technology

Open Call to Anarchist Tech Guerillas

  • Posted on: 27 October 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Community Network Infrastructure

Infrastructure of Freedom!

We go beyond clicktivism, beyond anarcho-tourism, beyond neo-colonial activism. We work together, we listen to each other, we learn and we share. We are building a cooperative to provide liberatory technology solutions for revolutionary, or potentially revolutionary, communities across the planet. We are viral factors of anarchist tech-querilla. Will you join us?

Book extract: Deep Ecology and Anarchism

  • Posted on: 15 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News

Marking the run-up to the launch of deep ecology and anarchism at this year’s London Anarchist Bookfair on October 28th, below is the latter part of an essay by Robert Hart, a founding mover of the forest gardening and permaculture movements.

The iPhone X proves the Unabomber was right

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: youranonarchist

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-iphone-x-u...

The introduction of the new iPhone X — which features wireless charging, facial recognition and a price tag of $999 — appears to be a minor event in the advance of technology. But it’s an excellent illustration of something that has long gone unrecognized: The Unabomber had a point.

Good TV as a Roadblock to Becoming Ungovernable, or Anything Else Really

  • Posted on: 16 September 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Plain Words

“Become ungovernable” is a slogan anarchists like to use these days. It sounds cool and fits the anarchist aesthetic of revolt and spectacular conflict. It doesn’t immediately mean much, but that’s the beauty of it, the meaning shifts with each person and the specificities of their lives. With no revolution and lots of environmental catastrophe, state violence, and “active shooter situations” on the horizon, rather than despairing at our no-future future, it instead contains a path forward: to refuse submission to law, duty, and passivity in daily life.

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?

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