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
I've just published a whitepaper called "The Risks of 'Responsible Encryption,'" critiquing recent key-escrow proposals by DAG Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray. https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2018/02/new-paper-risks-responsible-encryption
Monthly reminder: Mastodon instances aren't magical things that host themselves. They take money that has to come out of someone's pocket.
Chipping in means this all keeps working. It doesn't take much.
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.
2018: The revolution will not be centralized
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
Hoping that keybase.io will support mastodon next year.
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.”
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
Very happy to join Mastodon today.