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Big Tech steals from news, but it doesn't steal *content* - it steals *money*. In my @EFF series "Saving News From Big Tech," I show how #AdTech and #AppStore monopolies yield vast transfers from news to tech, starving newsrooms and gutting reporting:…

1/ EFF's banner for the save n...
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Now we've published the final part, describing how social media platforms hold audiences hostage, charging media companies to reach the subscribers who asked to see what they have to say.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: We should ban TikTok('s surveillance); and more!

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#Pluralistic 1/ A modified vintage editorial cartoon. Uncle Sam peeks out ov
I'm kickstarting the #audiobook for my next novel, an anti-finance finance thriller about #SiliconValley scams called *Red Team Blues*. #Amazon's #Audible refuses to carry my audiobooks because they're #DRM free, but crowdfunding makes them possible: 2/
We should ban TikTok('s surveillance): And Google's, Apple's, and Facebook's surveillance, too.

3/ Image: Cryteria (modified)
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With the #RESTRICTAct, #Congress wants to continue #Trump's war on #Tiktok, banning the Chinese-owned service. How will they do this? Congress isn't clear. In practice, banning stuff on the internet is hard, especially without a national firewall:… 1/ A modified vintage editoria...
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My guess is that they're thinking of ordering the #mobile #duopoly of @Google and @Apple to nuke the Tiktok app from their app stores. 3/
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This week on my #podcast, I read #Twiddler, a recent @Medium column in which I delve more deeply into #enshittification, and how it is a pathology of digital platforms, distinct from the rent-seeking of the analog world that preceded it:… 1/ A mandala made from a knob and button-covered control panel.
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Enshittification, you'll recall, is the lifecycle of the online platform: first, the platform allocates #surpluses to end-users; then, once users are locked in, those surpluses are taken away and given to business-customers. 3/
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No matter how benevolent a dictatorship is, it's still a dictatorship, and subject to the dictator's whims. We must demand that the owners and leaders of tech platforms be fair and good - but we must also be prepared for them to fail at this, sometimes catastrophically. 1/ Moses confronting the Pharaoh, demanding that he release the
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Maybe you trust #TimCook to decide what apps you are and aren't allowed to install - including whether you are allowed to install apps that block #Apple's own extensive, nonconsensual, continuous commercial surveillance of its customers. 3/
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🛰️AquaSwitch Report📡

Do you have any idea how the internet works, or how it even started?

Or even, what the risks and rewards are of the up-and-coming web3 internet?

A short 🧵 to keep you up to speed on this crucial public infrastructure 🚠
1/ The origins 🕳️

Some say the OG was telegraphy, which allows us to share messages globally through electrical signals.

Others say it was the first network of local computers from the 1950s...

In any case, these pseudo-internets are certainly part of the recipe.
2/ Network of networks 🖇️

Key innovations in the 60s and 70s at @NPL 🇬🇧 , #ARPANET 🇺🇸 and #cyclades 🇫🇷 culminated in a network of computer networks 🖇️

An exclusive "inter-net" was born, used solely by academic and defence institutions, not quite the facilitator we know.
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By the time people will realize adoption of #Avalanche $Avax #blockchain could surpass that of #Ethereum it will be too late. Think about how #Facebook replaced #Myspace. Layer2 on ethereum is nail in the coffin. Why? Read below:

#cryptocurrency #Altcoins #ALTSEASON Image
People are slow learner, thats why change is always hated.
What #Ethereum is doing here is forcefully teaching people how to use bridges to use layer2 on $Eth.
Actually this was the only roadblock for all these other layer1 technically superior blockchains $Avax $Atom $Xtz $Ada
So, whats about to happen now;
as people will start using layer2 solution on $eth, they will also learn to migrate to all these other blockchains. (The only learning a user require to move to these other blockchains is to know how to use bridges).
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[🚨New Book🚨] Today is the BIG DAY! With the help of so many amazing people, I'm SO excited to launch my first book, THE HYPE MACHINE, today!

For those of you who like to sample before you buy, here is a sneak peak at the book in 12 acts 1/
[Chapter 1] opens with the annexation of Crimea as a leading example of the geopolitical impact of the New Social Age. It provides new evidence on the role of social media in the Crimean annexation - the first forceful redrawing of European borders since WWII. 2/
[Chapter 2] traces the Rise of Fake News all the way to the End of Reality, covering its impact on elections & democracy, business & markets and our public health like #Covid_19. It covers the science of fake news and the implications of the rise cheap, ubiquitous #deepfakes 3/
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Verilerinizi saklamak için merkeziyetsiz platformları neden tercih etmelisiniz? Bu merkeziyetsiz bulut platformlarına örnek var mı? Ne şekilde çalışıyorlar? Bunun hakkında zamanında yazdığım bir blog yazısını #flood haline getirdim. İlgililerine duyurulur! 🥳 #blockchain
Fotoğraflarınız nasıl olsa Instagram’da duruyor diye rahat mısınız? Ya da aileniz ile geçen yaz tatilinden kalan videonuz Facebook’da duruyor nasıl olsa, seneler sonra açar izlersiniz diye mi düşünüyorsunuz? Depolama amacıyla kullandığınız bu platformlar aslında oldukça güvensiz.
Örneğin geçen aylarda gün yüzüne çıkan, 2003-2015 yılları arasındaki tüm müzik ve dosya verilerini yanlışlıkla sildiğini kamuoyuna duyuran #MySpace gibi. MySpace sadece bir sosyal ağ fakat insanlar diğer sosyal ağlarda olduğu gibi burada da merkezi yapıya güvenerek hata yaptılar.
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