Back in June 2019 I had warned about relying on cloud platforms for your business and for storing your (personal) data, with some examples of what could go wrong. With all the recent online censorship related to the COVID-19 ‘pandemic’ more examples are piling up showing what can happen when you rely on the current centralized Software As A Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms. Read more ⟶
A few weeks ago I had noticed for the first time that the Internet Archive started requiring people to login before they are able to view certain content. To be clear, the login is not required for all content but only for specific content. Also, the login requirement is placed on the content after a while — probably when they receive complaints about it. Read more ⟶
A recent April 6th 2020 David Icke interview by Brian Rose from London Real has been taken down by YouTube shortly after it was streamed live to hundreds of thousands of viewers on the platform. Read more ⟶
It’s very sad to have to watch the world be swept towards mass hysteria on the basis of misleading figures concerning the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. How many people realize that the figures for the number of infections and deaths worldwide give a distorted view of the real situation? Read more ⟶
Yesterday I posted about the fact that censorship on the Internet is getting worse and that the criminal governments around the world are increasingly more often trying to censor parts or all of the Internet to stifle dissent. Read more ⟶
Private Internet Access blogged about a recent report by Access Now (February 24th 2020) titled “2019 #KeepItOn – Targeted, Cut Off, and Left in the Dark” (PDF) where they look at Internet shutdowns by criminal governments globally for the year 2019. I highly recommend reading the whole report to get an idea of how bad the situation is in various countries and the world in general. Read more ⟶
A software developer from Russia found out recently that his account on GitHub had been shadow banned. He was the only one still able to see his account and access his repositories; all other users got a 404 message in their web browsers. In an article titled “How GitHub blocked me (and all my libraries)” (March 11th 2020), ironically published on Medium, he details his experience with GitHub. Read more ⟶
An article on The Atlantic titled “How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw” (February 22nd 2020) discusses specific examples of what they term “authoritarian blindness”. A virus that could have been contained instead resulted in a global crisis because important information was being censored by an authoritarian system. Read more ⟶
People in Hong Kong don’t seem to want to live like slaves anymore ruled by a totalitarian and criminal government. I don’t know if you’ve been following what’s going on in Hong Kong right now, but it’s very interesting to follow the responses and see which sides people choose to take. Also interesting to see how much influence the criminal Chinese government has in Western countries. Read more ⟶
Here’s another example of why relying on ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) and ‘Cloud Computing’ in general is very dangerous. Adobe is cancelling subscriptions of customers in Venezuela due to the recent ‘executive order’ by the criminal US government: The U.S. Government’s recent Executive Order regarding Venezuela prohibits almost all transactions and services between U.S. Read more ⟶
In case you thought there was any notion of freedom of speech or freedom of expression in Europe, think again. You’re only allowed to think and say what your masters approve of. The truth is what they say it is. And either you bow to their will, or you’re fined and jailed. Read more ⟶
All doubts I had about Cloudflare’s intentions, and specifically with their WARP ‘VPN’ service have now proven to be justified. Cloudflare’s WARP ‘VPN’ service went live a few days ago, and is another serious blow to the overall privacy and security on the Internet. Read more ⟶
For a while now I’ve noticed Facebook’s internal review website appearing in the traffic statistics for my blog. It appears that people are sharing my post “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told” on Facebook, and that other people are reporting the link to Facebook for it to get taken down. Read more ⟶
Good afternoon, sexually suppressed slaves of plantation Earth. It’s been a month after I left most social media, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and I have to say, I don’t miss it at all. This is the last month I’ll still be checking WhatsApp occasionally for people who haven’t gotten the memo yet, but starting in October I’m only going to be on Signal. I’ve also been looking more into alternatives for Google; for example I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for search for a while now and don’t miss Google at all. Also have been checking out PureOS as an alternative to Windows. And most importantly, the Librem 5 phone is now starting to ship; if you like freedom, privacy and security, then check it out.
You may want to read this article titled “Google’s Software is Malware” on the GNU website, listing a number of problems with Google’s software and ethics. Highlights include back doors in their software, censorship and surveillance. After having quit most social media this week, I’m now also looking into getting rid of Google in my daily life. Read more ⟶
Hello slaves. I’m leaving most social media platforms today, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter. For now, I’ll still be on LinkedIn and GitHub. Back in 2017 I had already decided that I was going to leave the major social media platforms because of all the censorship going on. Things have only gotten worse when it comes to censorship, and in addition we have all the privacy violations, tracking and security issues.
I’m leaving most platforms effective immediately; I’ll leave the accounts online for now but will not be monitoring, posting or commenting. Do not contact me there and do not expect a response. I’m using a longer grace period for WhatsApp of a month or two, but have already moved to using Signal for instant messaging; WhatsApp cannot be trusted anymore.
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A Google whistleblower by the name of Zach Vorhies went public on Project Veritas, leaking internal documents showing how Google is manipulating search results and is using their algorithms and products to present everyone online with a manipulated version of reality. The documents also show how Google is blacklisting certain websites (URLs) and content while in public they denied doing so. Read more ⟶
Censorship, shadow banning, deboosting and deplatforming are hot topics these days on the Internet, especially when it concerns the major social media platforms. I’ve blogged about this often in the last few months, and this time I want to detail one of my recent experiences on Reddit so that others can learn from it. Read more ⟶
About two years ago Cloudflare’s CEO Matthew Prince mentioned how nobody should have the power to decide whether or not someone should be allowed on the Internet, after he decided to take down The Daily Stormer website. Here’s what the moron had to say: Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power. Read more ⟶
I’ve been planning to stop using WhatsApp and other social media applications for a while now and a recent blog post on Forbes justifies that move even more. Read more ⟶