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I just found out that a local school district is using Schoology, for remote learning, and is calling everyone about a virus that is being spread by the system.
Now, if they could just figure out how to inject directed advertising into the lessons, then they could realize the 1984 dream of a unified existence.
With Google & Apple heading to an Anti-trust lawsuit with the US government soon. They haven't been doing much to act innocent.
I have a feeling that the government will tell them to start sharing the data that they are stealing from their users or else they will be forcibly broken up.
The FBI has been barking up that tree for a long time now. What better way to mandate government access back-doors than by threatening to break up a monopoly?
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
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