#uber said to be negotiating a multibillion-dollar takeover of scooter-sharing startup #theverge https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/1/18120933/uber-bird-lime-acquisition-negotiaton-report
Technology innovations provide an essential opportunity to make information and learning more personalized and accessible. However, many also present new risks of personal data collection from young people with little ability to make informed choices. https://pjmedia.com/trending/google-is-developing-dossiers-on-students-using-their-products-in-classrooms-disclosures-show/
As predicted by many commentators, #CambridgeAnalytica is going to escape punishment because all the people involved simply formed a new (but legally separate) company:
By going after companies and not people, it is very difficult to enforce privacy laws.
This is a familiar pattern that commercial con artists use: run up liabilities with one company, then transfer assets to a new company. If they get caught, they simply do it again, and it's legal.
I discussed with people for years what's so bad about Google. This made them think different. They began so see some of the problems that come with this kind of companies. Until they get offered a job. Well paid. Very well.
I'm surprised how money can change ones mind: shaping emotions, distorting memories and bending moral.
I realized that I have no idea what could happen to me if I'd be offered 150k.
Apparently Axel Voss was unaware of what he voted for. What is a parliament good for if it just consists of puppets?
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RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Great piece by @email@example.com explaining why we should care about yesterday's vote in the EU Parliament on #Uploadfilter & more - what happened & why, why it matters & what can still be done: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back #EU #CopyrightDirective
Die neuen Anti-Terror-Pläne der EU enthalten #Uploadfilter für extremistische Inhalte. Unter die Definition von Extremismus können auch Tier-, Umwelt- oder Datenschützer*innen fallen. Deshalb haben wir immer vor einer solchen Zensurinfrastruktur gewarnt! https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Terrorbekaempfung-EU-Kommission-legt-Richtlinie-fuer-Upload-Filter-im-Netz-vor-4163378.html
I don't really know what to say about #article13...
I hope for disobedience. And I hope that citizens some when begin to realize that the welfare of our society is not the governments first priority. But what is it then? (left as an exercise for the reader 😉 )
Who are our politicians at power? Why are they at power? What made them fight and spend so much money to get elected? Do they really do this for the good of us all? Without expecting any returns?
Meanwhile, the EU has voted to kill the Internet as we know it and possibly aid in creating an even bigger surveillance machine in the process.
Civil disobedience is the way forward on this one. We redouble our efforts to create decentralised alternatives and if they’re deemed illegal by this myopic legislation, so be it. Fuck ’em. We go to jail if we need to.
If you had any illusions that the battle for personhood and human rights would be easier in our age, think again.
Wikipedia's warning: EU copyright changes threaten the internet itself
Since I support open source in every possible way, I joined #mastodon moving from twitter. Because clearly it is better in privacy, security and in technology. Mainly it doesn't not make profit with any personal info provided like facebook and twitter.
Thanks for having me here.
Sleepy bear at day, free software enthusiast at night.
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