We will never really be safe until all our hardware is Open Hardware and all our software is Open Source.
It's a hard goal to achieve. I try to focus on the parts that matter most. But there are so many ways a closed dependency can hurt us.
🌿 About those kill-switched Ukrainian 🇺🇦 tractors 🚜 | by Cory #@Doctorow | May, #AD2022 | Medium
"… Deere 🦌 aggregates all the soil data from all the farms, all around the world, and sells it to private equity firms making bets in the futures market. … The real money 💸 is using farmers’ aggregated data to inform the bets that financiers make against the farmers. …" #Landwirtschaft
Has Commissioner Johansson Met With Digital Rights Groups? https://has-commissioner-johansson-met-with-digital-rights-groups.eu/
🇬🇧 You thought #CSS is this droll language that makes your webpages look cuter?
#EU commissioner #YlvaJohansson might start her attack on #E2EE soon, maybe introducing a game changing mandatory #monitoring of your smartphones, PCs, and other devices. #ClientSideScanning might be the key to your (formerly) private contents.
Bugs in our Pockets:
A recording of the German #BigBrotherAwards with an excellent English live translation by Sebastian Lisken is available, too:
BigBrotherAwards 2022 [English live translation]
A leaked Facebook document shows that the company itself has hardly any overview of where the data of its users flow to. This is likely to be in blatant contradiction to the General Data Protection Regulation: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21716382-facebook-data-lineage-internal-document
@DPCIreland@twitter.com The audience award goes to you, too. Cheers!
Dear Commissioner Helen Dixon of @DPCIreland@twitter.com,
you just received one of the German #BigBrotherAwards for your “comprehensive sabotage of European Data Protection law”.
What is your response?
Banging the drum for the #Fediverse in this #ContraChrome interview for The New Stack by the @ricmac
Some tech questions noticeably over my head, guess I should have consulted with you folks first 😅
Facebook doesn't respect the privacy of their users, GDPR or the DSA. 'Leaked Facebook ads document raises fresh questions over GDPR enforcement' Great reporting https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/27/facebook-leaked-ads-document-meta-gdpr/
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