Free software is political, and we're not here to obfuscate this.

We stand in solidarity with Black people around the world. No justice, no peace.

If you need tools to obfuscate your online communication, Tails might be a tool to help you with that.
Learn more about it here:

Tails report for May, 2020:

How many of you employed by a company active in the field of collecting, cataloguing and searching personal data have read IBM and the Holocaust?

Just finished my first session with a Fomu, an FPGA inside a USB port. Writing a C program, executing it on a RISC-V softcore, debugging it with gdb. Rewarding!

I think there's another argument for federated services besides the control over data being closer to the user -- funding. Distributing the cost should improve resource sustainability without risking to turn it all into a hunt for profit at the cost of the users.

When re-encrypting my pass(1) store, expired and revoked subkeys are listed together with my only valid subkey. I should figure out if the password files are actually being encrypted in all the keys since that would be bad indeed.

Rolling subkeys is problematic enough for email. Password stores can be shared, making other people suffer from my rolling of subkeys too.

Did anyone add support for age ("a simple, modern and secure file encryption tool") to pass ("the standard unix password manager") yet?

DoHoT: making practical use of DNS over HTTPS over Tor

By Alec Muffett.

Yesterday Philipp Winter gave a presentation on how you can circumvent internet censorship using @torproject !

Watch the live-stream here:

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Amazing! PS2 can finally boot arbitrary code thanks to a vuln in the DVD Video player:

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:

We're happy to be here! #introductions

In Vice's "Surveillance Pandemic," Edward Snowden, Naomi Klein , Jacinta González and Edward Ongweso Jr discuss the use of surveillance technology to neutralize the Black Lives Matter uprising.

One of the more compelling moments in the discussion came when Snowden talked about the complicity tech workers have in the use of their creations to surveil human rights activists in order to perpetuate systemic racism and violence.


COVID-19 contact tracing 

On contact tracing technology in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, by .

Sweden, donations and FOSS 

People of #Sweden, are there any restrictions on collecting donations as an #foss developer? Something similar to what is described in this thread about Finland?

> So this means that if you see a donation/sponsorship button on a software project where the money goes to a Finnish person, it is illegal (unless they have obtained a permit, which is highly unlikely).

I had assumed that it would fall under "hobby" / "bisyssla". Hope it is so.

Apple Safari will start blocking Google Analytics from cross-site tracking. Site owners now fear that Google Analytics stats may become less accurate.

Here are reasons why you should consider removing Google Analytics

My latest on the TheStartup

US wants to make Math not work when it's inconvenient for law enforcement:

Fun bit:
> The terms "device manufacturer," "operating system provider," and "provider of remote computing service," apply only to firms with unit sales over one million annually or one million customers/subscribers.

So would have been able to avoid it if it was a federated network of independent service providers.

Unrelated: I seem to have misplaced my smallest open-source violin.

I'm on Debian and I want to set the (static and transient) hostname, permanently, as early as possible during boot, but after mounting of file systems has been done. Recommendations?

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