Tails, a live operating system relying on Tor that helps you to use the internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer, turns 10 today.
Happy birthday, Tails 🎂
The myth of “keeping up”
From 2006, but if anything even more relevant now. https://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/04/the_myth_of_kee.html
The brother who took me in when I came out 15 years ago and the only one in my family to ever take me to a Pride March is about to move abroad, 6000 miles away. I'm very happy for him, who had his wish to come true, but I am altogether heartbroken; it will be a long while before we will be able see each other again.
Yay! 🎉 We've developed an encrypted calendar in less than 2 months. 😃😍You can already check out the beta:
I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.
This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.
I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.
Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.
Google Gmail purchase history can’t be deleted
I’m guessing they didn’t start doing this until after 2013, which is when I migrated my old Gmail stuff over to FastMail then nuked the former. Now I’m even more glad that I did so, and turned off as much tracking as I can. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/05/google-gmail-purchase-history-cant-be-deleted.html
"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"
This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.
Hey so, I'm putting together a transmasc resource site (to include compilation of folks' self-reported experiences with transitioning, legal info stuff by state, a community/media side of things, and eventually hopefully community submissions).
I'm really interested in transmasc folks sharing what sorts of info they'd like to have covered, whether that's personal experiences they want represented or questions they'd like answered.
Pls send me yr thoughts, and boost this if yr comfy with it.
How to speak Silicon Valley: decoding tech bros from microdosing to privacy
Funny and depressing at the same time. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/26/how-to-speak-silicon-valley-decoding-tech-bros-from-microdosing-to-privacy
#FreeOlaBini Ola is finally free!
Now: next steps of properly defending him against these non-existent charges... <3
"Software below the poverty line" by André Staltz https://staltz.com/software-below-the-poverty-line.html
This is a pretty eye-opening and damning piece. There's so much money sloshing around in our industry, but not a lot of it is going to our open-source commons.
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