Aral Balkan @aral@mastodon.ar.al

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"We lost public space. Online public space. Facebook and Google are shopping malls, but we think they are parks!"
- @aral at Freedom not Fear '17
#fnf17

All Your Content Are Belong To Us

Article 13 of the current copyright legislation proposal from the European Commission would result in de facto ubiquitous Internet content filtering. Basically, this would kill the Internet as we know and empower autocratic institutions – whether corporations or governments – with absolute control over nearly all human communication.

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All Your Content Is Belong To Us

Article 13 of the current copyright legislation proposal from the European Commission would result in de facto ubiquitous Internet content filtering. Basically, this would kill the Internet as we know and empower autocratic institutions – whether corporations or governments – with absolute control over nearly all human communication.

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Freedom To Tinker

Sebastian, assistant to MEP Julia Reda, presents at mastodon.ar.al/media/NZRZi3wv1

Freedom Not Fear Session Wall

It’s filling up with really interesting sessions.

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Tegenlicht Documentary on Smart Cities: The English Bits

@Marjoline extracted the English bits from last year’s Tegenlicht program on Smart Cities. Thank you so much! :)

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Freedom Not Fear & Ecopolis

Looking forward to my opening keynote at Freedom Not Fear and to speaking at Ecopolis this weekend in Brussels.

• Freedom Not Fear: freedomnotfear.org/fnf-2017/op

• Ecopolis: ecopolis.be/

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Capitalism is dying. The only question is, is it going to take us with it?

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so the privacy concern for citizens is growing among scholars here, it's a good thing...
here is an article (in NL) about the problem of data gathering by the public services and so called "smart cities", specialy when keeping all those data for advertising and commercial use, citing @aral about distributed and "open source" systems more respectfull...
knack.be/nieuws/belgie/is-dit-
#privacy #iot #indieweb #distributed #belgium #gent #smartcity #mivb-stib

Freedom Not Fear & Ecopolis

Looking forward to my opening keynote at Freedom Not Fear and to speaking at Ecopolis this weekend in Brussels.

• Freedom Not Fear: freedomnotfear.org/fnf-2017/op

• Ecopolis: ecopolis.be/

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Talks this week: Berlin & Milan

I’m off to Berlin, tomorrow, to present “Design or Decoration?” at IxDA Berlin:

ixdaberlin.de/?event=62#62

Then, I fly to Milan on Thursday to speak at Desire For Meaning:

it.openmaker.eu/2017/09/11/des

Looking forward to hopefully seeing some of you in person this week :)

Accessibility for Everyone

For the past three years, Laura Kalbag has been writing a book on accessibility. It’s called Accessibility for Everyone. You should read it.

ar.al/notes/accessibility-for-

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Basic how-to guide for preserving fundamental rights on the Internet by Xnet

xnet-x.net/en/how-to-guide-for

“What is happening in Spain these days in relation with the situation in Catalonia is a very significant milestone in the defence of freedoms and rights around the world in the digital age. The reaction of the Spanish government has clearly shown that the entire population – not only those living in Catalonia – needs to have tools to guarantee their fundamental rights…”

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"instead of tempering its excesses to ensure survival, the neoliberal ideology is doubling down and pushing workers harder, into more precarity, whilst simultaneously waving obscene wealth in their faces"

https://social.freedombone.net/url/46308
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Nous parlions hier d' @aral et je vous suggère fortement cette vidéo en anglais de 33 min !
«Excuse Me, Your Unicorn Keeps Shitting In My Back Yard, Can He Please Not?»

player.vimeo.com/external/2006