This one time, I thought I could just like explain my thoughts to my diary but it turned out my diary was an international corporate enterprise posting the whole thing to the web and it manipulated me to exploit my desires.

Hope that doesn't happen to you!

Once upon a time, there existed a messaging system, and that messaging system was wise and great and holy.

And then they changed the messaging system so that it showed messages not in chronological order, but in the order of the highest bids!

Can you imagine what happened to that society?

Woh, to that society that refused to install .

Yay! Welcome @custard !

Hope you stick around! There's way more people around on the than are on this local instance.

People are thinking that because I have said I am deleting Facebook, that means I will immediately disappear from Facebook.

In fact the truth is different: It just means that most of my messages to Facebook will be about how everyone should delete facebook and follow me at boing.world/@pre instead.

Anyone deliberately holding back from the decentralized encrypted revolution: Why? Why are you doing that? Why do you hang on to the apps they can spy at you from?

Facebook do not show your posts to your friends.

They do not show your friends posts to you.

They create a curated feed of mostly-adverts with some teasers from your friends to keep you interested.

We must all leave facebook.
I have one foot out of the door.

boing.world/@pre

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I'm seeing some glee from Whatsapp users as they decide to stay in their Facebook-owned surveilled-app rather than moving to a less surveilled app.

It turns out those users weren't yet doing the kinds of business-transactional things which might be spied upon by Facebook, so they think it's fine for the T&Cs to change.

"They're not spying on me *yet*, so I don't need to worry about agreeing to terms in which they can spy on me when I do other things" they are saying.

Good luck with that! Have fun staying surveilled!

I'll be deleting Whatsapp on Whatsapp Deletion day, 8th Feb.

You should totally do so too.

I'm seeing some glee from Whatsapp users as they decide to stay in their Facebook-owned surveilled-app rather than moving to a less surveilled app.

It turns out those users weren't yet doing the kinds of transactional things which might be spied upon by facebook, so they think it's fine for the T&Cs to change.

"They're not spying on me *yet*, so I don't need to worry about agreeing to terms in which they can spy on me when I do other things" they are saying.

Good luck with that! Have fun staying surveilled!

I'll be deleting Whatsapp on Whatsapp Deletion day, 8th Feb.

You should totally do so too.

Some people are saying my film was a bit preachy.

Damn right it's preachy, I am a preacher sworn to service! Hear my words brothers and sisters and praise be to the mission.

youtube.com/watch?v=2rO--ndWzQ

As we know, all the cool kids are joining at the moment and for many of them it seems to be a chore that they're being dragged around by fashion.

Perhaps they don't even understand why.

If you wanted to understand why, you should read this New Yorker article on Moxie, and Facebook's corporate takeover of WhatsApp, and the bust up and battles that formed Signal and why it is a charity.

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10

Imagine if you were a space explorer, and you were scouting another world and you found signs of life!

But the life, it's destroying itself. And lying to itself about why.

You want to warn them, but they already know!

What can you do?

and -fi and and

youtube.com/watch?v=Vx28_H8BWB

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You know what PISSES me off?

Asshole Republicans who are angry about metal detectors outside the Senate and House chambers.

Motherfuckers, you and your Patriot Act forced us all to undergo security theater at airports and FUCKING SCHOOLS have metal detectors.

All because of your asshole guns at any cost policies.

Fuck you, Republican hypocrites. If the fucking *children* have to do it, so you FUCKING YOU.

Join us and our guests live on Small Is Beautiful today (in just under an hour and a half) to talk about ways we can prevent the Googleification of schools. How can we encourage free and open ethical alternatives instead of normalising surveillance capitalism for the next generation?

(Have your webcam/mic/headphones ready if you want to join the stream or ask a question. We’ll give out the studio URL during the stream.)

small-tech.org/events/small-is

#SmallIsBeautiful #Education #Technology

Because of brexit everyone in the UK is now legally a US citizen in the most important ways (tech company Terms of Service)

Enjoying seeing all the people signing up to Signal App lately. Getting multiple notifications of new joiners every day.

Thanks for driving everyone off of WhatsApp Facebook!

If you've got some aid you need to distribute then obviously you could just distribute the aid to the people. Maybe pay a person a salary to run a team to work out who gets what.

But that would be "big state".

Instead it's more efficient to just hand the money to a limited private enterprise and ask THEM to pay a person a salary to run a team to work out who gets what. And of course don't forget to skim a bit off the top for your shareholders.

That is "little state" because it costs more and helps support capitalism and conservative party donors.

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The other place is full of pictures of food-parcels for which the tax-payer paid 30 quid.

A week's food for a kid off school.

They say we can't just pay parents directly coz they might waste some of it on beer and drugs and hookers, presumably instead of spending it on donations to the conservative party and storing it in tax havens.

I suspect that contracting companies on a "of course, don't forget to skim some off as profit for your shareholders" basis may not be a great way to distribute aid.

Maybe just directly pay people a salary to do a thing instead of fucking privatising everything so the can get it's cut.

Cyberpunk dystopia pic of the day: "1,100 drones form a pattern of policeman in the sky to celebrate the first Chinese People’s Police Day" theguardian.com/news/gallery/2

Happy new year friends.

For the first Word Cloud Tarot Show of 2021, we did a reading on what to expect from the new year.

The cards tell us that the people desire completion, they desire unity and strength and an end to the trials of the last year or so.

The year will see many safety precautions and hazard protections to keep the air clear.

It will seem to go quickly, with a swiftness and manifesting much dreadfulness. Watch out for lots of bankruptcy and institutional collapse during the next twelve months, but there will also be hope in seclusion and well-being in solitude.

Remember the the year will contain glamour and joy too.

wordcloudtarot.com/readings/20

When bought they promised never to cross the streams, link the accounts, suck up the whatsapp-data into their Facebook Data-Mills.

And this month they're breaking the promise and asking everyone to agree to let the cross the streams after all.

Your WhatsApp App has probably already asked you. Maybe you already agreed without thinking.

As part of the Leave-Facebbok plan, I intended to leave Whatsapp at some point anyway. That date is moved earlier: I do not intend to agree to Whatsapp's new terms.

They will delete my account. I will be glad.

Sorry to anyone left behind, but you don't need to be.

You should really install signal.org/ - it's owned by a charity with a privacy mission so can't just be bought by Facebook or Google or whoever, and is run and founded by Moxie, a cypher-punk open-source lead that used to work at Mozilla.

I haven't deleted Telegram yet, but I consider that deprecated too frankly. It doesn't encrypt groups at all and doesn't encrypt private messages by default.

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