Anews podcast - episode 37

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

Welcome to the anews podcast. This is episode 37 for November 10. This podcast covers anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week.

Editorial: Nietzsche Would be Laughing
TOTW - Privacy

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* was sound edited by Linn O'Mable
* has an editorial by chisel
* was written by jackie
* was narrated by chisel and dramatically declaimed by Aragorn!
* We thank to Aragorn! and gigawatt for their help with the topic of the week

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The prodigals have returned to Camp Strugglismo it would seem - but will Camp Strugglismo accept them? All will be revealed on the next episode of Anarchy Is A Soap Opera


Scene One: it was was the best of times and it was the worst of times. Nixon and Bush were like looming clouds, blocking the fireworks of the Fourth of July. The prodigals were holding hands on the streets of Seattle, remember Spain 1936.

Prodigal A: *screams at top of lungs* KILL WHITEY! Also, will you marry me?

Prodigal B: No! I won't take your hand and marry the state! Baby! I. AM. AN. ANARCHIST.

Prodigal A: But we're all hypocrites.

Prodigal B: Baby, what's that confused look in your eye? C'mon, It's time to throw bricks through the Starbucks window with Camp Strugglismo.

Prodigal A: But my fixed-gear is still in the kitchen.

Prodigal B: I believe in myself and my father's new ford.

Prodigal A: Will you be my co-conspirator?

Prodigal B: You're a spineless liberal!

Prodigal A: *watches in awe as Prodigal B leaves Prodigal A all alone, all alone.*

*eating popcorn, enraptured, totally not crying a bit* Why Prodigal B, why?! … WHO HURT YOU?!

book your own fucking show


i would but currently have trouble w keeping attention focused on a task and all alone, maybe some other time tho ?

do you want to fight?

How will the container tags for firefox help with online security or privacy?

It's suppose to isolate your tabs from one another. So like for example, you could have 2 gmail accounts open in 2 tabs instead of using two windows and they are isolated from the other tabs open in your browser. They claim you can't be tracked outside of those container tabs. I'm not sure how true it is though given it has also been claimed you can't be tracked in incognito mode even though that's not true. The arch wiki has an article describing things you can do in firefox to enhance security.

Thank you

In my understanding, the container tabs separate your browser cookies into separate environments. So if you put Facebook into one container tab, and open a search engine in another container tab, then Facebook will not be able to track what you look up using the search engine.

It's a harm reduction tool. You are still providing any information you input into Facebook directly to a corporation that will definitely sell it to advertisers, and possibly provide it to law enforcement/intelligence agencies. Firefox tabs can be used to minimize how much extra information you betray in the process.

Thank you. Are the privacy add-ons useful?

Good podcast this week. Thanks.
Have I got this right, if I haven't been using Tor and/or a vpn since I started using the net, then I'm already traced? Surely, the point of Tor or a vpn is a person who wasn't anonymous can now begin their anonymity, assuming both are safe to use? Although, isn't it the case that if the surveillance state wants your details, it has enough clout to get them whatever you Also, the internet of things is going to make it even harder to remain anonymous and still function in the mainstream: anyone heard of China and its 'Social Credit' scheme: sort of the Black Mirror: 'Nosedive.'

that talk about privacy myths and options too.

The issue of privacy should be more visceral, like if you have a gunshot wound don't go to a hospital unless you can prove the shooter was attempting property theft, otherwise you're a felon :)

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