Finaly, our Zim tools are going to make it to @firstname.lastname@example.org! https://ftp-master.debian.org/new/zim-tools_1.2.1-1.html
w00t! It took more than 20 months of work, sweat and tears, but more than 6,000,000 @email@example.com articles are now entirely available offline!
Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.
It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
We're happy to be here! #introductions
Latest #MediaWiki security release is in #Debian unstable now: https://tracker.debian.org/news/1155620/accepted-mediawiki-11318-1-source-into-unstable/
We're not planning to issue a security update for this given that it's not exploitable using the set of extensions available in Debian. It'll get bundled with the next one...
Learning #Rust, week 2: https://blog.legoktm.com/2020/06/14/learning-rust-week-2.html
I wrote two command-line tools, and got more familiar with the fantastic Rust tooling.
Took me a while, but libkiwix9 is now waiting in Debian's NEW queue: https://ftp-master.debian.org/new/libkiwix_9.2.2+dfsg-1.html
Also, hopefully going to have another cool announcement in the future, still waiting on a PR to be merged :)
Learning Rust, week 1: https://blog.legoktm.com/2020/06/06/learning-rust-week-1.html
I'm trying to learn Rust this summer. I've found I learn languages the best by just trying to do something in it, figuring out the building blocks as I go along. So I plan on writing/porting different projects to Rust.
2020: when you get told to stay at home and to evacuate at the same time.
"Update: San Jose Fire Crews will be working through the night, with the assistance of Cal Fire and San Jose Police, as well as Mutual Aid Fire Resources in containing the fire. Fire is 20% contained and 80 acres involved."
"Update: Evacuation orders have been lifted for those impacted by #ColleenFire."
My guide on safely redacting photos with sensitive info on them on the go, fresh off the press. Boosts welcome and appreciated. https://freedom.press/training/redacting-photos-on-the-go/
We're not talking about licensing or copyleft in this week's chat, we'll be discussing ways to dismantle systemic racism in free software this week. Please join us, https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2020/mar/12/virtualchat/
🎉 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5 is out now.
This Tor Browser release is focused on helping you understand and use onion services.
Earlier today, the 600,000th commit was pushed to Wikimedia's Code Review server.
Time to reflect on our community of developers, be they Wikimedia staff, third-party workers, or volunteers!
If you really want to know WTF is going on with Trump's social media order, read Eric Goldman's thorough post: https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2020/05/trumps-preventing-online-censorship-executive-order-is-pro-censorship-political-theater.htm
We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
Today, the pre-Tor onion routing paper, "Anonymous Connections and Onion Routing" by Paul Syverson, David Goldschlag, and Michael Reed from IEEE S&P 1997, received the Test of Time Award by the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Congratulations! 🥳
New bugfix release for my Skip Mobile Wikipedia addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/skip-mobile-wikipedia/
It's fully compatible with Firefox for Android if you always want to use the desktop Wikipedia view on your phone. Despite the name, it supports all Wikimedia wikis.
Today's release, 0.2.1, fixes wikidata.org support.
Free software / free knowledge / free society: MediaWiki & friends. Wannabe journalist.
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