Source protection is more than just setting up a secure leaks/whistleblowing platform. These are awesome and getting better and more usable, but they don't actually solve the problem. In fact, if you haven't figured out your workflows and policies to protect a source while working with their material, then you're just inviting trouble for which you aren't prepared. https://drew3000.net/journalists-and-source-protection/
Not to mention the shift to pushing more of them out online. Who buys shoes online? How do you know they're going to fit, be the right width as well as length, have good support, etc? Madness.
"Being a dissident is hard enough... anonymized communication is a godsend."
You can help us keep Tor strong for activists in 2019 by making a donation.
"Open source is the unpaid internship of tech." A nice year-end rant on organisational debt and Rust. https://t.co/PkgCqsM8cr
If you're in UK and in a comfortable situation here, consider reaching out to the Kent Refugee Action Network to see how you can lend direct support to migrants crossing the Channel to land in Dover. It is a crisis, but not for the UK, just for the people who needed to make that journey. https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/dec/29/church-of-england-urges-compassion-for-channel-migrants
essay about software
this essay is probably the one i'm most proud of from this year: "Regarding why software is so bad"
> Only together can we seize the craft from the industry. Only together can we demand and develop the high ethical standards that public infrastructure requires. We are not scabs or mercenaries. We are craftspeople, and we will do our craft justice.
A number of years ago (2008 or '09(?) either at Blackhat or CCC) there was a really interesting (and I mean frightening) presentation on overclocked stock trading servers that are stripped of everything including a number of common security settings in the name of eliminating latency. The video of it seems to have dropped off the internet, but I think about it every now and again. If anyone recognises this vague description and has a link, please share it. Wonder how much remains relevant.
Another year I'm not at CCC. :-/
Happy #35C3 attending all you lucky, maniacal beauties. Share the best docs, vids and repos.
#BirdBox, the Sandra Bullock post-apocalyptic film on Netflix. People en masse commit suidice when they see some sort of weird, undefined terror. Doesnt' effect the blind, of course, but also not the insane, who are somehow fine or better at accepting whatever horrible thing it is, and just want everyone else to see it as well.
Another film in which I end up rooting for the baddies. Obviously the mentally unstable are just the next evolution in things and wanting to bring more people along.
Do you want to contribute to the next major version of OnionShare? Try out OnionShare 2.0.dev2, report bugs, and help translate it into your language https://micahflee.com/2018/12/do-you-want-to-contribute-to-the-next-major-version-of-onionshare/
Technologist for the humans and misanthrope for the machines.
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