Browser activity and IP addresses are
being logged by government surveillance.
Anonymity is won only by understanding
and using multiple tools
4 months ago
When sharing lessons with each other about how to better search for information, especially in regards to searching on the internet, we use the hashtag #searchlores💬.
1. to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something.
2. to uncover, find, or come to know by inquiry or scrutiny.
1. something that is taught.
2. something that is learned.
This phrase is used in tribute to Fravia+ of ye olde website "searchlores" on which he explained in great detail how to get the most out of the internet and resist the tendency to be mislead or funneled into a certain worldview by search engines. Ah, the good old days... That was even before so-called "social media" started using artificial intelligence algorithms, unwittingly funneling us humans into filter bubbles, echo chambers, and other such psychological feedback loops.
Fravia's website here: http://search.lores.eu/indexo.htm
3 months ago
The Story of Stuff
A well-made video that's just over ten years old now, that explores the story of our stuff from "cradle to grave". Where does it come from? Where does it go? And how does it affect the good people of Earth from the beginning to the end of it's journey?
A great reminder even for those who have seen the video before.
Apparently, the video spawned a greater push toward collective action using this video as a rallying cry, and this website as a rallying point: https://storyofstuff.org/
#consumerism💬: #theStoryOf💬 #stuff💬
4 months ago
“Look man, we'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.”
3 months ago
...still works. ;D
4 weeks ago
CMU "Secret Prisons" #TEDtalk💬
There are Secret Prisons in the USA. They are being used as a testing grounds for an especially brutal type of confinement, where the residents are in solitary confinement for long periods of time, and almost completely cut off from the outside world. They are primarily used for people who have been accused of "terrorism". They are disproportionately filled with muslims, and also include environmental activists. It is considered a "pilot program" that they might continue to roll out. It's very inhumane, and they are very secretive about it. This journalist is possibly the first person to speak publicly about it in 2015.
CMU stands for "Communications Management Unit" which is a very 1984 way of saying they basically keep everyone completely isolated from the outside world.
#USA💬 #prisons💬 #prisonerRights💬
2 months ago
Openbook is Anonymous' answer to Facebook.
The problem was the mass surveillance.
The problem was the mass hysteria.
The problem was the algorithmic newsfeed.
The problem was that everything you said was tied to your irl identity.
The problem was the Ad Hominem Fallacy.
Openbook is our solution.
2 months ago
REMINDER: Install HTTPS-Everywhere on your browser, if you haven't already!
HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications by always trying to redirect any HTTP to a HTTPS version of the same website. That way you won't accidentally access the insecure version of a website, if it has a secure tunnel set up.
This #protip💬 is especially important right now, because https://tilde.camp has HTTPS now! But I haven't managed to set it up to redirect from http to https on the server-side, so it's up to you to remember the httpS, or install HTTPS-Everywhere so you don't have to remember a thing! This means, although the dark forces can see that you're visiting tilde.camp, they won't be able to deduce what exactly you're doing there without great effort, so this makes your browsing much more secure.
#browser💬 #encryption💬 #security💬