''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
"Your private statuses are delivered to all instances where you have followers."
As they are unencrypted, this makes it more or less not possible to post privatly. Unless you know that non of the other instances someone follows you from is hosted by an bad actor. But you won't know.
This is something that we must improofe.
#hubzilla and I think also #friendica have added encryption that works with RSA 4096-bit keys.
I'm not so shure how that works in practise. (thought it still doesn't prevent bad admin from seeing it) Reason I'm mentioning it is to show that we could have some sort of encryption also within the fediverse.
(not sayn we shall become some sort of secure darknet, but that we can improofe countering mass surveilience)
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.
Developers, we can clean the Web of Google surveillance one site and one service at a time. What do you say?
Politique MTL QC, laïcité
La mairesse enlève le crucifix de la mairie? Et hop! Une volée d'islamophobie sur la nouvelle.
1: si elle a laissé le droit de porter le voile au femmes musulmanes, c'est que la religion est quelque chose de personnel et non une affaire d'état;
2: ça s'appelle la laïcité de l'état;
3: Féminisme n'est pas islamisme;
4: le Québec ne s'est pas libéré de l'église catho pour rien, la peur que l'Islam la remplace est infondée, comme toutes les peurs d'extrême droite.
Hear ye, hear ye, fediverse!
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
ukpol, Brexit, petition to revoke A50
It's a simple proposition: revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.
Created tonight, it's currently at 196,000 signatures.
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.
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.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!