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Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants

"Facebook, Google and Amazon have not just colonised the internet: their hubs, campuses and offices are taking over huge sections of cities around the world. But campaigners from New York to Toronto and Berlin are fighting back"

Solidarity from Berlin to SF to Toronto to Rennes to NYC! <3

#FuckOffGoogle #FuckOffGoogleAndCo #FuckOffAmazon

After great fights against , is now looking for a larger team to fight disinformation and political manipulation:

whoops; there goes big social(down the drain) if this is true, then everything about fb is fake, in every detail. we are being conned till the moon turns blue.

I hope they get punished for that with bankrupcy. It is more good news for the distributed web.

Digital Empowerment in Rural India - powered by FreedomBox.

Sudhamsh Kandukuri and I presented yesterday at XConf India 2018.

An inspiring story of a grassroots movement where people rejected Facebook's Free Basics and installed low-cost community Wi-Fi networks instead.
A FreedomBox on the network provides most of the essential digital services required, offline.


Video recording: coming soon!

#FreedomBox #Swecha #FSMI #XConfIndia #ThoughtWorks

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 !!


I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.



Friday 07/12 - 18:00 - Umspannwerk, #Kreuzberg, #Berlin

Google &co still watching!!

While #google canceled its "campus" in #Kreuzberg, they still occupy the building, while tech-startup bullshit still hits hard on the 'hood.

Join a festive occasion of meeting with neighbors, having fun and moving towards the next steps of action! <3

#FuckOffGoogle #StartUpRevolt #ShutDownGoogle #BringTheNoise

5 years ago: Digital Feudalism and How to Avoid It

I learned a lot in those five years and we’re still working for the same goals. Surveillance Capitalism is worse than it ever was but we also have new hopes: @Purism, Mastodon, @gnome, DAT, …

The one thing I’d change is to replace “open source” with “ethical technology” and “free (as in freedom)” in my words.

Antiterrorist Censorship: The EU Commission Wants to Kill the Decentralized Internet

Our reaction:

This proposal would impose new obligations to hosting service providers, including the removal in less than an hour of the reported content.

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

Join us now on The Federation!

Image Sharing for Everyone

A free and ethical photo sharing platform.

#pixelfed #mastodon #federation

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.

A street artist has been improving Facebook billboards across London.


"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": (minute 47:50)

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