“It is a terrible thing
To be so open: it is as if my heart
Put on a face and walked into the world.”

If you are a jerk to my friends (or are a creep on social media), I will definitely not be providing you with free crisis comms training or unpaid consulting on getting the media to cover your startup or pro tips on your fledgling freelance business.

maybe crypto SHOULD mean cryptocurrency if you can't even secure your own site. i don't make the rules.

I wrote about Block Party, the anti-harassment web app that automatically filters out certain tweets and lets you review them later consumerreports.org/social-med

this article has outdated views on open source software, conflates open source with decentralization with lack of regulation (these are three different things), glosses over the fact that the entire fediverse is overwhelmingly leftist, and is generally misleading. theguardian.com/world/2021/mar

how to shut stalkers out of your tech: people facing domestic abuse can take these steps to lock down their devices and eliminate stalkerware
consumerreports.org/digital-se

For my surveillance story about the surveillance of China's Uyghur minority, I went on the Intercepted podcast theintercept.com/2021/02/03/in and on Talk East Turkestan youtube.com/watch?v=VUdpX7zqrK and

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.

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