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In a world where technology can mean the difference between life and death, can we afford the restrictions proprietary software places on progress? Watch and share "Rewind," our latest video promoting #UserFreedom:

πŸ“± Time to update: Tor Browser 10.0.3 for Android is out now.

We began working on this project in April with the goal of rebuilding the Tor Browser for Android on Mozilla's new Android Firefox Browser, Fenix. We have successfully achieved this goal:


Two incredible scientists and their universe expanding work! ❀️πŸ’ͺ#WomenInSTEM

On authors who were publishing information technology panopticon concerns in the 1980s, or earlier

A quickie dump.

Paul Baran / RAND

"On the Engineer's Responsibility in Protecting Privacy"
"On the Future Computer Era: Modification of the American Character and the Role of the Engineer, or, A Little Caution in the Haste to Number"
"The Coming Computer Utility -- Laissez-Faire, Licensing, or Regulation?"
"Remarks on the Question of Privacy Raised by the Automation of Mental Health Records"
"Some Caveats on the Contribution of Technology to Law Enforcement"

Largely written/published 1967--1969.

Willis Ware / RAND

Too numerous to list fully, 1960s --1990s. Highlights:

"Security and Privacy in Computer Systems" (1967)
"Computers in Society's Future" (1971)
"Records, Computers and the Rights of Citizens" (1973
"Privacy and Security Issues in Information Systems" (1976)
"Information Systems, Security, and Privacy" (1983)
"The new faces of privacy" (1993)


Shoshana Zuboff, In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power (1988) Notably reviewed in the Whole Earth Catalog's Signal: Communication Tools for the Information Age (1988).

"Danger to Civil Rights?", 80 Microcomputing (1982) (

"Computer-Based National Information Systems: Technology and Public Policy", NTIS (September 1981)

"23 to Study Computer β€˜Threat’" (1970)

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

"Privacy and Information Technology" bibliography is largely 1990--present, but contains some earlier references.

Similarly "Privacy"

Credit Reporting / Legislation

US Privacy Act of 1974

Invasion of Privacy Act 1971 - Queensland Government, Australia

Arthur R. Miller, The assault on privacy: computers, data banks, and dossiers

"The Computer, the Consumer and Privacy" (1984)

Richard Boeth / Newsweek

The specific item I'd had in mind:

Richard Boeth, "Is Privacy Dead", Newsweek, July 27, 1970

Direct PDF:

Based on an HN comment:

#privacy #surveillance #panopticon #PaulBaran #WillisWare #RAND #ShoshanaZuboff #RichardBoeth #CreditReporting

Curious where the $16.50 on my self-published comic goes? I drew this to explain so you get an idea about the costs. #transparency (By the way, 955 books sold! πŸŽ‰ thank-you-thank-you-thank-you!)

Be kind, don't make fedizens use Youtube, it's as easy as using a redirect service for Invidious services.


If you're wondering lives on, with a list of publicly run instances.

Please use INVIDIOUS or similar links instead of Youtube, we can all do our part;)

#invidious #fuckyoutube #gafam #decentralization #antimonopoly #fediverse #mastodon

Select instance - Invidious

Big announcement time πŸŽ‰

This #keyoxide project started as a "labor of love" side project but the awesome community response clearly showed me it deserved even more attention and care.

I'm excited to announce that NLnet / @NGIZero will be funding the project, allowing me to dedicate my full time to it and contribute in my own way to our collective struggle for online identity and security.

I thank all of you for your motivating feedback. Now, we can really begin 😎

In this panel discussion during Nextcloud Conference 2020
@fkarlitschek & @jancborchardt discussed the future of Nextcloud, answered your curious questions but also made you laugh! πŸ₯°

If you missed it, all talks are now live - go and check them all!

777 Books sold since the release two weeks ago! Thank you! πŸŽ‰ I hope you'll get the geek joke.( I'm not worrying a lot on Mastodon πŸ˜‡ ). My 'Special Launch Offer' sale ends on Saturday 31, in three days. Will it reach 1000? That would be amazing. Last chance to get them while they're cheap!

Who inspires you in the world of free software? Let the world know: nominate them for a Free Software Award by November 11th!

Is there any way to install add-ons/extensions like Origin or in Ungoogled ?

Or is there a decent tracker list like DDG's I can import into the JS blocking settings in some way? In want to harden Ungoogled Chromium as my backup browser.

Been stuck to my desk this past week but it's been worth it, and I'm edging closer to releasing my Digital Privacy Essentials course.

I now have a fresh install of LMS running on my server, and will be spending the next few days customising the theme and tweaking other settings.

I'll then wrap up the final unit of the course, test and upload, adding various activities and resources in the LMS, before announcing the full release.

The FSF's High Priority Projects committee is preparing its next round of updates to the High Priority Projects list, and we need your input! Help us identify areas of strategic importance for free software development.

Here are a few links which are Peertube related. (Feel free to add more).

official account:
(building a directory of peertubers)
(search engine for peertube)
(curated Peertube with good quality selection of videos)
(public domain videos)

#Peertube #Fediverse #Discover

πŸ€” What's best for a new desktop computer with GNU/Linux nowadays? I'm looking for performances (CG arts/Krita), only Free/Libre drivers and around 1K€... Hard to find trusty infos... If you have advice/recommendations, pls lmk.πŸ‘

"If The World Was Created By A Programmer"

The last panel had me in tears πŸ˜‚


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