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Important Fifth Estate anti-tech issue now online

  • Posted on: 19 July 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Cover image, Issue 306, Fifth Estate Magazine

The full content of Fifth Estate #306, July, 1981 is now online at
https://www.fifthestate.org/archive/306-july-1981/

It contains articles critical of technology and civilization that are as relevant today as when they were first published, including

Against the Megamachine
Marxism, Anarchism and the Roots of the New Totalitarianism
Indigenism & its Enemies
Technological Invasion
Community, Primitive Society and the State

and more.

Episode 3: Zizek, Brain chips, Facebook, And The Gap Between Our Minds

  • Posted on: 11 May 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Horizontal Hostility

In this episode four of the five hosts use a recent interview where Slavoj Zizek discusses brain interface technology as a launching point to talk about the radical potentials, dangers, and philosophical implications of technology. Will and Vanc argue about how much responsibility rests on us as developers versus as consumers. To what degree are anarchists drawn to problematic technologies like Facebook or Twitter as a result of personal utility as opposed to social pressure? What’s the difference between the manipulative pressures of advertising and building interfaces that people can more quickly adapt to? And philosophically is “freedom” to be found in division or connection? Should the gap between us and the world be abolished? Ciarrai and Will both support greater connection but differ when it comes to organizational prescriptions in our present world between collectivism and individualism.

Small Town Discourse, Episode 6: Technology and Progress with John Zerzan

  • Posted on: 12 April 2017
  • By: thecollective

This podcast bills itself as a show that mostly talks about topical issues (this episode is unusual), and engaging people with very different perspectives. #goodfaithdisagreements

https://soundcloud.com/user-987921250

Choosing the Proper Tool for the Task

  • Posted on: 21 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Assessing Your Encryption Options

So, you’ve decided to encrypt your communications. Great! But which tools are the best? There are several options available, and your comrade’s favorite may not be the best for you. Each option has pros and cons, some of which may be deal breakers—or selling points!—for you or your intended recipient. How, then, do you decide which tools and services will make sure your secrets stay between you and the person you’re sharing them with, at least while they’re in transit?

End-to-End Encryption 101

  • Posted on: 8 March 2017
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

And do the Vault 7 Revelations Mean Encryption Is Useless?

If you’ve used the internet at any point since May 2013, you’ve probably heard that you should use encrypted communications. Edward Snowden’s revelation that the National Security Agency logs all of our calls, texts, and emails sparked a surge in the development and use of encryption apps and services. Only a few years later, encryption is widely used for daily communication. If you use any of these encryption tools, you’ve probably also heard the phrase “end-to-end encryption,” or “E2EE.” The name seems straightforward enough: end-to-end means content is encrypted from one endpoint (generally your phone or computer) to another endpoint (the phone or computer of your message’s intended recipient). But what level of security does this promise for you, the user?

Horizontal Hostility: Episode 1: Riseup, Technological Centralization & Snitching

  • Posted on: 3 March 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Horizontal Hostility

Horizontal Hostility’s inaugural episode. The five hosts gather in the same city and same room (with two spectators and occasional commentators) to talk about Riseup.net’s decision to turn over information regarding two users to the FBI and their justification.

Fully Automated Luxury Individualist Anarchism

  • Posted on: 20 February 2017
  • By: thecollective

From C4SS
Revolutionary Luxury, Bureaucratic Administration

Any politics that seeks an encompassing notion of liberation and freedom must, first and foremost, be oriented towards the future, and must pursue this horizon through goal-oriented actions. This effectively sets up a feedback system, linking together the shifting and modular futurity that is assembled by those who desire it with the concrete actions, revolutionary impulses, and insurrectionary acts that move towards its construction. In their most effective turns, future horizons are assembled as to remain open, as the very compounding of possibilities into an ever-increasing array of options. Still, though, certain motifs are deployed to act as anchors or signals for the widening of the possibility space.

Meet Moxie Marlinspike, the Anarchist Bringing Encryption to All of Us

  • Posted on: 31 July 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Wired

On the first dayof the sprawling RSA security industry conference in San Francisco, a giant screen covering the wall of the Moscone Center’s cavernous lobby cycles through the names and headshots of keynote speakers: steely-eyed National Security Agency director Michael Rogers in a crisp military uniform; bearded and besuited Whitfield Diffie and Ron Rivest, legendary inventors of seminal encryption protocols that made the Internet safe for communication and commerce. And then there’s Moxie Marlinspike, peering somberly into the distance wearing a bicycle jersey and an 18-inch-tall helmet shaped like a giant spear of asparagus. “It was the only picture I could find,” Marlinspike deadpans as we walk into the building.

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Misfit Bitcoin Developer Allegedly Works With the Rojava Plan

  • Posted on: 7 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Live Bitcoin News

It seems people are speculating on the current location of the missing in action Bitcoin developer and creator of Dark Wallet Amir Taaki. The British-Iranian Taaki has been somewhat of a legend within cryptocurrency circles for his work on the project as well as his views of crypto-anarchy. Recently it has been suggested that Taaki is running with an Anarcho-socialist group called “Rojava The Plan.” The organization’s mission is to create a self-sufficient socialist coop with a 1-year goal to finish “26 projects and advance Rojava’s decentralized economy.”

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