Who do you prefer to have all your data?
@whiskeysailor this is more or less a political compass
@melissasage kind of is actually. Uh.
@whiskeysailor hold on
Cheers, I appreciate the Infosec meme-art!
Actually years ago, I tried to give away free "Tails" TOR browser CDROMS in Harvard Square, from a stack of 40 that I burned.
There were a few takers.
So that bottom-left ultra-sincere Quadrant of Tor Evangelists was me!
(Nowadays, I'd be in the China quadrant for who's the least-worst to get my data, except we never seem to get that option. And I think Tor is 5-eyes fundamentally.)
best wishes and Happy Fedi
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@melissasage @whiskeysailor re: Tor, * Origin, (USNavy grant), * Regime-change promotion (Tor touts its readiness for "dissidents" but sadly they often are US-Squads), * Money trail (nodes funded by Western org's), * Honeypot history e.g. FBI (you get tagged just by using tor, too); and mainly, *** peer Authority *** -- i.e. the best Communist Irish queer Infosec person in HCMC, Saigon Seamus, banned 3x on TW for calling-out US spooks, described flaws of Tor and NGO-land in detail pre-ban 🍯
@InternetKevin 'cause people (esp. in the US) think big corps can't be authoritian cause their not govs. Even enforcing their shitty vision of society to the rest of the world (monopolies, mass surveillance, lobbies, firing people for expressing their sympathy to those who defend workers rights… ) for profit "is not authorian, it's just usual business". It's perfectly acceptable to be an asshole fascist if "it's just about money, not politics! it's freedom!"
@InternetKevin I know all that/I agree. I'm just saying that many people oppose govs who are authoritarian to campanies who "aren't"
To them, companies aren't authoritarians cause they "don't govern"¹. They are "just using their right to make profit" or even that "they will fight in court against evil govs to protect their users days, for their reputation"
capitalism, so they pretend it's the complete opposite of authoritarian govs, and that it's perfertly acceptable and "unpolitical" when companies do shitty authoritarian crap for profit. Even if it's unacceptable when it's done by politicians…
1. Even if companies actually have a big political power and work with/for govs on mass surveillance tech.
@melissasage @whiskeysailor I agree with some of this graph. (Five eyes authoritarian right, yes!) But I would put China in authoritarian right as well. For libertarian right, I would put Google/Facebook: what they claim to be, and for authoritarian left I would put Google/Facebook: how they actually behave.
@sergiotarxz yeah it's wrong but i only realized it after i'd already made the image and i'm not gonna issue a correction on a shitpost lmao
@whiskeysailor God I felt dirty casting my vote.
love to have the state which actually has direct power over me also have all my data amirite?????
why is it so hard for leftists to understand that your own government is more dangerous to you than a foreign one lol??
china didn't do COINTELPRO
@whiskeysailor I prefer 20 Eyes
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@whiskeysailor at least no one voted the third, "all" option
But when my data is in China or another country they can do nothing with it (I am not terrorist), but big companies like Google or Facebook will sell my data and use it to make money on me
@whiskeysailor why not New Zealand or Sweden
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.