Ecuador Will Imminently Withdraw Asylum for Julian Assange and Hand Him Over to the UK. What Comes Next? - G.Greenwald
"It should not be this difficult for journalists to set aside their personal emotions about Assange to recognize the profound dangers – not just to press freedoms but to themselves – if the U.S. Government succeeds in keeping Assange imprisoned for years to come..."
@suetanvil @jz Some of the grubby, uneducated poors have figured GPG out on our ownsie without being trained. Amazing, I know! Some of us would like a little less condescension in tech dev, more power settings and enhancement of agency, rather than appeals to an infantilized state. Thanks for your concern, though...
@jz Share your concerns + also that they have effectively helped whitewash Google/Facebook by working with them to add encryption that's not on by default.
At the same time, only one of two solutions right now that are fully open source + cross platform (the other being Wire). (Also, an apk is available for download but is discouraged/not easy to find - they do push people to Google.)
We definitely need decentralised alternatives that publicly oppose surveillance capitalism.
Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)
= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.
Neteròi Contemporary Art Museum http://rollership.tumblr.com/post/176052275796/towerintheocean-neteròi-contemporary-art-museum
Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States at https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states - discuss at https://freepo.st/post/8e5tyubjy8 #freepost
Peter Thiel, l’homme qui voulait achever la démocratie
Pulitzer prize winner Chris Hedges: "The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom" https://t.co/Elai665Oqj
One may dislike what they're told about his public persona, yet has to acknowledge that what happens to #Assange happens to each of us...
The Berlin neighbourhood fighting off the Google giant! Kreuzberg’s crusade.
Kick Google out of the Neighbourhood coz Google is a bad neighbor!
Apparently there is something on TV....
Berliners! Today! Jul.14th - 15:00
"Anti-Google café": Informal and self-organized fight against the Google Campus in #Kreuzberg, #Berlin. It offers space for meetings, exchange, information, discussion and coordination in order to fight together against the opening of the Google Campus in Kreuzberg. Without the appeal to politics, without negotiating with power, but a creative and direct struggle.
At Kalabala!k, Reichenbergerstr. 63A