"We believe that freedom is essential to security and privacy and any solution that aims to secure your privacy must also protect your freedom" https://puri.sm/posts/apple-is-right-about-privacy-but-wrong-about-freedom/ #freedom #privacy #security #FreeSoftware
Keybase confirmed that it will soon support Mastodon. For those not familiar with Keybase, Keybase is a key directory that maps social media identities to encryption keys (including, but not limited to PGP keys) in a publicly auditable manner. Use Keybase to establish ownership of your social media accounts like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, etc.
I recently registered for a 5-year Extended subscription for Standard Notes, an open source, privacy centric, end-to-end encrypted note-taking solution that emphasizes simplicity. Their Privacy Manifesto and Longevity Statement are impressive and reassuring. #privacy #security #foss #datasovereignty
If you like Mastodon, there are various ways to help the project that don't involve any money. For example, you can help us spread the message of Mastodon on other platforms where you still have accounts. On Twitter, our outreach account is MastodonProject. On Facebook and Instagram, our outreach account is joinmastodon.
Significant announcement today from Open Whisper Systems on the birdsite. Welcome Signal Foundation.
Mozilla have announced "Project Things", "with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability" https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/02/06/announcing-project-things-open-framework-connecting-devices-web/ #IoT
In keeping with the current trend of #introductions on Mastodon, I would like to offer mine.
I am an attorney and very interested in keeping current on #technology related matters, including, but not limited to, #digital #privacy and #security, communication #apps, #Android, #iOS, organizations that champion and support #dataprivacy and #datasecurity, #law and #appellatecourt opinions concerning #4thAmendment rights of citizens, #foss and #floss software, and English #grammar and #usage.
Demand Progress statement on FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act delay
Wire is moving towards being self-hostable/federated https://medium.com/@wireapp/wire-server-code-now-100-open-source-the-journey-continues-88e24164309c
Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance
“The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public.”
Texting Is 25 Years Old
My favorite apps in no order of importance:
Messaging > Wire, Signal, Threema, Keybase
Email > ProtonMail, Tutanota, Outlook
Notes > Evernote, Standard Notes, OneNote
VPN > Disconnect, ProtonVPN, Tunnel Bear
Cloud > OneDrive, Box, Peerio
Social Media > Twitter, Mastodon
Browser > Brave, Firefox Focus, Microsoft Edge
Password Manager > Enpass
Dictionary > Oxford English Dictionary, Black’s 10th Law Dictionary
Amaroq is an impressive iOS app for Mastodon. Beautiful UI. Thank you @eurasierboy.
Attorney. Technology Enthusiast. Reader. Lifelong Scholar. Daily Active User on Twitter @ResearchLaw
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