cnpol, xinjiang, mass surveillance 

"Xinjiang really shows how privacy is a gateway right, where if you have no privacy, that’s where you see that you have no freedoms as a human being at all. You don’t have the right to practice your religion, you don’t have the right to be who you are, you don’t even have the right to think your own thoughts because your thoughts are being parsed out by these incessant visits and incessantly monitored by surveillance systems, whether they’re human or artificial, and evaluated constantly for your level of loyalty to the government."

Excellent reporting by @yaelwrites theintercept.com/2021/01/29/ch

I wrote about millions of police files detailing the suffocating surveillance of China's Uyghur minority. theintercept.com/2021/01/29/ch

Some PROFESSIONAL news: I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve accepted a deputy editor position at Consumer Reports’ Digital Lab. I’ll be leading evolution of Security Planner, reporting on privacy and security, and working on digital rights investigations as part of a fantastic team.

asking people to do free work is one thing (esp. if it's a cause near and dear to their heart or for a non-profit or something nobody makes money off of). throwing out that work because you decided to hand it off to another person to basically redo it from scratch is another thing (and not great). but then asking the people whose work you threw out to review the entirely new thing to make a case for why tons of stuff they spent a lot of time working on wasn't included is just one bridge too far.

AND TO THINK I COULD'VE BEEN DOING NOTHING THIS WHOLE TIME

My first piece for @WiredUK:
A combination of satellite tech and AI has helped uncover 1,600 Chinese vessels that might be illegally fishing in North Korean waters

wired.co.uk/article/fishing-sh

Since I mentioned security keys during this morning's panel, here's a link to something I wrote on them for Wirecutter: thewirecutter.com/reviews/best

I'll be on a panel at the virtual summit Futureproof IT tomorrow at 8AM PT with Amelie Koran of Splunk and Shrav Metha of Secureframe, moderated by journalist Rob Pegoraro. We'll be discussing security concerns surrounding remote work. futureproofit.org/

I'll be on a panel at the virtual summit Futureproof IT tomorrow at 8AM PT with Amelie Koran of Splunk and Shrav Metha of Secureframe, moderated by journalist Rob Pegoraro. We'll be discussing security concerns surrounding remote work. futureproofit.org/

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