''How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations''
by Glenn Greenwald, February 24 2014

opinion on (non) encrypted messaging in the fediverse 

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're a fool if you trust anything Chicago Police says about virtually anything.

They are one of the most corrupt organizations in the bottom gutter profession that is law enforcement. It is absolutely absurd they still allowed to operate in this country.

Politique MTL QC, laïcité 

Hear ye, hear ye, fediverse! :blob_rave:

With @milia we worked for a few days on a small web project and we are happy to share it with you today!

It's called Souvenir ~

The principle is simple: you can capture a few seconds of your camera and it generates a gif.
It's a mix between Polaroid and the magic photos from Harry Potter!

❖ Now let’s make souvenirs (and share them if you want 👀)


I wrote a thing about why I believe the best and most useful decentralized applications are going to be the ones that utilize multiple protocols. I imagine a world where ActivityPub, Dat, and Secure ScuttleButt are all seen as tools in a toolbox rather than as ecosystems, and what kind of amazing software we could build with them outside of the central/corporate paradigm.


"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."

- Noam Chomsky

Info needed: anyone know about The Local Frequency -- a Winnipeg-based local currency platform? Owned by Protegra, an employee-owned software company.
@emi @nev @mattcropp (Vt is practically Canada...)

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~ Edward Stanley

ukpol, Brexit, petition to revoke A50 

It’s unbelievable (and yet so believable) that my Irish car insurance provider is giving me more useful and decisive advice around Brexit than the UK government.

To celebrate International Women’s Day,
I am proud to present my partner’s Etsy boutique

She is a multidisciplinary artist, student, mom, and recently launched her boutique specializing in wall hangings.

*boosts welcome*

almost invariably the first question out of people's mouths when I talk to them about anarchism is "What about the cunning abusers/evil doers?" as if the onus is on me to solve the human condition.

There will always be bad people. We can't fix that problem, but what we can fix is the problem of some people having enough power to harm many without consequence.

Self-hosting, storage vs bandwidth 

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