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Don’t [let your devices] talk to cops

on March 21, 2023

A Joint Statement from Progressive Technology Project and May First As part of the mass mobilization to protest the creation of Cop City, a huge police training facility in Atlanta, 23 more protesters have been charged with domestic terrorism. This latest round brings the total number of Cop City protesters facing this dangerous charge to 42. Make no mistake: by charging political protesters with a crime that carries a sentence of up to 35 years in prison, the police are resorting to desperate measures to stop dissent.

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Progressive Technology Project is leaving Twitter

on December 12, 2022

PTP is happily joining the migration from Twitter to non-corporate alternatives! Many of you have already launched your new home in the fediverse and we invite you to follow us on Mastodon here. For those of you still using Twitter, we invite you to learn about the alternatives by signing up for an account on one of the many fediverse instances (see below for more information on what the fediverse is and how to join it).

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Get the Tech Off My Body! Recording and resources

on June 27, 2022

Overturning Roe v. Wade in the United States and restricting access to abortion throughout the Americas is part of a strategy of repression that is focused on our bodies. The strategy not only targets reproductive justice, but also transgender rights, the mobility of poor people and people of color, and access to health care and other critical services. On June 21st, 2022, together with May First and the National Network of Abortion Funds, the Progressive Technology Project organized a webinar to discuss the relationship between the struggles for reproductive justice, privacy, autonomy, and freedom from surveillance, asking ourselves: How can our campaign to re-envision technology based on consent and liberation contribute to our movement’s struggle for reproductive justice?

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Powerbase not affected by log4j but...

on December 17, 2021

Let’s start with the good news: Powerbase is not affected by the recently discovered vulnerability in the log4j software package that is getting publicity these days. Powerbase is not affected because the vulnerable software is written in the Java programming language and Powerbase is written in the PHP and JavasSript languages (JavaScript, despite having a similar sounding name, is entirely different then the Java programming language). Now, the bad news: the odds are high that some server in the world holding your personal data or providing some useful service to you is vulnerable and may be exploited.

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