I used to think the #echochamber within the US is bad enough, but compared to the gulf between what people within the #greatfirewallofchina (and those outside who read their news) think and the rest of the world, that's nothing.
It's rather worrying that we (humanity) go out of our way to create the post-modernist "truth is relative" outcome everyone claim to denounce. And that some Western leaders clearly want to ape the worst parts of information-starved autocracies, which will make it worse
It’s sad watching Google kill itself this way. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/google-doesn-t-want-employees-debating-politics-at-work-anymore
Canada's election watchdog: ads saying climate change is real may break law - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/20/canadas-election-watchdog-a.html #climatecrisis is not a matter of opinion; @ElectionsCan_E are irresponsible idiots
"Privacy Basics" will be our first downloadable guide.
This can be because of perceived complexity or not having a perception of the depth by which people are #tracked. Sometimes, this is summed up as "There is nothing I can do" or "It doesn't matter", but there is and it does.
We believe that, over time, we can course-correct our ways when we act together.
Apps that give #location tracking and audio\video feedback can be taken advantage of to harm your children.
Teaching kids about online and in-person safety would make them more independent and safe than this.
These systems are also used for spying on significant others by proxy, especially in situations with mental and physical abuse.
I have some INCREDIBLY exciting news. I’m going to be working full time on free software!
Specifically, I have been awarded an EU grant to work on https://spectrum-os.org, a security-through-compartmentalization-based operating system in the style of Qubes, powered and managed by Nix.
Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat @Sci_Hub - https://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-efforts-are-unlikely-to-beat-sci-hub/ why would any sane person want to "beat" a service to humanity?
Congrats to the FastMail folks for helping modernize and secure email comms for the 21st century.
We’re making email more modern with JMAP
The specifications for JMAP Email have been published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), marking a big victory for email tools now and in the future.
Our new blog is officially here. Come read about why we left Medium and how we built a crazy fast, privacy-respecting blog just for you.
Wirecutter (which I have loved for years) just updated their "The Best VPN Service" article (spoiler: they recommend TunnelBear)
Could WordPress + Tumblr create an alternative to Facebook?
Wishing Automattic the best of luck, the world need more alternatives