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Hallo #Neuland, eben sah ich auf @dw_deutsch@twitter.com ein ein ziemlich kritisch-informatives Magazin zur #Digitalisierung namens »Shift«. Sowas gibt es! Ich werde mir gleich in der Mediathek die alten Folgen ansehen. #privacy

Shift - Leben in der digitalen Welt - https://tvdownloaddw-a.akamaihd.net/dwtv_video/flv/shd/shd20190614_gesamt_sd_sor.mp4
 

The poddery story


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poddery.com ( #poddery stands for Pod Dery ) was started around 2010 (domain name was registered on 2010 December 07) by Joe Bivins. To place this in history of #diaspora,
1. The famous lecture "Freedom in The could" by Eben Moglen, was delivered on 2010 Feb 05.
1. This speech inspired 4 students of New York University’s Courant Institute (Illia Zhitomirskiy, Daniel Greppi, and Raphael Sofaer) to launch a crowd funding campaign to replace #facebook on 2010 April 24.
1. The first developer preview was released on 2010 September 15 and first consumer alpha version was released on 2010 November 23. The first tag on the github repo dates 2010 December 2.

As you can see from these dates, poddery.com is one of the earliest diaspora pods. Possibly, third pod after joindiaspora.com and diasp.org (if you know another pod started before poddery.com, let me know in comments). When we organized our second Mini #Debian Conference in Pune in 2011, we opened an account in poddery.com () and its first post was on 2011 June 23.

We posted many photos of the events on this account and when we heard Joe Bivins was planning to close this pod on 2013 June 30, we did not want to lose these posts. We offered to take over the maintenance and launched Save Poddery Campaign in June 2013. We got around 50% of the target amount and with around 66% discount by KnightSwarm, we took over maintenance of poddery.com. We are running this service for about 6 years now. In between we added #xmpp service and last year #matrix.

You can follow the history of this service via and @poddery.com updates accounts.

We are running our 3rd crowd funding campaign now. Thanks to everyone who contributed, money as well as time and effort to run the service.

Contribute to this campaign at https://fund.poddery.com


#savepoddery #fundpoddery #privacy #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS
 

The poddery story


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poddery.com ( #poddery stands for Pod Dery ) was started around 2010 (domain name was registered on 2010 December 07) by Joe Bivins. To place this in history of #diaspora,
1. The famous lecture "Freedom in The could" by Eben Moglen, was delivered on 2010 Feb 05.
1. This speech inspired 4 students of New York University’s Courant Institute (Illia Zhitomirskiy, Daniel Greppi, and Raphael Sofaer) to launch a crowd funding campaign to replace #facebook on 2010 April 24.
1. The first developer preview was released on 2010 September 15 and first consumer alpha version was released on 2010 November 23. The first tag on the github repo dates 2010 December 2.

As you can see from these dates, poddery.com is one of the earliest diaspora pods. Possibly, third pod after joindiaspora.com and diasp.org (if you know another pod started before poddery.com, let me know in comments). When we organized our second Mini #Debian Conference in Pune in 2011, we opened an account in poddery.com () and its first post was on 2011 June 23.

We posted many photos of the events on this account and when we heard Joe Bivins was planning to close this pod on 2013 June 30, we did not want to lose these posts. We offered to take over the maintenance and launched Save Poddery Campaign in June 2013. We got around 50% of the target amount and with around 66% discount by KnightSwarm, we took over maintenance of poddery.com. We are running this service for about 6 years now. In between we added #xmpp service and last year #matrix.

You can follow the history of this service via and @poddery.com updates accounts.

We are running our 3rd crowd funding campaign now. Thanks to everyone who contributed, money as well as time and effort to run the service.

Contribute to this campaign at https://fund.poddery.com


#savepoddery #fundpoddery #privacy #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #FOSS
 
A French university is conducting an “anonymous” study about the relationship between the people and the #police. Forms are nameless, but require a phone number or an email address, and have to be dropped in your local police precincts. 🤦‍♂️
#privacy #fail
une enquête (en France) pour savoir ce que les gens pensent de la police eqp19.fr via ouest-france.fr/bretagne/renne… anonymat garantie... par contre, vous donnez vos coordonnées dans un formulaire (en ligne), et vous le déposez dans un commissariat de police 🤔

 
In just a few hours, Germany will celebrate the most excellent Big Brothers and Big Others of #SurveillanceCapitalism.

Choose between the German or the English video stream! The latter will contain a live translation by two of the best interpreters money can't buy.

https://bigbrotherawards.de/en

#BBA19 #BigBrotherAwards #surveillance #surveillancefascism #privacy #humanrights #digitization #tracking #internetofshit #civilsociety #GAFAM #hallofshame #negativeaward
 
Being German, I am forever grateful to the allies, soldiers and partisans who freed the world from #Hitler #fascism.

And I wonder what it takes to fight the new fascism that is powered by #surveillancecapitalism. I guess #privacy is part of it.

#dday75 #surveillancefascism
 
Seeking contact to experienced #apache and #nginx developers. I want to get a feature like #anonip into the #webserver's core to boost #privacy. I'm esp. interested in how "early" in the stack IP-addresses can be anonymized to avoid logging by reverse-proxied/upstream systems.

I am an experienced developer myself, but not so much in C and don't have contact to these communities. Of course I would could provide some draft.

Please #boost #followerpower

https://github.com/DigitaleGesellschaft/Anonip
 
Thank you @mspoweruser!
#android #os #privacy #opensource
 

Leaving Apple & Google: /e/ smartphones, /e/ app store and a Pie – /e/

the latest /e/ newsletter- 1300 phones sold + a new app store launched. Become part of the movement now!!!! #eelo #privacy #android @/e/ Foundation @Gaël Duval
We see more and more project and organisations working on privacy focused apps, services, … great!

But sadly this is more and more just marketing. The most famous line "We value your privacy" is telling almost the exact opposite these days.

So let's do a first step: Everyone who really values privacy, get rid of trackers from your websites. All of them. GA as well as Matomo.

If you want to know how to optimize your websites, analyse your logs or do surveys.

#privacy #tracking
 
Hey look, @Huawei - I'm using a Google-free Android OS. Still running Android apps...
#android #opensource #privacy
e.foundation

 

Copying WhatsApp the right way


Aufgrund eines kürzlich erschinenen Youtube Videos zum Thema "WhatsApp Alternativen" des Computermagazins c't bin ich über das Projekt Qucksy von Daniel Gultsch gestolpert, das bei mir sehr gespaltene Gefühle hinterlässt. Ich habe mal einen Vortrag von Daniel zu diesem Thema verlinkt. Interessant ist auch der Artikel auf Golem zum Thema Quicksy.

#video #peertube #whatsapp #jabber #xmpp #quicksy #privacy #datenschutz #datengarten

Copying WhatsApp the right way

In den fünf Jahren seines Bestehens setzt der Android Jabber/XMPP client immer wieder Maßstäbe in Sachen Bedienbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit. Doch was steckt eigentlich dahinter? Nutzen wir die Gelegenheit um mit dem Entwickler zusammen hinter die Kulissen eines neuen Features zu schauen; Wie tief muss man in die XMPP Trickkiste greifen und wo steht sich XMPP manchmal selber im Weg? Nach der Vorstellung des Features (der Vortrag ist gleichzeitig der Zeitpunkt an dem die neue Version veröffentlicht wird) geht es jedoch nicht nur um XMPP sondern auch um grundsätzliche, architektonische Fragen die sich potentiell auf andere Instant Messaging Dienste übertragen lassen. **Autor:** Daniel Gultsch
peertube.togart.de
 

Copying WhatsApp the right way


Aufgrund eines kürzlich erschinenen Youtube Videos zum Thema "WhatsApp Alternativen" des Computermagazins c't bin ich über das Projekt Qucksy von Daniel Gultsch gestolpert, das bei mir sehr gespaltene Gefühle hinterlässt. Ich habe mal einen Vortrag von Daniel zu diesem Thema verlinkt. Interessant ist auch der Artikel auf Golem zum Thema Quicksy.

#video #peertube #whatsapp #jabber #xmpp #quicksy #privacy #datenschutz #datengarten

Copying WhatsApp the right way

In den fünf Jahren seines Bestehens setzt der Android Jabber/XMPP client immer wieder Maßstäbe in Sachen Bedienbarkeit und Zuverlässigkeit. Doch was steckt eigentlich dahinter? Nutzen wir die Gelegenheit um mit dem Entwickler zusammen hinter die Kulissen eines neuen Features zu schauen; Wie tief muss man in die XMPP Trickkiste greifen und wo steht sich XMPP manchmal selber im Weg? Nach der Vorstellung des Features (der Vortrag ist gleichzeitig der Zeitpunkt an dem die neue Version veröffentlicht wird) geht es jedoch nicht nur um XMPP sondern auch um grundsätzliche, architektonische Fragen die sich potentiell auf andere Instant Messaging Dienste übertragen lassen. **Autor:** Daniel Gultsch
peertube.togart.de
 
I've been running #SailfishOS - an alternative mobile #Linux OS - on a new #XperiaXA2 for several weeks and am very pleased with it. Can definitely be used as a daily driver and the XA2 battery lasts for days. Support an alternative to #Android and #iOS. #privacy #controlyourdata #jolla https://sailfishos.org
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I've been running #SailfishOS - an alternative mobile #Linux OS - on a new #XperiaXA2 for several weeks and am very pleased with it. Can definitely be used as a daily driver and the XA2 battery lasts for days. Support an alternative to #Android and #iOS. #privacy #controlyourdata #jolla https://sailfishos.org
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In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.

It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-google-play/

The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.

You can also follow F-Droid on here at:

@fdroidorg

#AppStores #GooglePlay #Alternatives #FDroid #Huawei #DeleteGoogle #Privacy
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New creepy trend I just discovered in the New York subway: Tourists with a chest-mounted Gopro-sized camera. Wide angle, no way of knowing whether it’s currently recording or not.
#privacy
 
The moment is here: the first /e/ phones are shipping!! Get one now and protect your #privacy!!!! @e_mydata @gael_duval
This is probably the first fully "ungoogled" #Android -based smartphone to hit the market ever.
Starts to ship in June, on high-grade refurb smartphones. With /e/OS/ for more #privacy!
Registration open: e.foundation/e-pre-installe…
@androidcentral @AndroidAuth @Androids @eren_niazi

 
#Privacy for the Weak, #Transparency for the Powerful https://www.laquadrature.net/en/2019/05/03/privacy-for-the-weak-transparency-to-the-powerful/ #wikileaks #nsa #secrecy
"Microsoft (through its many contracts with various branches of the American army.."
 
#Privacy for the Weak, #Transparency for the Powerful https://www.laquadrature.net/en/2019/05/03/privacy-for-the-weak-transparency-to-the-powerful/ #wikileaks #nsa #secrecy
"Microsoft (through its many contracts with various branches of the American army.."
 
I'm moving my mastodon account over to https://librem.one. If you want to follow me going forward, you can find me at https://social.librem.one/@kyle #LibremOne #privacy
 

💡 Fediverse idea


Today it's still impossible to complitely get rid of #email . If you're like me, you probably communicate via email very rarely, modern communications happen in messengers - or in #Fediverse 😀 But we still need email for all sorts of singups, and for receiving information like bank letters, service notifications etc.

Fediverse has all sorts of bridges, to Gopher, IRC, XMPP, etc etc.
What if Fediverse ( #Friendica ? #Hubzilla ?) could allow receiving email to your nickname@server.com account? An extra inbox, sandboxed from posts and (direct) messages. I suggest only the receiving functionality (and UI), because of the difficulties of properly configuring email servers to not be banned by main email providers. Ensuring that email is received by users is probably easier than ensuring their replies are delivered to "traditional" providers. This will allow users who need an email only for occassionally receiving information to do it directly in Fediverse (adding one extra reason to use it).

Many people say it's difficult to set and maintain one's own email server. At the same time, "alternative" email services (believed to be #privacy friendly) invariably rely on trust: no matter that they open sourced frontend code and sometimes mobile clients (and even added encryption), we always have to trust the code they actually run on their servers (just like we trust the administrator of our Fediverse node). Fediverse has over 4k servers, Friendica and Hubzilla together - over 600. This functionality will help decentralizing email.

@Hypolite Petovan said
it would be challenging because email works on ports 25 or 465 or 587 (TLS) while Friendica is made to receive requests on ports 80 or 443 (SSL). So there would need to be some additional server configuration required for this to work.
What are your thoughts on this, fedizens? What are the technical challenges? Can this be added as a plugin?
 

Google knows everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

Google keeps a log of everywhere you go if you use Google apps and services on your phone.

It has a creepy level of detail that might surprise you.

Google makes it easy to find this information and limit how it can track you, though. Here’s how to do that.
#google #privacy #creepy
 

Google knows everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

Google keeps a log of everywhere you go if you use Google apps and services on your phone.

It has a creepy level of detail that might surprise you.

Google makes it easy to find this information and limit how it can track you, though. Here’s how to do that.
#google #privacy #creepy
 
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In case you missed it:

The free open self-hosting software makers FreedomBox have teamed up with the open source hardware makers Olimex to produce a #FreedomBox kit that lets you easily set up a home server straight out of the box:
https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/

You can also win an Olimex FreedomBox kit by suggesting new features in the kit's software or hardware (competition closes on Monday):
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/participate-in-our-weekend-brainstorm-discussion-and-you-have-chance-to-win-pioneer-freedombox-hsk/

#SelfHosting #Privacy #HomeServers
 
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In case you missed it:

The free open self-hosting software makers FreedomBox have teamed up with the open source hardware makers Olimex to produce a #FreedomBox kit that lets you easily set up a home server straight out of the box:
https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/

You can also win an Olimex FreedomBox kit by suggesting new features in the kit's software or hardware (competition closes on Monday):
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/participate-in-our-weekend-brainstorm-discussion-and-you-have-chance-to-win-pioneer-freedombox-hsk/

#SelfHosting #Privacy #HomeServers
 
Anonymität im Internet -- was gibs da neben Tor eigentlich noch?
* Kurz: Anonymität, was ist das überhaupt?
* Tor und andere Anonymisierungsdienste mit niedriger Latenz: Problem Traffickorrelation
* Kurz-Einschub: Wird Tor jetzt in Deutschland und in Österreich illegal? Der Relaybetrieb?
* Alternativen DC-Netze, Broadcast, Mixes (z.B. Herd, Dissent, Riffle, Vuvuzela, Riposte, Loopix)


#TOR #OnionNet #Privacy

Friendica to Facebook Page

Recently I'll try IFTTT for sync Friedica's RSS feed to Facebook Page and Twitter until I have decided to delete them. Now it's a period of transition.

最近我會用IFTTT將Friendica的RSS訊息同步到FB粉絲專頁和Twitter,直到我決定徹底轉移並關閉帳號為止。現在是一個過渡期。

#Friendica #Privacy

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Please share this great video!

I don’t care about promoting DuckDuckGo.com so much as I care for getting the truth out about what Google has become! I’m also not a fan of making it easier to find alt-right nonsense - but truth trumps what I find distasteful (meh, I hate even using that ‘t’ word now ha). Please share!

#google #duckduckgo #search #Privacy #Fake-News

Google vs DuckDuckGo | Search engine manipulation, censorship and why you should switch

Ultimate comparison between DuckDuckGo and Google is here listing all the reasons why you should switch from Google Search to DuckDuckGo. If you like to prot...
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Ich durfte für @Digitalcourage eine Anfrage des MDR zum Thema #Tracking beantworten.

Weil die #ePrivacyVO noch auf sich warten lässt, gab ich v.a. praktische Tipps zur digitalen Selbstverteidigung.
#Ghostery empfehlen wir übrigens nicht mehr.

https://www.mdr.de/umschau/quicktipp/quicktipp-anonym-surfen-im-internet-100.html
#privacy
 

New to Friendica


Redoing my intro post after some advice from @utzer:

Hi folks, I decided to join Friendica since it sounded interesting & I believe redecentralizing the internet is the way forward. I'm also on Mastodon & Scuttlebutt. I creatively write & LOVE to talk about the social implications of technology. I look forward to seeing what's out here.

#newhere #decentralization #redecentralize #cyberpunk #internetrights #privacy
 

Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'ils désactivent la géolocalisation.

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior #Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their #phones.

An Associated Press report in August 2018 found that "many Google services on #Android devices and #iPhones store your location #data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so."

Hawley pointed out on Tuesday that a user's location is sent to Google hundreds of times a day, even when the phone is not in use. In fact, Hawley said, a user's location is tracked "every four minutes, or 14 times an hour, roughly 340 times during a 24-hour period," even when the phone is not in use.

"But Google collects #geolocation data even if Location History is turned off, correct?" Hawley pressed.

"Yes, senator, it can in order to operate other services—"

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off. "And you're #monetizing it and using it to direct #ads at him, correct?"

"It's not complicated," Hawley insisted. "What's complicated is that you don't allow consumers to stop your tracking of them. You tell them that you do. You would anticipate that they do — that the consumer would have a reasonable expectation based on what you've told them, that they're not being tracked — but in fact, you're still tracking them. You're still gathering the #information and you're still using it."

#geolocalisation #gafam #bastards #nopub #noandroid #FuckOffGoogle #liars #surveillance #surveillancedemasse
 

Google exec finally admits to congress that they're tracking us even with 'Location' Turned Off …and the phone "not in use"


#Google admet finalement traquer les utilisateurs, même lorsqu'ils désactivent la géolocalisation.

extracts / excerpts
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) questioned Google Senior #Privacy Counsel Will DeVries about the company's tracking policies during a hearing examining online consumer privacy. Some of DeVries' answers will likely disturb consumers who thought there was a way to avoid being tracked by Google through their #phones.

An Associated Press report in August 2018 found that "many Google services on #Android devices and #iPhones store your location #data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so."

Hawley pointed out on Tuesday that a user's location is sent to Google hundreds of times a day, even when the phone is not in use. In fact, Hawley said, a user's location is tracked "every four minutes, or 14 times an hour, roughly 340 times during a 24-hour period," even when the phone is not in use.

"But Google collects #geolocation data even if Location History is turned off, correct?" Hawley pressed.

"Yes, senator, it can in order to operate other services—"

"So the consumer cannot meaningfully opt out," Hawley shot back, reiterating the fact that the phone is still communicating and sending information to Google even when the phone is not in use and Location Services are turned off. "And you're #monetizing it and using it to direct #ads at him, correct?"

"It's not complicated," Hawley insisted. "What's complicated is that you don't allow consumers to stop your tracking of them. You tell them that you do. You would anticipate that they do — that the consumer would have a reasonable expectation based on what you've told them, that they're not being tracked — but in fact, you're still tracking them. You're still gathering the #information and you're still using it."
#geolocalisation #gafam #bastards #nopub #noandroid #FuckOffGoogle #liars #surveillance #surveillancedemasse
 
Wer sich über die teils verpixelten Gesichter auf meinen Photos von der Demo wundert, ich hab mal #ObscuraCam vom Guardian Project ausprobiert.
https://guardianproject.info/apps/obscuracam/

Schon nicht schlecht, aber bei so Massen werden zu wenige automatisch erkannt.

Wer Guardian Project nicht kennt, die haben eine Handvoll #Android #privacy apps in einem F-Droid Repository. Z.B. auch #Orbot Tor für Android und ehemals #Orfox für Orbot, jetzt Tor Browser.
https://guardianproject.info/fdroid/

#GuardianProject #FDroid
 
Putting your phone number in online services is very risky, especially as it is often used to verify accounts AND can be spoofed quite well with sim jacking on the rise!

Be careful.

#security #privacy #selfhosting
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/change-your-phone-number-online-privacy
 
Rena Tangens (Digitalcourage), Frank Rieger (CCC) und Ben Wizner (Anwalt von Ed Snowden) am Dienstag abend in Lörrach
https://www.badische-zeitung.de/computer-medien-1/big-data-verstaerkt-die-macht-asymmetrie--169194561.html #ccc #bigdata #privacy #datenschutz
 
Rena Tangens (Digitalcourage), Frank Rieger (CCC) und Ben Wizner (Anwalt von Ed Snowden) am Dienstag abend in Lörrach
https://www.badische-zeitung.de/computer-medien-1/big-data-verstaerkt-die-macht-asymmetrie--169194561.html #ccc #bigdata #privacy #datenschutz
 

European Copyright Reform: Article 13 puts alternative social networks at risk


If you live in the European Union, you have probably heard about the planned European Copyright Reform, and you are probably aware of its controversial Article 13.

The so-called Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market intends to introduce new regulations around copyright. Article 13 would add new liability rules for online content-sharing service providers. While previously, providers could act on content that infringed copyright upon receiving a notice, the proposed regulations would render providers accountable for content as soon as it has been uploaded.

Effectively, this would put providers into a position where they have to implement strict upload filters to prevent users from uploading content that may infringe on someone else's copyright. This is dangerous, and it puts free speech, the diversity of opinions, and the internet as a whole at risk.

Article 13 previously contained rules to exclude platforms younger than three years, generating revenue of less than €10 million or with fewer than 5 million active users. Last week, however, a new draft was published, and the proposal now only excludes platforms matching all three of those conditions.

This is shocking. If Article 13 became a reality, everyone who operates a platform for users to publish content for more than three years would be 100% liable for everything happening on that platform, including content the operators are not even aware of. This makes operating an alternative social network effectively impossible.

For more details about the planned copyright reform, and information on how you can help, please check out saveyourinternet.eu. This does not concern just diaspora* or your other favorite alternative social network. This concerns everyone. This is about health of the internet. Please #SaveYourInternet and fight against the #CensorshipMachine.

For reference, you will find below an open letter from diappora* core team member Dennis Schubert, sent to those members of the European Parliament who currently support Article 13.
Dear Member of the European Parliament

The proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has been the topic of discussions for many months now. In spite of many debates on this matter, not much progress has been made to address concerns of many respected experts, including many NGOs and even the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye[1]. According to my information, you are in the group of members of the European Parliament currently in favour of supporting this proposal, which is why I am reaching out to you to request you to reconsider the proposal, and especially consider the impact Article 13 will have on the Internet.

I am writing to you as a citizen of the European Union, but I am also reaching out to represent the many users and engineers behind alternative social networks. I am the project lead of diaspora*[2], an alternative, distributed social network based on free and open-source software. Together with similar projects such as Mastodon and Friendica, the world of alternative social media reaches over 2.5 million users on more than 4000 servers, including citizens who are part of your constituency.

Until now, the European Union has been seen as the epicentre of many efforts to build and maintain alternatives to large networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of these projects, their developers, and users are citizens of the European Union, and our projects enjoy great popularity among people as they are seen as privacy-friendly, local alternatives to the large systems built by American corporations. On many occasions in the past, European Union legislation has supported these projects and their principles, for instance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation [4]to ensure high levels of data privacy for EU citizens.

Unfortunately, the planned copyright reform, and especially Article 13, will have an effect exactly opposite to supporting such projects and efforts.

The upload filters both explicitly described in and implied by the text on which you will be voting would force all online platforms to rely on technologies known to be error-prone, intrusive and legally questionable[5]. The proposal intends to hold providers of online platforms accountable for all content uploaded by users as soon as they have been published, contrary to the "notice and takedown" procedure currently in place, which allows providers to remove offending content upon receiving notice without the fear of legal repercussions.

For large platforms like Twitter and YouTube, this change would result in the implementation of stricter upload filters. Due to the technical natures of such systems and the strict liability regulations, those systems will be designed to block "too much", because blocking "too little" would put the provider at risk. Such over-cautious filters are a danger for users' freedom of speech, the diversity of opinions and creativity on the entire Internet, and would limit EU citizens' rights substantially.

Implementing Article 13 in its current form would be the end for smaller platforms and projects, as well as small and medium-sized businesses working on these or similar projects. Although in a previous revision of the proposal, platforms younger than three years, with revenue of less than €10 million, or with fewer than 5 million monthly active users would be excluded, a recent revision of the proposal now only excludes projects that meet all three of these conditions. For projects like diaspora*, which is significantly older than three years, this decision would result in all operators being responsible for every action their users do.

Non-profit projects like diaspora* are developed and maintained by people working voluntarily. Operators of servers running these software projects run those because they deem privacy important and want to provide an alternative to the large networks. They do not earn any money by doing this. The development, embedding and maintenance of infrastructure needed to filter copyright violations automatically requires a lot of resources, and implementing such solutions would thus simply be impossible.

If Article 13 became a reality, these projects and companies would not be able to comply with the new laws, so they could either cease to provide their services to European citizens and move their operations to a country outside the EU or stop their activities altogether. For Europe, especially as a community for strong privacy principles and independent, alternative solutions, this would be a huge step backwards and would make the established large networks, which quite regularly violate European principles, even more powerful.

With this, I am asking you to reject Article 13 of the Copyright Directive and to support all citizens who raise their voice for a free, open and diverse Internet.

Please do not use your vote to destroy the Internet.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis Schubert

[1]: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Opinion/Legislation/OL-OTH-41-2018.pdf
[2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora_(software)
[3]: https://the-federation.info/
[4]: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02016R0679-20160504
[5]: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571681753c44d835a440c8b5/t/58d058712994ca536bbfa47a/1490049138881/FilteringPaperWebsite.pdf

Standalone Open letter, English Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-en.html
Standalone Open letter, German Version: https://schub.io/txt/europarl-article13-de.html
#diaspora #privacy #copyright #europe #article13
I'm just wanted to point out the difference between open source vs. proprietary specifically to you and in general for other readers since you are tagging this with privacy which I'm following... also when it comes to #privacy other stuff usually follows with it like Free Open Source Software vs proprietary.
 
I was using the Brave browser on my iPhone, but thanks to @Jérémie Fontana I found out about https://basicattentiontoken.org and now I switched back to Safari and bought Better Blocker for iOS by @Aral Balkan instead. #privacy #adblocker #ios
 
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