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Caitlin Johnstone

Ongoing list of tips for navigating your way through the personal, cultural and international narratives we tell ourselves about what's going on in a world that is saturated with manipulation, cultural mind viruses and propaganda.

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I'm Freddy, an amateur writer covering, privacy, security and open-source development.

Most of my toots will cover these topics, and I'll try to not get too political.

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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

Over half of your libraries are used by fewer than 0.1% of your executables.

FWIW, we (pre-)released a new piece of TURN server software today:

eturnal.net

While we're on the subject of decolonising music history/teaching: the first piece of music made by manipulating tape recordings is from Africa. Halim El-Dabh wrote "Ta'abir al-Zaar" ["The Expression of Zaar"] in 1944.

You can find out more about him from his website: halimeldabh.com/

Note that he was spotted by the US government as a talented composer and recruited to a US University, so there's not a good excuse for ignoring his work, and yet he's not often discussed.

Prof. Wolff contends that the problems of racism, poverty and police brutality afflicting the US cannot be fixed without a fundamental change in how we organize our society. youtube.com/watch?v=DYvCPLEJYg

Wow the head of the Open Technology Fund just resigned over lobbying efforts to force it to fund closed-source projects vice.com/en_us/article/935k5p/

Back in 2016 @OpenTechFund@twitter.com paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by @NCCCrypto@twitter.com: an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. #SaveInternetFreedom #SaveOTF saveinternetfreedom.tech

uspol, econ 

Nike has joined the list of companies making Juneteenth a paid holiday. Good on them for actually opening their purses.

cnn.com/2020/06/11/business/ni

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, commemorates the day news of the end of the US Civil War reached the last group of slaves.

twitter.com/nickystizzy/status

Caitlin Johnstone

Ongoing list of tips for navigating your way through the personal, cultural and international narratives we tell ourselves about what's going on in a world that is saturated with manipulation, cultural mind viruses and propaganda.

threadreaderapp.com/thread/113

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I look forward to the day when we all look at "We Have a Duty To Our Shareholders" with the same raw, justified disgust as "I was just following orders."

Its just not going to happen and people should not have any illusions on this!

the longshoreman's union just announced a strike on juneteenth that will shut down every west coast port, let's goooooooooooooooooooooo

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