I just found out about the difficulties that #PrivacyTools is currently experiencing. It sounds like they may have to eventually shutdown their Mastodon instance (as well as PeerTube and Matrix), which is not great for their users. Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of options. Whether they're going to fire those back up under a new domain is still under discussion. I hope their users can migrate off to some other instance, and of course they're welcome here.
I've decided to move to the @fosstodon #Mastodon instance. The name came up plenty of times before, I've read good things and I recently learnt profits go to #FOSS projects - plenty of which I rely on and love. This is something I want to get behind as a FOSS advocate. I only wish #crypto donations were accepted. Hopefully the move goes as smoothly as last time.
"A planned relaxation of rules governing the use of stop-and-search without an officer needing reasonable suspicion was described by Johnson as a “loving” thing to do: “I think that giving the police the backing that they need in law to stop someone, to search them, to relieve them of a dangerous weapon, I don’t think that’s strong-arm tactics, I think that’s a kind and a loving thing to do,” he said." 🤔
Daniel Hale, one of the great American Whistleblowers, was just moments ago sentenced to four years in prison. His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by US drones are bystanders, not the intended targets.
He should have been given a medal. https://t.co/3i4IbkrfI3
It is not a secret that we are looking into the VPN world at Tor AND we are hiring software engineers for it and Tor Browser! Please pretty please share in your networks. We would love awesome devs to work with http://2gzyxa5ihm7nsggfxnu52rck2vv4rvmdlkiu3zzui5du4xyclen53wid.onion/about/jobs/software-engineer-applications-team/index.html
Nice simple infographic for an essential privacy tool. https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/infographic.html
The NSO Group is running a disinformation campaign to undermine the Pegasus Project—because of course they are—but @Amnesty just demolished it: https://t.co/O3mILbniS1
My mentions are now a pit of privacy nihilism.
Fuck privacy nihilism.
Privacy is not dead. Scared and insecure government leaders spy on the people who stand up to them precisely because privacy is not dead and its continued existence is a threat to them.
Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/18/revealed-leak-uncovers-global-abuse-of-cyber-surveillance-weapon-nso-group-pegasus #surveillance #hacking #pegasus #nso
Session doesn't rely on Tor to onion-route your messages.
We can onion-route it ourselves, on a sybil-resistant network of nearly 2000 nodes.
And soon — we will even be able to onion-route high quality voice and video calls.
Kind of old news now but I came to it a bit late after initially thinking using my #Trezor with my #Monero wallet wasn't possible. This is an inspiring read: https://blog.trezor.io/trezor-model-t-is-fully-integrated-into-the-official-monero-client-b6f9bd31e7f?gi=8e6b22016a3
#foss #privacy #crypto #decentralisation #xmr #blockchain
"A team of amazing volunteers has created a huge open-source library of over 600 free-to-use icons for healthcare projects. Amazing effort to create a public good for the world." 😍 💊 💉
Project coordinated by Daniel Burka, who is asking the community to spread the word.
Fork of Audacity without any telemetry: