I was speaking with a family member today about job posting site and one of the sites uses Google and/or Social Sign on. I discouraged the use of it and instead encouraged traditional login method i.e. username/email, I am shocked and depressed to let you guys know that they didn't care, I told them that Google login supported by the site explicitly requested full account access which is a big no from me. To which their reply was I use it all the time and it's safe, everyone uses it. (1/2)
After hearing that I died for a moment, I felt very anxious, and disappointed by the current state of our world. We are very connected and are being exploited as we speak even know it or not.
People give up their minds and become slaves by feeding off of constant exploitative marketing and business practices.
Quick Story time:
I was one of the few people who (at the age of 14/15) had access to Facebook and have the first hand experience of being hooked by the algo and exploited.)
@null0x0 This is why I've reached the point where what I care about is supporting the people who want to help themselves. If that's just our tiny little corner of the digital world, so be it.
We can reach out and help one another, be ready with open arms for those who come also looking for freedom, and focus on building & strengthening the alternatives so there's always a choice.
We are not powerless, because even the tiniest alternative to exploitative tech helps make people more free.
@stragu It's beyond me too. I can't understand why people aren't flocking to alternatives in droves due to the repeated abuse revelations.
I wonder if the irony of hosting National Reconciliation Week events on digitally colonialist platforms is evident to anyone involved in organising them.