wishing I could gather together my favorite people and make a commune in an old farmhouse with a couple cottages

Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, according to an executive decree published on the Russian government’s official website. Snowden fled the U.S. in 2013 after leaking classified information on NSA surveillance programs.

Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia when he first moved there in 2013. He received a permanent residence permit in the fall of 2020 and immediately applied for Russian citizenship after that.

https://meduza.io/en/news/2022/09/26/putin-grants-citizenship-to-edward-snowden

#Russia #Snowden

Limiting peoples ability to communicate & organize online is a clear violation of #FreeSpeech. People in Iran wanting to use Tutanota for Android can get it from Play Store or @fdroidorg. This is the easiest option. If this doesn’t work, you can try getting it from us: github.com/tutao/tutanota/rele
#MahsaAmini #OpIran #مهسا_امینی

Is Google Analytics illegal?

Yes, said Austrian, French and Italian Data Protection Authorities and today the Danish DPA agreed! 🇩🇰

Exciting times to be a European, privacy-first web analytics project 🇪🇺

@humanetech @jande @keith @NGIZero @EC_NGI fediverse is a rising threat to the megacorps in the same way that Linux was a rising threat to Microsoft. They will try to coopt it, and they might use similar tactics to the past, such as creating a corp-funded foundation to support fediverse development, analogous to the Linux Foundation.

Capitalism fears what it cannot control. They don’t necessarily want to destroy you, they just want you on their payroll. So keep an eye out for that fediverse and decentralisation folks… always ask where the money’s coming from and what strings are attached to that.

#institutionalCorruption #sponsorship #capitalism

One of the original outlier buildings in the Dreamtime Village #tazverse was a 5 story treehouse built around a huge old oak tree only using collars for all the anchoring (so there were zero bolts or nails going into the tree).. the building was built to flex as the tree moved into the wind so all the framing was very lightweight. After the property was bought by a very religious neighbor the treehouse (and the tree) were set on fire to dispose of it.

#dreamtimevillage #taz #livewildordie

Used here in a slightly different context. I had to play some scale games with the instances to keep their faces rendering correctly, so the one in the middle is the largest and they get sliiiiightly smaller as they spread outward.

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Saying you work in Big Tech because you want to “change it from within” is like saying you’re a butler for the royal family because you want to overthrow the monarchy.

#BigTech #peopleFarming #surveillanceCapitalism #developer #designer #engineer #complicity

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