🔎 Important new article this week in Jacobin magazine.
It's an important awakening (or reminder) that #US policy continues a multi-front attack on #humanRights and digital autonomy by continuing to strengthen #bigTech and #surveillanceCapitalism through fearmongering and the spectre of whatever country the boogeyman-of-the-quarter might be. 1/4
💡 It leaves out the important reminder that many of the #digitalPublicGoods used to create this so-called "public #infrastructure" have their roots in #FreeSoftware, which allows citizens to control of their own "digital lives" without government or quasi-government corporate #surveillance as intermediary.
✊🏽 There is a path forward for citizen-level digital autonomy out there, and software freedom is at its core.
Keep pushing for investment in, support for, and use of these alternative products.
"We should absolutely be concerned about governments surveilling their populations and tech companies monetizing people’s data without their consent. But when naming those responsible, the list should include Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden alongside Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin."
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).