Zoom net revenue is up 3250% year on year and they’re bigger than Exxon Mobile now. I guess they’ve decided that they’re also big enough that they get to have a fascist foreign policy too. https://t.co/4bKxpec1Ln— Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) October 30, 2020
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I’m glad @quinnnorton finally put this out: https://t.co/LJE078osbA. I was and am one of those friends, and it was horrifying to watch this happen — it still haunts me. I have no great lessons here, other than that we still don’t understand how to live in the networked age.— Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) February 19, 2020
The California Ideology — the mindset that to this day is core to the way the Internet as infrastructure (and much of hacker culture) thinks — does not accept the idea of social responsibility, nor of any meaningful collective constraint on individual action, regardless of cost.— Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) November 26, 2019
Russel: *slaps roof of the set of all sets that do not contain themselves* This baby can contain so many… uh, crap, actually lemme get back to you— Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) July 17, 2018
So, hacker culture is kind of at a crossroads. For a long time it was totally cool that, you know what, I don’t really want to be political, because I just like to reverse code and it’s a lot of fun, and I don’t really have time for politics cause I spend thirteen hours a day looking at Shell code and socialism takes too long. That was great for a while, but we don’t get to be apolitical anymore. Because If you’re doing security work, if you’re doing development work and you are apolitical, then you are aiding the existing centralizing structure. If you’re doing security work and you are apolitical, you are almost certainly working for an organization that exists in a great part to prop up existing companies and existing power structures. Who here has worked for a a security consultancy? Not that many people, ok. I don’t know anybody who has worked for a security consultancy where that consultancy has not done work for someone in the defense industry. There are probably a few, and I guarantee you that those consultancies that have done no work that is defense industry related, have taken an active political position, that we will not touch anything that is remotely fishy. If you’re apolitical, you’re aiding the enemy.