Our CEO, Todd Weaver testified today at the California Congressional Privacy Commission - hear his testimony- at - https://puri.sm/posts/purisms-ceo-todd-weaver-testifies-at-california-congressional-privacy-commission/ #ChooseFreedom #PrivacyNow #Privacy
"There are very few companies in the world with the #power to take a project like this and exert subtle #influence across so many government domains. But we should be talking about an economic development plan from the City of #Toronto, not #Alphabet Inc."
Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of his #Privacy as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State For Everyone Else
"If #Bezos were the victim of #surveillancestate abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic because #Amazon is a critical partner for the USGov in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling #surveillance state."
Smart TVs not only capture and sell your data like a phone, now they are paid to pre-install crashy spyware apps you can't remove just like a phone. #privacy https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/
Listen to our CEO Todd Weaver talk about Purism, the background, and the history on how we got started - https://www.tastytrade.com/tt/shows/bootstrapping-in-america/episodes/bootstrapping-in-america-01-28-2019 Bonus: Know Todd's thoughts on Apple's #privacy marketing #DemandFreedom
Hardware Updates for 2019! 🎉
Today we introduce Version 4 of the Librem laptop line — now with an updated CPU and graphics for all models and a 4k/HiDPI screen for the 15″ model.
We are slowly building up a community here but in the meantime follow a couple of nice chaps like @Edent which knows a couple of things about Open Data and Open Source and @rysiek which seems to know a thing or two about #infosec.
"Being a dissident is hard enough... anonymized communication is a godsend."
You can help us keep Tor strong for activists in 2019 by making a donation.
“There are so many aspects of how #techcompanies deal with the public that obfuscates what actually goes on and so many attempts to placate people using jargon.. I’ve spoken to lawyers who write #privacypolicies who admit—they admit—that they aren’t written for the public.
The findings are particularly notable as companies and marketers argue that individuals should be responsible for understanding and navigating all of these policies and their #privacy settings."
Toot, toot ... and we're off! Hi Mastodon community. We're so excited there's this open source and decentralised social network to be a part of. It aligns nicely with our values. We believe in having open source alternatives to all the big names out there 😉
NYT: "asking companies whose business models revolve around exploiting data-based consumer-influence techniques to explain their #privacy policies seems about as useful as asking sharks to hold forth on veganism.
“They should be examining business practices. They should be examining how these firms collect and use the personal data of customers, of internet users.”
"What Carole #Cadwalladr has done to #Facebook and #bigdata, and Edward #Snowden has done to the state security complex [& #privacy], the young Kazakhstani scientist Alexandra #Elbakyan has done to the multibillion-dollar industry that traps knowledge behind #paywalls. #SciHub, her pirate web scraper service, has done more than any government to tackle one of the biggest rip-offs of the modern era: the #capture of publicly funded research that should belong to us all."
There is a leftwing way to challenge big tech for our data: cities
“The true challenge for the data #distributistleft is, thus, to find a way to distribute power, not just data. It must mobilise the nation state to turn #cities into the harbingers of a new, radical democracy keen on deploying socialised #bigdata and artificial intelligence in the interests of citizens."
#AI #commons #privacy