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I'm happy to announce that on Monday I'm starting to work as a Software Engineer at Capsule Social. A newly-found company that aims to build decentralised discourse using IPFS!

capsule.social

Decided to add the EU flag 🇪🇺 on my profiles. I feel European as much as I feel Greek.

You know you are starting to mature as a software engineer when your activity on Github is not 100% commits.

This is a comparison of my activity in 2020 vs 2021.

What should really be worrying you (and policymakers, if only they carried the gene that expresses the ability to have a clue) is that we are effectively limited in choice to two trillion-dollar US corporations for the everyday technology that has unfiltered access to our most intimate and personal thoughts, the power to mediate our reality, determine what we can and cannot say, bound our agency, and redefine the boundaries of personhood itself in the digital network age. Who needs an army, eh?

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I wrote about the difference between Apple and Google’s business models over six years ago. I stand by my analysis. (ar.al/notes/apple-vs-google-on)

Over the years, I’ve told countless people to prefer Apple over Google as a mainstream stopgap. (Actual alternatives must be free/open and decentralised: ar.al/2020/01/01/in-2020-and-b)

If Apple goes ahead with its latest plans, all that becomes irrelevant. If they do this, an iPhone will be inherently as unsafe as any Google phone. (ar.al/2021/08/08/apple-is-tryi)

If you have a @github account, you can join me in co-signing the first letter uniting security & privacy experts, researchers, professors, policy advocates, and consumers against @Apple's planned moves against all of our privacy.

t.co/QIb1TwJE0C

Just signed! As an Apple consumer myself, I'm deeply concerned about this new content-scanning technology, which actually serves as a backdoor for my data.

If you are also concerned about that --> SIGN!

appleprivacyletter.com/

A fair chunk of the Internet just went offline because Akamai's Edge DNS went down

Don't we just love a resilient network

downdetector.com/archive

I'm happy to announce that on Monday I'm starting to work as a Software Engineer at Capsule Social. A newly-found company that aims to build decentralised discourse using IPFS!

capsule.social

I was just exploring IPFS and suddenly I found myself with a .eth domain, exploring dapps while using the Brave browser.

OK, I’m down the rabbit hole. 😅

OK, so it was THAT easy to share my site on IPFS... 😅 Blog post possibly incoming in a few days. In the meantime, check my IPFS-published blog here :)

chrispanag.eth.link (or just chrispanag.eth if you are feeling Brave)

Write Freely is a Fediverse alternative to Medium.

It's a free open blogging platform that lets you write long articles on the Fediverse, which can be interacted with from Mastodon etc.

You can find an instance to join at writefreely.org/instances

Alternatively, you can set up an instance yourself either directly (instructions here: writefreely.org/start) or through a managed hosting service (for example writefreely.host).

#FediTips #Fediverse #WriteFreely #Blogging #Blogs #Blog

I'm doing a bit of housekeeping on my open-source code today, bumping dependencies, fixing security issues etc.

On the occasion, I welcome you to check out the memoized-node-fetch npm package I created a few months ago!

chrispanag.com/posts/improve-s

I need a job in Europe. Science.
Can someone help me?

EU + encryption + privacy 

26 people already signed a petition at the European Parliament against the adoption of an EU Council's resolution to weaken encrypted communications. This is the Council's proposal:
data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/d

Residents in EU member states are invited to support the petition here:
europarl.europa.eu/petitions/e

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