism in general being toxic for our human rights and democracy … it simply cannot be true given how they are endorsed by some of the most well-respected organisations in the world.

Whitewashing As A Service.

“RightsCon is the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, brought to you by Access Now … RightsCon offers organizations and businesses the perfect opportunity to generate exposure, goodwill, and growth.”

In case you were wondering if they know exactly what they’re doing or not.

Links:

* rightscon.org (first half of quote)

* rightscon.org/sponsors/ (second half of quote and screenshots)

Si vous utilisez #Funkwhale ou simplement si vous êtes intéressés par le projet vous pouvez nous rejoindre sur Mumble ou Pumble on va démarrer la #FunkwhaleSync 2 à 18:00.

Plus d'infos:
socialhub.network/t/funkwhale-

Mumble (client Desktop)
mumble.com/

Pumble (client Android)
f-droid.org/en/packages/com.mo

Sur facebook, à force que je parle de Diaspora et Mastodon, on me pose des questions.

Je me suis essayée à un article sur le sujet, en tant que non informaticienne et à destination des non informaticiens, un peu comme "le réseau social libre et décentralisé expliqué à ma grand-mère".

uneviedallegresse.wordpress.co

Toute remarque bienvenue!

#réseausocial #libre #décentralisé #alternatif #alternative #mastodon #diaspora #peertube #pixelfed #information #explication

#Liberapay is a libre alternative to Patreon. It lets you donate a regular amount of money to your favourite project every week, month or year.

The official website is at:

liberapay.com/

You can follow them on here at:

@Liberapay

The site itself is paid for by donations made to it through Liberapay.

#AlternativesAtoZ #Donations #Patreon #Funding

Question about federation : how does work followers counter? Where is it saved? Can we trust these numbers?

Hi @dansup I was reading this excellent article about botting on IG. I think it’s one of the most nefarious aspect of this platform. Do you think @pixelfed can tackle this problem? I guess that if I host my pixelfed instance, then nothing avoid me from cheating on like/follow stats? Is that right?

Analyse très intéressante de l’hégémonie des bots sur insta... « I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned » 👉 petapixel.com/2017/04/06/spent

Some day somebody is going to realize that for a year in my early career I worked at a company that sold ring tones and phone wallpapers so let me be up front that my whole "ethics in tech" thing is clearly something I evolved to later in life.

Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.

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