Happy Independence Day!
#iday from centralized media
1000+ postcards have been delivered
Hundreds of posters are hanging in CH, DE, ES, AU
8 packages shipped across EU
20+ key politicians have been contacted
At least one big institution announced to open mastodon today
400 EUR total budget
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Highlights from the on-going #CambridgeAnalytica (CA) leak:
Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth wrote: “So was Facebook responsible for Donald Trump getting elected? I think the answer is yes.”
Brittany Kaiser (CA leaker): "the Trump campaign put together over a million different advertisements."
The Guardian reports on a new leak whose documents will be released over the next months.
Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’ - Company’s work in 68 countries laid bare with release of more than 100,000 documents https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/04/cambridge-analytica-data-leak-global-election-manipulation
#fediverse in 2019
In 2019 the number of fediversed registered accounts increased from 2.500.000 users to roughly 4.300.000 – about 🎉 1.800.000 newcome
Five networks growing most rapidly in online server numbers in 2019 were:
Three great interviews about the #CambridgeAnalytica propaganda machine:
Following last years tradition we'll have a #fdroid meetup at #36C3 on the day 1 at 1400.
Last year we had a room with 12 seats and 60 minutes, this year we'll have a lot more space at #cbase and 90 minutes 🙂.
There will be lots of stickers. See you all there.
Oh, and the Facebook/Google/Amazon/Microsoft/Apple? Nein danke stickers are here too :) #36c3
One commonly mentioned danger of a large corporate player like Twitter coming into the decentralized social world is the Embrace-Extend-Extinguish tactic, wherein one entity adopts a common protocol, and once it acquires a large marketshare then makes itself incompatible through custom changes, locking its users in and leaving the common protocol for dead.
Facebook under fire as political ads vanish from archive https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-advertising/facebook-under-fire-as-political-ads-vanish-from-archive-ft-idUSKBN1YE2IH + see what disappeared here https://ad.watch
A paper about #GDPR violations and consent:
In the conclusions:
"we have identified four legal violations of both the GDPR and the ePD and we have detected them on 1426 European websites that use TCF cookie banners. We have detected at least one of these violations in 54% of websites."
- Sending your searches to Facebook.
- Sending your watched videos and usage time to Appsflyer partners.
- Fingerprints the hardware of the person watching the shared video on both web browser and mobile app using canvas leak and audio API.
- Embeds sharer ID into shared video URLs, hides it via URL shortening.
- And more!
Since they do not ask for consent they're in violation of multiple EU privacy laws.
Twitter is full up censoring even the mildest criticisms of our system
I posted a rather innocuous anti-neoliberal tweet that got a few likes and retweets in its first few minutes. Then I posted another and everything stopped - neither tweet got any further reaction.
So, I checked the analytics and saw that the first tweet had " - " impressions (never seen that before) and the other one "0" (all my regular tweets get at least 20 impressions in their first few minutes).
So I tweeted again to test - And you guessed it "0" impressions for that tweet too (screenshot below)
Twitter might claim a bug or weird chance, but having heard to many stories like this I don't believe that at all, especially as this has happened to me in exactly the same way once before. The offending tweet in that case pointed out the complete media blackout of the Yellow Vest protests.
But hey, if our oligarchs feel that their grip on the consensus is that fragile then I'm feeling hopeful
Why did @uspto issue a patent on organizing photos? We don’t know, but now it’s being used to sue a non-profit that develops free and open source software. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/12/how-patent-sorting-photos-got-used-sue-free-software-group
Amazon Unveils New Server Chip to Compete With Intel’s Product
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