It sickens me that some of the biggest media figures in #Linux and #FreeSoftware are alt-right or adjacent, making these spaces actively hostile to the groups already excluded from tech and making young people in particular easy to target with hateful rhetoric.

Oh, and just a casual reminder that the mass surveillance and data mining infrastructure you're so nervous about runs on free and open source software, including most prominently Linux servers. No that doesn't mean Linux, its developers, or users are necessarily badwrong or no one should use Linux or whatever, but it does mean that the vague and ill-defined idea that free software is some kind of guarantee of moral purity or would set us all "free" from corporate control was always a lie. To the free software ideologues, here's your freedom: The freedom of corporations to pay pennies to build a digital Panopticon. To the open source utilitarians, here's your efficiency gain: You've helped build truly impressive tools to violate our privacy. Fuck you all and your laughable moralization of technology.

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@ljwrites
yup,
technologies - i'd expand to Techne - have no moral nor ethical need to be.

However, since Techne processes do connect with Humans who live with certain ethics and moral sets -
Technologies do tend to reflect the human societies they operate with - through the way they are being used.

@ljwrites

The invasive usage is perhaps a reflection of Human's culture of violence?
Hence IMHO to alter such technologies, it's a question of imagination paradigm switch -
rather than some new techne wizardry.

Hello ;)

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