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these are the works and the folks that keep me from (total) despair when navigating 'technology'
are.na/de/critiquing-algorithm

The Fight For the Future: Organizing In and Around the Tech Industry (22 Jan)
youtube.com/watch?v=vDtOxrV9Bq

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"The Core of the Apple: Degrees of Monopoly and Dark Value in Global Commodity Chains"
Donald A. Clelland

doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2014.564

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"The real secret to Apple's success is not design, but extreme labour exploitation across its global South supply chains, enabled by monopsony power. [...] Without these patterns of exploitation, Apple's profit margins would be wiped out and/or its retail prices would be so high as to be unaffordable. The business model is built on cheapening the lives of others."

-- Jason Hickel

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#Infrastructure #solidarity with Miriyam Aouragh

Tuesday 26 January 20:00-21:30

"A conversation about current and future technological infrastructures for solidarity. Elodie Mugrefya, Femke Snelting, Wendy Van Wynsberghe of Constant, speak with media anthropologist and activist Miriyam Aouragh about the relations between political activism and technological criticism. How to organise for social change on-line when Tech Giants profit from our interactions?"

kaaitheater.be/en/agenda/infra

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can someone point me to a well-written and harsh critique of Berners-Lee SOLID project? I had saved something but can't find it again right now

gotta love when your boss schedules a Friday meeting on Thursday evening 😭

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@sifr when I unsubscribed from Amazon Prime, they claimed they were facing heavy volume and would get to my request as soon as possible. it took almost two weeks before they finally closed my account. in that time span they tried multiple tactics to keep me from unsubscribing. I must have exchanged 20 emails with them reasserting that I wanted my account closed forever.

most companies do some stuff like that, but I'd never seen one that bad before.

YOU CAN LOG OUT, BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE: How Amazon manipulates consumers to keep them subscribed to Amazon Prime
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can someone point me to a well-written and harsh critique of Berners-Lee SOLID project? I had saved something but can't find it again right now

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venting about software, banks 

dumb automation:

I'm currently locked out of my bank account because I need to use their mobile app to verify my identity.

This can not be done via the website.

The mobile app doesn't work on a phone without google play.

I've proceeded to acquire one with google play for these purposes. However I'm stuck at the next step because the app requires me to take a picture of my face.

This is not possible because the app is hardcoded to use the front facing camera which is damaged.

This reminds me again how PSD2 has been a fucking disaster when it comes to software freedom. All banks suddenly double down on their gplay reliant apps and more of such shenanigans to comply with PSD2 requirements like two factor auth. Whereas in the past online banking, with 2fa worked fine now this is impossible all of a sudden.

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