I think the U.S. government's decree banning two popular social media platforms ( and ) is unconstitutional and sets an extremely pernicious precedent if allowed to stand: commerce.gov/news/press-releas

AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke (gwm@mastodon.social) will be presenting on " 'Tests' and How to Beat Them" at the 2020 Hackers on Planet Earth conference today (Friday, 31st July) beginning at 9 AM Eastern time (2 PM British Summer Time).

The presentation will be streamed here: hope.net/stream.html

In the past week, has any law enforcement agency announced any reform at all to curtail racial bias and wanton violence by its personnel?

I find Tara Reade's accusations against Joe Biden highly credible and think that the Democratic Party is in serious trouble if he is their nominee: businessinsider.com/former-nei

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

I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

Today is a good day to start proactively protecting the privacy of your communications! If you haven't yet done so, install Signal Private Messenger on your mobile phone (and desktop or laptop computer): signal.org

: is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an and on-device | github.com/guardianproject/hav

Today I used Edward Snowden et al.'s Haven app to turn my old Android phone into a securely-reporting home monitoring device. 🙂 Photo and audio captures are sent to my new phone via Signal. Haven can also create a Tor hidden service through which you can privately access its activity log. You can learn more about Haven here: guardianproject.github.io/haven/ mastodon.social/media/DiAddrCq mastodon.social/media/qIOuvBjR

I am very pleased that Chelsea Manning is no free. Here are photos I took at a support rally for Manning held in front of the U.S. embassy in The Hague on 20 March 2011: goo.gl/photos/DEeTAnDA7bkVcy4X

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