There's a lot of handwringing these days about "ransomware attacks" where companies' data is encrypted & a ransom (usually bitcoin) is demanded to unencrypt it. The real injustice here is that a company is forced to *trust* their data to someone inherently untrustworthy. Any time you need to click "I ACCEPT" on a software product to access your data, you're in precisely the same situation. Most proprietary software biz modes are indistinguishable from ransomware models.
> Before we build, we need to dismantle the surveillance #edtech that already permeates our schools. And we need to dismantle the #surveillance culture that it's emerged from. I think this is one of our most important challenges in the months and years ahead.
Building Anti-Surveillance Ed-Tech
Reading a blog post, I came across this heading:
> Principles are more important than technologies
I agreed, and was expecting principles like:
* respect user privacy
* build accessible software
* release under #foss licenses
Instead, the post listed principles such as:
* data structures and algorithms
* Object-oriented design
* Caching and memory hierarchies.
… I'm not quite sure what that disconnect says about me, or about the author.
Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.
It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
We're happy to be here! #introductions
#AttentionEconomy at its fullest, in one sentence 👇🏼
"You can tell that big tech eats their users due to their starving when you are not around." via @sheogorath
@lightweight see this new UNESCO report on education in a post-COVID world? https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000373717/PDF/373717eng.pdf.multi
No school. No teacher. No textbook.
What can we learn from this?
Kids have a natural desire to learn
Sometimes, all they need is access, time, and space
Sometimes, all we need to do is stay out of the way
“If they can learn to read, then they can read to learn”
RT @email@example.com A bold experiment: In 2012, boxes with laptops were dropped off in two villages in Ethiopia. Taped shut. No instructions. Kids from these villages opened the boxes. Kids who hadn't seen written text before. Here’s what happened👇
Within 4 minutes, they found the on-off switch and powered it up
Within 5 days, they were using 47 apps per kid, per day
Within 2 weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village
Within 5 months, they had hacked Android
Recopilación de materiales relacionados con la cartografía digital con software libre de diversas sesiones formativas y talleres que he organizado en los últimos años https://www.infotics.es/articulo/mapas-con-software-libre/
#HezkuntzanEreLibrezale taldeak antolatutako topaketen 2. saioaren grabaketa ("Burujabetza teknologikorako hezkuntza irudikatzen") #PeerTube sare sozial libre eta federatuan dago ikusgai: https://peertube.social/videos/watch/18c5058c-9586-4a01-b40f-caa70c9bd75b #HeLtopaketak #SoftwareLibrea
Atzo @construktsia|k gidatutako #HezkuntzanLibrezale Topaketen saioan @dabidnet|ek zioen burujabetza teknologikoa herri gisa irudikatu behar dugula; gehitu nahiko nuke irudikapen horretarako aldez aurretiko baldintza dela kontzientzia hartu eta ikuspegi kritikoa lantzea; tresna digitalak kutxa beltz gisara ulertzeari uztea, hain zuzen ⬇️
Atzoko #HezkuntzanLibrezale Topaketen saioan partekatutakoa idatziz jaso dut blogean: "Burujabetza teknologikoa, ikuspegi kritikoa eta gaitasun digitala" https://miren.bz/post/burujabetza-kritika-gaitasuna-hel-topaketak/
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