Should not be adding any more slides to this talk but I just made an exception to mention @FuckOffGoogle – a great example of what I’m calling “social regulation” (contrast with legislative regulation and technological regulation) of surveillance capitalists.
We start winning this war when they start becoming socially unacceptable. So it was with Big Tobacco, so it shall be with Big Data and Big Tech.
So do tell them to “fuck off” whenever you get the chance – time for being polite is over.
@switchingsocial Similarly my Android phone sports Facebook app managers and installers that I can neither disable or remove. It's frustrating. Suppliers should disclose these lock-ins so we can choose whether or not to commit ourselves to a purchase.
Makes you wonder if it's even legal under GDPR, if they're not asking for consent to this and the apps are phoning home.
One specific goal for campaigners could be to make it illegal to sell phones without letting people easily strip out the google/facecbook/etc components.
This is my personal Mastodon.