Facebook teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays:


Let Facebook employees rediscover the feeling of shame.

Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:


At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:

"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."


I really wish that academic studies on Mastodon like this were not funded by UK's Orwellian programs on Defence and Security:


Anyhow, the paper contains useful statists. For example, it points out that Amazon 🤮 hosts more than 30 percent of the Mastodon users.

The FSF just announced an "Ethical TECH Giving" guide with recommendations on hardware and associations working towards ethical goals. Among these:

* the Librem phone @purism
* the X200 Thinkpad with secure and super-fast
* the French @April association
* and the Software Freedom Conservancy @conservancy

The full list is at:

For more news from the FSF, sign up their mailing list here:

@Framasoft just announced its ambitions for 2020:


Among these:
* education on several fronts
* , a platform to mobilize people
* increasing popularity of peertube
* "cloud Framasoft": a single account for several services

If you like the work of , you can support its team with a donation:

Facebook shut down from Sunday November 24 at 21:00 to 1:00 next morning the page of the movement called which protests against former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. This happened shortly after a successful flash mob:


It is likely that Salvini purchases large amounts of publicity on Facebook.

Flash mobs and political actions should better be organized on media such as :



Sacha Baron Cohen (who created the character "Borat") exposes himself and writes against the giants of the internet:

"if Facebook were around in the 1930s, it would have allowed Adolf Hitler to post 30-second ads"


Is your favourite news website respecting your privacy?
Is it clean from hidden links to facebook, twitter, google analytics, google fonts, google tags, and alike?

Republik.ch (in the image) is a nice and rare exception.

If you know any other, please leave a comment.

The prepare to ask today more direct and demand to insert the “Referendum of Citizen Initiative” () into the Constitution [1].

The Gilets Jaunes often did and are organizing around . That’s maybe why they are so successful.

But there is more out there to escape the Orwellian state:


Good luck !!

[1] leparisien.fr/politique/c-est-

The Chaos Communication Congress (C3) is the perfect place to spread ideas about decentralized social media and ethical alternatives to the .

The 35th C3 will take place in Leipzig on December 27-30, and the call for talks is open until October 15:


Past talks are available here:

@switchingsocial@mastodon.at, @Framasoft, @eugen.rochko, @balu
it would be great if you have a talk!

You are on and want to try out ?

Find out how many of your Twitter friends are already on Mastodon with Bridge!


(thanks @Cheatha)

There is a war on the German wikipedia aiming at deleting the articles about PeerTube and Fediverse.

Everybody can vote. Help today if you can.



"The poorest places in the world are becoming Facebook-dependent at a rapid rate"

-told at DemocracyNow by Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "Anti-social media. How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy":

democracynow.org/2018/8/1/a_th (minute 47:50)

John Oliver about the stock crash of Facebook:


At minute 4:05 is how a FB advertisement should really look like 😂

Two excellent talks (in FRENCH) given this month by the director of the association Framasoft, Pierre-Yves Gosset:

Dégooglisons internet: 3 ans de campagne


Contributopia : Dégoogliser ne suffit pas!

It would be nice to see this talk at the upcoming 35th Chaos Communication Congress () in Leipzig (media.ccc.de/c/34c3)

Image: "Three years of -ing did cost like 80 metres of highway" (minute 46 of first video)

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