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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here! #introductions

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An image for the history books. Probably the most powerful one I’ve seen so far. Sharing it, because the people in frame do not appear to be identifiable.

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Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".

"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".

"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".

"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".

And so on.

There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers

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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

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(compensated by optimizing a bit more: now day12 part2 runs in ~20ms)

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for today's (part 2) i peeked online for a hint for the first time. in hindsight, i should have had that idea myself. not sure how to feel about that.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

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RT @GraceOddity@twitter.com
I 🌸 took ✨
just a
💕
🌸 DNA

🌸 Test ✨
💕
turns out
✨ 🌸
i'm

100% 💕

💕
regretting giving my genetic data to a private firm

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"If you know the secret ways, you can summon and bind a powerful being who will serve you, feed you, and protect you."
"What are those secret ways, mother?"
"I will teach you," she purred, and began washing the kittens.

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Hey , you know everything you buy from Decathlon has a long-range UHF RFID tag on it, and I have a reader with 10m range?

145 unique tags scanned from a quick walk around the Milliways area.

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