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For the next three weeks, @LauraKalbag and I will be mentoring the teams taking part in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Online Hackathon (ict.eapcivilsociety.eu/en).

Our focus will be on steering the teams away from the tools of surveillance capitalists like Google, etc., to Small Technology.

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So, ironically, let’s start with the event’s web site itself.

First piece of advice: the Reject button on the cookie notice should NOT take you to Google.com. This is both a violation and a slap in the face of anyone who cares about their privacy.

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Looking forward to introducing ourselves during the kick off today at 2PM Irish time and to challenging the participants and organisers to think outside of the surveillance capitalism / Big Tech box.

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@aral I would bet you was ironic... But yes, the reject button really leads to google.com😀

@aral somebody in their team must have remembered what it is like to say you are not over 18 on a porn website.

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Funny thing is, 10 seconds ago I was thinking how nice that they even have a 'Reject' button, as opposed to most sites' "We track you; fuckin' deal with it" button...

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