[free-software-melb-announce] Free Software Melbourne meeting, 19 March 2020: How to unfriend Facebook

PuZZleDucK puzzleduck at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 12:50:50 AEDT 2020


Dear Free-Software Friends and Family,

The "Big Tech" companies, such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple,
Netflix, Google (FAANG) are familiar brands with worldwide reach
in all corners of people’s affairs, from communicating with
family, purchasing household goods and reading the news.

In recent years, the major negative effects on society have
become apparent from the underlying business model of these
multinationals, namely targeted advertising — where the more
FAANG knows about you, your social connections and preferences,
the more valuable you are to them. For example, period tracking
apps for the Android OS and iOS share intimate information with
Facebook that helps advertisers target women:


https://www.privacyinternational.org/long-read/3196/no-bodys-business-mine-how-menstruation-apps-are-sharing-your-data

As part of a year-long series on how to De-FAANG your life, we
are proud to present the first in the series:

   How to Unfriend Facebook (True friends don't spy on you!)

This talk will cover the negative impacts on people and society
by Facebook's walled garden "social"-platform and related
proprietary technologies. We will then present a practical and
easy-to-follow guide on how to use Free Software to help you
leave a bad friend and unfriend Facebook for good!

We look forward to seeing you there!

— The FSM team.

Details:
Thursday 19th March, 6:30-8:00pm (door open 6:00pm)
Electron Workshop: 31 Arden St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051
Map: http://osm.org/go/uG4HWyqEz?m=&node=2556615434
Travel Tips: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/
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