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Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on.

TikTok political discourse 

@eleanorkonik Can you share any resources or favorite sites/blogs/sources that you keep up with on the topic?

@rusty This is a much more succinct point than the rant I gave my boyfriend the other day as I complained about the textbook I had to read for class.

TikTok political discourse 

@eleanorkonik Oh okay, that makes sense to me. I learned so much from this (and clearly have much more to), so thank you! :)

TikTok political discourse 

@eleanorkonik I can see that, but should US citizens be worried about what precedent that sets?

What would then stop the US government from saying that, for example, a popular US-based app used by activists to organize is a threat to national security?

Is the agreement of this ban by some groups to do more with the content and main demographic of TikTok users rather than actual privacy concerns?

If it’s concerns, how do they justify other apps and services that gather and track data similarly, i.e. , , etc.?

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Am here for the ban discourse.

How people negotiate their data privacy/rights is an area that really interests me.

Does allowing a ban on this app set precedent for the government to be able to ban other apps they deem harmful?

@deidara Was that also for citizenship/property ownership reasons? Mexicans were considered "white" under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1868 but obvs that doesn't mirror how they're actually treated based on their skin color as opposed to white passing Mexican/-Americans

@Cyborgneticz Sorry to leave in the middle but my earbuds died and I was tuning in from work. 😫 Really enjoyed it, though! Hope I can catch the rest on the recording!

@CaribenxMarciaX i’m always looking for good latin american history recs if you ever wanna throw some my way!

@CaribenxMarciaX Where are you learning about this from? I’m interested.

@adugas Just got through Hurricane Hanna down here. Stay safe!

Food and family 

@bgcarlisle Ugh, miss when my niblings were that age. Now they're a bunch of moody teenagers.

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do not ask me for directions ever, I have no idea where I’m going or how to get to other places. If I end up somewhere it is simply because the universe has allowed it

@Zambyte Hey, welcome! I'm new here too, exploring how decentralized social networks work. I'm currently getting my undergrad in information science. 🙂

@abbaxi That's really neat! Maybe one day I'll have something to contribute, too.

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