If you would like to sign the petition without giving your data to action network, I put together a copy on our self hosted #nextcloud server: https://cloud.rt4.mn/index.php/apps/forms/zYHAAWPCpSm8wF5T
A loophole in the law allows the federal government to legally purchase personal data from data brokers *without a warrant* It's insane, they are buying their way around our civil rights. Tell congress #4thAmendmentIsNotForSale
A new feature by Andy Greenberg for Wired on the bizarre fight over diagnostic/control tools for McDonald's soft-serve machines is a fantastic, fascinating look at the intersection of Right to Repair with hardware hacking, corporatism, and franchising.
McDonald's ice-cream machines are notoriously finicky, so much so that people use bots to determine whether your local McD's machines are busted (5-16% of the machines are broken at any time)
Of course. This could go horribly wrong, or be fantastic, or more likely somewhere in the middle.
Doing nothing is not a viable option anymore.
The tipping point should have been 2013. https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2021/04/20/technology/global-tipping-point-tech.html
This is not necessarily new, but its still utterly terrifying:
In case you missed it, you can listen to the audio of our "Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance" pannel here: https://watch.rt4mn.org/videos/watch/8f7524ef-8dba-4a26-b763-f349102288be
Join us next Wednesday at 3pm CT for a Panel Discussion on the Minnesota Fusion Center, and how Fusion Centers fit into larger discussions of race, power, and police funding:
Schools should not be giving student grades and disciplinary records to police that use the information as a justification for harassment. It’s about time people pushed back against Pasco County’s targeted policing program.
We have Four More Surveillance Self Defense for protesters Scheduled, Check out https://mobilizon.fr/@restorethefourthmn to see all of our upcoming events.
We are hosting two Surveillance Self Defense for Protesters workshops tonight at 5 and 7!
Highly recommend this weeks podcast:
The audio recording for our recent "protesting in the age of mass surveillance" panel is live on watch.rt4mn.org, and the video recording will be available soon as well.
The title is a lie. twitter is not fun.
Want to learn more about mass surveillance tech and how it's deployed against protestors? Join us March 11th at 3pm CST for a discussion on protesting in the age of mass surveillance. Learn more & register at: https://mobilizon.fr/events/b761a3f7-0617-49ad-b2fe-43f184ed90e9
Using Federated protocols like ActivityPub, Mastodon, and Peertube also helps fight against censorship, if not necessarily surveillance.
Our basic human right to privacy has been enumerated in the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Some seek to diminish this right, but we will Restore it.
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