Tanzania’s latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows

Tanzania's latest clampdown takes decades of repression to new lows:

“The law means that anyone who posts a blog or is active on social media, or runs an online platform, will have to pay for a licence to keep their sites running. These licences cost around US$900 and can be revoked if the content of the site is deemed to threaten public order and national security. Users potentially face 12 months in prison, or a fine of up to US$2300. This, in a country in which GDP per capita is US$877.50.”

ivan-fyodorovich: I always thought that Google’s informal motto…







ivan-fyodorovich:

I always thought that Google’s informal motto being “don’t be evil” was about as comforting as a coworker having a sign at his cubicle reminding him not to snap and murder everyone in the building. 

As it turns out, watching the coworker remove the sign is even more ominous.

sauvamente: I just feel like if you buy Alexa or echo or any of those other Amazon home devices that…

sauvamente:

 I just feel like if you buy Alexa or echo or any of those other Amazon home devices that you deserve whatever you get if it decides to start laughing in the middle of the night you did that to yourself nobody told you to buy a semi-sentient electronic you did that it’s your fault

doubletranquility: wild how women who use the internet a lot are shamed for using their phones and…

doubletranquility:

wild how women who use the internet a lot are shamed for using their phones and being self centered and taking selfies or whatever when men use the internet to basically unlearn empathy and become nazis and terrorists