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Dear readers,

calling an entity independent always means to keep the little power you own to yourself. It will never pay out for you in the end to surrender to yourself, a partner, a family, or, in the case of Facebook, to a dubious mega corporation which doesn’t give a shit about privacy and security, turning human beings into products and earns shitload of money in selling your personal data via advertising. That’s also why AETHYX MEDIAE never held a Facebook or Twitter account.

However, two billion and 130 million people (March 2018) on this planet already surrendered. Which represents 30% of humanity, ignoring age and nationality as well. These 30% literally are owned by Facebook. They gave away their interests, their social circles, their privacy and much more, to be exploited on a daily basis and provided a simple stupid feed, a neverending stream, with stuff they shouldn’t bother. This is the bad state in which we are now in 2018: social network addicts anywhere on this planet, earning nothing for providing personal data and being tricked year by year in spending more and more of their precious time inside a closed centralised web application which is designed in a way to be enhanced by the behaviour of its users only to be more addictive in the near future (keyword A/B testing).

Time for a little hope, won’t you agree?

Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which popped up the last weeks, where 51.300.000 Facebook users were exploited illegally by a far-right data analytics company from the UK, the public finally recognises how dangerous Facebook really is. Horrible suspicions arose from these accusations: not only were voters in the US manipulated by targeted advertising created by this data but also in the UK while the “Brexit” polls took place.

Humans in the current mental state won’t change without being hit hard by a stick, so it seems.

By the way, the NSA scandal made public by another whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is not even four years away. Already 2014 people who seemed to be awake showed what alternatives we could use instead of data monstrosities like Facebook. Here is a neat screenshot of alternatives in case you forgot:

social network alternatives by prism-break.org

By clicking on this image you will reach the overview with working links to these systems directly.

What we need urgently right now are more decentralised applications run by smaller companies and individuals. Most of these systems provide features you never heard of which are incredibly useful in enhancing, not castrating, your digital life. Interconnections between systems is also possible, something Facebook completely forbids and tries to control with their half-hearted APIs. Furthermore, these social network alternatives are so sophisticated these days, you’ll be surprised about all the eye-candy and stability. There simply are no reasons anymore to join Facebook today. You see: where is the problem in switching?

In case you need help in setting up one of these social hubs just drop us a line: info@aethyx.eu. We won’t charge a cent if you’re aged 16 or below.

What you need to understand here: you can’t change the world but yourself. Time to start already.

Warmly,
the aethyx staff

“Free your mind. And your friends will follow.”


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Experts say the Self-publishing market will skyrocket the next 2 to 5 years. More and more publishers will emerge, taking market share from the big two which currently are Amazon and BoD (Books on Demand).

Phew, then we’re glad for our vision in 2010 when AETHYX MEDIAE was born!

It shouldn’t matter if you’re doing this online or offline by the way: in either case it was never easier and faster than it is today.

Of course, offering the complete online package is what we here at AETHYX MEDIAE do the whole day:

you start your weblog here with us in no time, for a fair and moderate price: see what we have in our store for you and convince yourself!

In fact we are a “one stop shop” in establishing your first weblog:

1) visit the link above and choose one of three options
2) we install your weblog usually in 24h and get it up & running
3) you’re ready to play! Welcome to the future of publishing!

In fact you can to this until you enjoy your pension. In case you want to quit after several years or even months, no big deal: what about converting your blog into an eBook after you retired, saving your precious texts for future generations and make an Euro here or there? Possible with AETHYX MEDIAE: we already published six eBooks this way, even with customised covers which are available via Amazon (*cough*), XinXii and Google Play Books! And believe us: due to a market which doesn’t even exist, these won’t be the only three.

We’re happy and looking forward what lies ahead together with you! Become a part of this today: info@aethyx.eu, contact us anytime!

See you soon, hopefully here,
the aethyx staff


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Dear readers,

today is World Day Against Internet Censorship!

Amnesty International as well as Reporters without Borders do their best to unblock and mirror as many websites as possible.

This event exists since 2008, 2016 they helped websites from Turkey, Vietnam and Saudi-Arabia by mirroring the censored contents through cloud services.

Also keep in mind that ad-blockers exist for the same reason: we wouldn’t need them without omnipresent online surveillance!

No government shall decide which websites its citizens may visit or not! No critical topic shall be banned from the critical minds eye! Stop and fight internet censorship wherever possible!

But why not start your own journey on the internet finally? AETHYX MEDIAE as an Independent publishing house realises indie web projects by giving you the opportunity to self-publishing since January 2010 already.

Prices start at 50€ for your own personal CMS (Content Management System) hosted on the server of your choice!

Besides, our cloud services use the free and Open-Source solution Owncloud hosted on secure servers in Europe. Prices start as low as 1€/GB per month!

Contact us directly via Email, info@aethyx.eu, and with our help you switch from a passive consumer to an active creator in no time!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Yours sincerely,
the aethyx staff


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As of today it is possible to participate in a useful project called the

Declaration of Internet Freedom.

Here is the text version of it:

We stand for a free and open Internet.

We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy and the establishment of five basic principles:

Expression: Don’t censor the Internet.

Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.

Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.

Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users’ actions.

Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.

To discuss and support visit http://techdirt.com/netdeclaration. You will find all the necessary information there.

Also, we made a short post about this important topic over at gizmeo.com, our gadget-blog: http://gizmeo.com/die-internet-freiheits-erklaerung/.

Finally, what is your opinion? Let us know what you think with a comment!

Stay free,
the aethyx staff


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Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

Happy Guy Fawkes Month! 🙂

All the best,
aethyx staff


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