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Nicholas Frota

My gender is... *squints at teleprompter* squinting at a teleprompter???

Using country-by-country reporting data the global profits of multinational tech companies should be apportioned to countries based on where their customers, staff and assets are, weighted to customers

The future is not a choice between one kind of monopoly and another: it's a choice between monopoly and anti-monopoly. The choice between surveillance and walled gardens is no choice at all (and, in the case of Facebook, you get two horrors for the price of one).

Now I'm thinking of a BDSM party called "Your Body My Rules".

Becoming imperceptible
Becoming illegible to algorithms
Evading imperial cognitive appendages

We should stop with left and right false binary.

The real binary is between those who want protect and expand the concept of humanity, and those who want to shrink it.

a) algorithms accelerate bias because trapped in a positive feedback loop with society and its use should be discouraged.
b) algorithms were weaponized by ethno-nationalist groups and its use should be discouraged.

as long as they stay the fuck out of my way, i could really give a fuck about some company having a fediverse account. i see it as a positive, honestly.

i mean, if you think about it, isn’t that basically what switter is?

Truly excellent document on how #Maori people handle #data in a culturally sensitive way. So much in this for all of us to reflect upon!

Maori Data Sovereignty [PDF]

If you're on the birdsite check out @MaoriDSov @peterlucasjones and @mahelona because they truly freaking rock!!

"15 environmental protesters arrested at civil disobedience campaign in London
More than 1,000 campaigners blocked roads around Parliament Square calling for action on the #ClimateEmergency"
#ExtinctionRebellion #GlobalWarming #Environment

There are a lot of tech folks who would rather be solving pressing real world problems instead of helping techbros and VCs get richer. I'd love to be a part of facilitating that exodus. #thinkingoutloud #latestagecapitalism

I might have found a #CoC I like.

Not because of the #CodeOfConduct's text, but because (at a first glance) the community it rules does not have anything to sell, thus the leaders have nothing to gain or lose in enforcing these rules.

I wouldn't expect that rules to forge homogeneous US-workspace-like community devoted to group think, because the are not committed to a goal, a product to market.

I don't know if they'd like me, but for sure I like their Weltanschauung.

Here's a good example for something that's perfectly acceptable according to CoCs, but is the opposite of kind communication:

RT This Lisa Sterle illustration is SO MUCH right now

Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:

Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?

Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:

#RSS #News #NewsFeeds #DeleteGoogle #DeleteGoogleNews