Sign the web0 manifesto

## web0 is the decentralised web ## web3 = **decentralization** + blockchain + NFTs + metaverse web0 = **decentralization** - blockchain - NFTs - metaverse web0 = **decentralization** In other words, web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit – Aral Balkan1 Head over here and sign the web0 Manifesto. This will probably not change the world overnight but let these different voices be heard. Thank you....

December 28, 2022 · 1 min · 9x0rg

'Surveillance apathy' is the problem

Knowing it and getting used to it: surveillance apathy turns out to be more worrisome than the proper lack of understanding online surveillanc. You may be sick of worrying about online privacy, but surveillance apathy is also a problem. We all seem worried about privacy. Though it’s not only privacy itself we should be concerned about: it’s also our attitudes towards privacy that are important. When we stop caring about our digital privacy, we witness surveillance apathy....

November 9, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Palantir: the ‘special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google

Minority Report is set in 2054, but Palantir is putting pre-crime into operation now. Peter Thiel’s CIA-backed, data-mining firm honed its ‘crime predicting’ techniques against insurgents in Iraq. The same methods are now being sold to police departments. Palantir watches everything you do and predicts what you will do next in order to stop it. As of 2013, its client list included the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, the Centre for Disease Control, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Special Operations Command, West Point and the IRS....

August 2, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Hacking Team government users

The 21 suspected government users of RCS by Hacking Team Hacking Team, also known as HT S.r.l., is a Milan-based company that describes itself as the “first to propose an offensive solution for cyber investigations". Their flagship Remote Control System (RCS)1 product, billed “the hacking suite for governmental interception,” is a suite of remote monitoring implants (i.e., spyware) sold exclusively to government agencies worldwide. We suspect that twenty-one governments are using Hacking Team’s RCS spyware....

July 9, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

Daily surveillance of the general public conducted by the search engine, along with Facebook, is far more insidious than anything our spooks get up to. “Surveillance”, as the security expert Bruce Schneier has observed, is the business model of the internet and that is true of both the public and private sectors. – Guardian - June 18, 2017

June 19, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Corporate surveillance in everyday life

Report: How thousands of companies monitor, analyze, and influence the lives of billions. Who are the main players in today’s digital tracking? What can they infer from our purchases, phone calls, web searches, and Facebook likes? How do online platforms, tech companies, and data brokers collect, trade, and make use of personal data? In recent years, a wide range of companies has started to monitor, track and follow people in virtually every aspect of their lives....

June 14, 2017 · 2 min · 9x0rg

7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. The research that we and our colleagues are doing identifies and explores a significant threat that most people miss: More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are reporting personal data to third-party tracking companies like Google Analytics, the Facebook Graph API or Crashlytics....

May 31, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

WikiLeaks reveals CIA tool ‘Scribbles’ for document tracking

The CIA is planting web beacons inside Microsoft Word documents to track whistleblowers, journalists and informants, according to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks released details on what it said is a Central Intelligence Agency document tracking program called Scribbles, part of the agency’s effort to keep tabs on documents leaked to whistleblowers and journalists. Scribbles allegedly embeds a web beacon-style tag into watermarks located on Microsoft Word documents that can report document analytics back to the CIA....

May 8, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

Facebook does not connect people together

Facebook does not connect people together; Facebook connects people to Facebook, Inc. Encouraging individual sovereignty and a healthy commons Abstract: Facebook’s business model is to be the man in the middle; to track every move you, your family, and your friends make, to store all that information indefinitely, and continuously analyse it to understand you better in order to exploit you by manipulating you for financial and political gain. Facebook isn’t a social network, it is a scanner that digitises human beings....

March 3, 2017 · 1 min · 9x0rg

The secrets of surveillance capitalism

Google as a fortune teller Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to. The company is creating a wholly new genus of capitalism, a systemic coherent new logic of accumulation we should call surveillance capitalism. Is there nothing we can do? Google surpassed Apple as the world’s most highly valued company in January for the first time since 2010. (Back then each company was worth less than 200 billion....

February 9, 2017 · 3 min · 9x0rg