Our ProtonMail Android app is now open source! Starting today, every app you use to access Proton services are open source and have passed an independent security audit. You can find all the details here. protonmail.com/blog/android-op

@polyplacophora @farlopito @fdroidorg Hi! Thank you for supporting us with a paid account. It means a lot. The process of publishing our app on F-droid has already started. We need to make a few steps before doing this. In the next couple of months it should be done. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

No matter the outcome, Christine Blasey Ford is a hero. She threw herself in front of an absolute freight train of political muscle and misogynistic vitriol in a long-shot bid to reveal Kavanaugh for what he is, putting her own health & safety on the line. Textbook heroism.

Unfortunate that WI's speaker Robin Vos and Governor Scott Walker don't take seriously the contamination of the Des Plaines watershed. Illinois legislators need to take a stand on this.

Federal law enforcement being able to use the same warrantless digital surveillance mechanisms on journalists that it uses on foreign adversaries is very concerning theintercept.com/2018/09/17/jo

While this memo appears to lack any teeth, it can't be reiterated enough that breaking encryption will not only make people less safe and less secure, but it will grant excessive power to law enforcement to violate the privacy of Americans. nytimes.com/2018/09/04/us/poli

Grab your 20-sided dice and one of our four brand-new wordlists drawn from fan-created Wikia pages for Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter, to create strong, memorable, extremely random passwords. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/drag

At 128 days without any response on my US visa application, a Department of Homeland Security IT guy emails me for private curl support... The irony is not lost on me.

Free tuition for Illinois residents with a family income under 61k! An excellent step in the right direction for my home state. news.illinois.edu/view/6367/68

The hardest part of using PGP, key management, doesn't scale well in large organizations. We solved this problem at First Look Media (where there are over 200 PGP users) with GPG Sync. We maintain a keylist, and everyone subscribes to it, so everyone has the latest public key for everyone else.

I'm excited to announce that we've submitted a draft RFC that will turn GPG Sync into an internet standard!

Check this out: tech.firstlook.media/keylist-r

We just published a Snowden document from 2006 about NSA successfully breaking the encryption and spying on VPNs run by Al Jazeera, the Iraqi military, airlines and reservation systems, and other "high potential" targets theintercept.com/2018/08/15/ns

GPG Sync 0.2 is released! It's an open source tool to make it easier for every member of an organization to have up-to-date versions of every other members' PGP public keys.

This version looks way nicer, is more stable, and now has support for Windows.


A concise and clearly written argument by @RaulACarrillo and @RohanGrey in favor of including a job guarantee in any economic plan, not just a basic income. Worth reading if you're just tuning in to this debate: inthesetimes.com/features/univ

Senate report strongly implies Russian hacking story was a public service — but whistleblower Reality Winner remains in jail (by James Risen)

I can't believe it... the 10 year cicada of music is back. @mcpb dropping another album and I'm practically giddy - looking forward to spending some quality listening time on this one. Thank you Paul! (Others: buy this album) mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/a

I'm a bit belated in expressing my personal appreciation for teachers in light of yesterday's but beyond saying that I'd like to add that if we really appreciated teachers we'd stop paying them like garbage. They deserve more money, not just platitudes.


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