Notes From the Northern Colony

SurveillanceCapitalism

A graph of the relationships between users on Facebook

Protesting Facebook's spying is absurd if you do it on Facebook.

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I have written previously about activist organisations whose (in)activity is mostly, if not entirely, confined to social media/surveillance capitalism.

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Love unites.

If you doubt this, look at how love has brought together so many people with violently opposing political views. Left or right wing, they share a common love — their love for surveillance capitalism.

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I spent most of January 6 reading news updates about the attempted coup in the US. I lived there for 22 years, and was among the minority on the left who predicted that Trump would become President, but, even though I left immediately after he was sworn in, I never imagined it becoming so dystopian so quickly. I am grateful to be in Scotland.

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In his latest report from the show-trial that is Julian Assange's “extradition hearing,” Craig Murray writes:

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Not all websites track you. This one does not, and neither does Gerry Hassan's. But here are some that do (information found using Blacklight):

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Do not use Google, use Duckduckgo.

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There are activists, and journalists, and people who are both, who have blind spots about the dangers of surveillance technology even when writing about it.

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