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My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

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Despite our plans for a gradual transition, FSF staff and GNU volunteers are no longer in control of the #fsf and #gnu channels on the Freenode network. Please find us at instead.

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📣 NEW: TODAY's essential reading on #onlinesafetybill authored by our very own Heather Burns and Sahdya Darr.

Read this blog if you want to know how an increasingly authoritarian Government is planning to silence conversations they don’t want you to hear. Legal migration is at the top of their list.

@session Are Session display names anonymous, i.e. no one outside of the session/conversation/group can see it?

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I taught an art class in April and the most important thing I told the class was:

If you think your drawing "has to" be "good" in order for you to be "allowed" to draw, if you're afraid of making bad drawings, you're never gonna finish a drawing and never get good.

Give yourself permission to draw without worrying about quality. Don't even ask "is this good", ask: Am I enjoying it? Am I learning from it? Am I finishing things?

It applies to writing, music, game design, etc. as well

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Anyone here use ? I'd be interested to know your thoughts. I have a spare laptop and feel like trying it out. I love the idea of compartmentalisation and for maximum and , just don't know yet if I'd want to use it on a daily basis, and how it compares to just spinning up multiple VMs in .

How safe is to use an internal without an enclosure? For context: this would be indoors, connected 24/7 via SATA-to-USB as extended storage for a . Maybe there's a lifehack for a homemade enclosure?

What's your preferred mobile app for , and why?

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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

I've taken the plunge and decided to make my full-time , for as well as writing. I was always happy with but I've had enough of the painful performance I get from running it alongside other necessary apps. Let me know your Vim plugin recommendations for development with mostly , Less and .

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Today, the Grand Chamber of the @ECHR_CEDH, Europe’s highest human rights court, confirms UK surveillance regime was unlawful.

In 2013, after @Snowden's revelations, we brought the UK government to court together with many other NGOs.

More on the judgment soon...

Been busy revisiting some writing recently. I have a post coming very soon which will guide beginners from start to finish setting up their own mixnode. I'll then be writing a guide on fundamentals for beginners.

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The European Court of Human Rights' judgment on the 10 Human Rights Organisations case is due on 25 May. We sat down with whistleblower last year to discuss what this case means for surveillance not only in the UK, but around the world. 🧵/1


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what in the crap

"Fox is making a blockchain animated series with Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon to sell you NFTs"

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