Wishful thinking (thread)
So I've been thinking about my ideal version of a social network...
1. It should be built on encrypted chat systems. So all DMs should be E2E encrypted. Public messages should be signed (to prevent spoofing) but not encrypted. Importantly, it should be a federated system, like Mastodon or email. This is definitely possible since Signal (TextSecure, at the time) used to federate with WhisperPush by CyanogenMod.
Here's something I've been thinking about for a while.
If an ultra secure messaging system were to be subverted by the developer(s) compromising the app by adding a silent/invisible extra party to all conversations (i.e. all 1-on-1 chats become, in effect, group chats), would there be any way to know? That is, this silent/invisible extra party would get all messages and replies for anyone the developers wanted to spy on (if, for example, they were served with a warrant or any other reason).
This is why I don't trust Netflix. Nor most of Silicon Valley.
What the actual fuck. How is one of the most, in theory, secure organisations in the world have this problem?
Funny cartoon. But when I first read it, I thought that Victoria was going to shit out Tasmania after the second frame. Then I immediately remembered that that was impossible. #MelbourneSucks
Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown - POLITICO - https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/27/trump-officials-weigh-encryption-crackdown-1385306
Horny cicadas. Yep. Horny cicadas.
I just watched this documentary.
It was rather compelling. I can't say that I'm 100% convinced, but I can highly recommend watching it. I was quite tired and it kept my attention the whole way through.
The right may shift - and very quickly - from outright climate denial to complete ecofascism in a radical 180deg move.
Exposing the sinister lies at the heart of Big Kelpie [tm].
@AnarchoNinaWrites On the inevitable direction that US detention policy is heading.
Big round of applause for the town of Ostritz in Germany for being awesome, but also hilarious.
Potential for ethnic cleansing in the US
Interesting article by @AnarchoNinaWrites positing that even though the ICE raids were "delayed," the situation is bound to get worse. The US - and by extension, the rest of the western world - is heading towards an awful place while the public is desensitised and apathetic.
Violence against women
A British MP assaults a woman.
Whatever you think of Assange as a person, he clearly doesn't belong in gaol. Also, has contributed much to public knowledge over the years.
Check out the animations in this story. Chennai's in some deep shit, but that's not the take away. The take away is that this will be happening closer to you with increasing frequency as time goes on.
Does anyone here know what the best way to reach a wide audience would be?
I poured some intense creativity and effort into creating a beautiful ProductHunt app (called Makers) for a ProductHunt competition and would love some visibility on it. The competition is currently open to vote on, so if you have a second to spare, please upvote Makers through this link: https://www.producthunt.com/makers-festival/product-hunt-api-2-0/voting
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!