Fundamentally, I believe that users should be able but not required to control traffic that enters and leaves their devices. This should be a fundamental right every person with a connected device should be allowed to excercise.
Corporate interests that increasingly have the loudest voice in these discussions don't seem to hold that view, and the long term prospects of internet users' safety and autonomy are increasingly worrying me
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needle (sewing); self-teaching Show more
Repaired a large hole in my hoodie pocket! Trying to learn better how to maintain and repair things I own these days. Sewing for clothing repairs is going to be a big part of that. 💙
NY Antifascist Action; Identifying violent right-wing extremists; violence Show more
From the article: "This weekend, a hate group carried out a random assault against protesters on the streets of New York. Now, local anti-fascist activists are exposing them."
tech dystopia Show more
"hmm, the open office thing we're doing to save money is causing focus problems, what's the solution"
"put the cubicles back?"
"don't work employees for 8+ hour days?"
"horse blinders but for people?"
"YES. HORSE BLINDERS. joe i always knew you were the ideas guy around here"
@ShugoWah 1 like = 1 brushie <3
US Pol; Far right mention; Anarchists sticking it to the right Show more
New York State Republicans glued out of their offices by anarchists on the day they were supposed to host leader of far-right fringe group 'Proud Boys'.
Please RT, Boost, share this post (very close to hitting goal, thank you all my guardians)
*hugs you all* here is the gofundme link for my car crash if anyone can help me. I am scared to ask and humbled having doing so. thank you all for any and all help yall can provide in my dark days. https://www.gofundme.com/name-change-help-for-a-transgender
4th day boost. will be ending in a few days. anything helps including sharing.
love you all. thank you soooo much *one arm hugs softly everyone*
@Leucrotta I'd be happy to, friend! Let me know when you got a day free and are available to do so. 💙
USPol Show more
They've been purging voting rolls even recently; Make sure you're registered to vote still, and get your reg updated if you've moved, etc!
And don't stop organizing! Activism doesn't begin or end at the ballot box.
Nonbinary rights victory! (USpol) Show more
medical, spicy hot IP take Show more
Bodily autonomy should override intellectual property in all cases. If it can be shown beyond reasonable doubt that a piece of tech is essential to your continued survival (e.g. pacemakers, artificial hearts, insulin pumps), then you should be the only one who gets to say who can and can't audit its software and read the full technical documentation. The ability to access it yourself shouldn't be something you can waive by signing any contract, it should be fundamental and non-negotiable.
A young female welder adjusts her goggles, Groton, Connecticut, 1943. Photograph by Bernard Hoffman. https://t.co/GEYuKBjFQp
Seattle-based batfriend. Furry, Trans, Socialist🌹! Speaks English / German. Fledgling Solarpunk. Into: Gardening, First Aid, Linguistics.
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