The team behind #SecureDrop (open source whistleblower platform originally created by Aaron Swartz) has been investigating the use of #QubesOS for building an integrated workstation for journalists using SecureDrop.
Folks interested in newsroom security, or the use of virtualization to mitigate digital security risks may want to check it out. Thoughts on this approach appreciated:
Amazing story of local, decentralized resilience in Gaza in the face of Israeli blockades using free/libre medical hardware. Literally saving lives by 3D printing stethoscopes, tourniquets, and gears for xray machines, using solar power and plastic recycling. Pretty incredible.
An interview with the founder Tarek Loubani.
Want to search without being spied upon? Get results without paying with your data and life? Want to escape the "filter bubble" and say #FuckOffGoogle?
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Domain fronting is critical to the open web https://blog.torproject.org/domain-fronting-critical-open-web
Tor is an open network, and all Tor relay IPs are public, which makes it simple for repressive governments to block them all.
Meek is a domain fronting pluggable transport that censored users rely on to bypass these blocks. Since Amazon and Google have blocked domain fronting, only Microsoft's Azure cloud still works, but Tor hears Microsoft might block it next.
''Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate''
It can operate over wifi and bluetooth, even during an internet blackout, encypts, @torproject integreated, has private chats, forums, blogs and more to come like crisis mapping and collaborative document editing
''Briar 1.0 release candidate'' is out
get it on @fdroidorg
forget about #telegram
Before I have brought up my dislike of finding FOSS projects using Slack as a primary communication channel. I also want to express disdain for projects using Discord as well. But I would like to go one step further.
No FOSS project should make a proprietary service a primary communication channel, ever. It excludes those who do not want to risk their privacy being exposed, excludes those to do not user proprietary software, and does not fit with the principles of something like Mastodon.
Mike, @torproject, on Google and ReCaptcha:
"This is a company that is basically the primary/only gateway to much of the Internet, and it has decided that certain IP addresses *do not deserve access to that Internet*. Full stop. This is not a problem that gets solved by having our devs talk to their devs to "nerd harder". This should be a PR bloodbath.. We should have made it one months ago."
Oh, and is there a way we could stop hyping #SpaceX on here? Privatised space flight is just history repeating, just a new final frontier for capitalism. SpaceX launches spy satellites for the US government and is not your friend. No matter how beautiful their reentries look, SpaceX is evil. And in the future, they will harvest meteorites and you absolutely won't get your fair share. Stop faving the tyrant of tomorrow!
The last 10 years of development in computers were a mistake. Maybe longer.
Instead of making computers Do More, or making them Feel Faster, we've chased benchmarks, made them more reliant on remote servers, and made them less generally useful. We brought back the digital serfdom of the mainframe.
Also we have to get rid of any messenger that requires your mobile phone number as your unique identifier, even much-lauded #Signal. It locks you inside the conventional, easy-to-track phone infrastructure. Try #Conversations instead, on a WiFi-only device. It uses the decentralized XMPP and works like a charm.
Google And Amazon File Creepy Patents That Can Further “Sniff” Your Conversations
"Google’s patent outlines how audio and visual signals can be utilized to analyze a user’s mood or medical condition. This could be done by analyzing the voice volume, breathing pattern or actions like sneezing, coughing, or crying."
Not creepy at all!
"In perhaps the creepiest example, Facebook applied for (and received, last year) a patent for a tool called Techniques, for emotion detection and content delivery. It would use the camera in your phone to take pictures of you as you scroll through content. Facebook would then use facial analysis to measure how much you did or did not like the content in question, so as to determine what kind of stuff to send your way."