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
"Adversarial Interoperability" is an important idea with a terrible name. Help us find a better one!
A friendly reminder that the @peertube campaign is still running until complete.
If you want:
- better overall UX and global search
- better moderation tools
- plug-ins, playlists
- live streaming
please consider donating to the campaign. Each contribution matters, even the smallest ones.
Thanks for helping making the internet a better place!
There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it: https://saveinternetfreedom.tech
EXPOSED! Selling England by the pound, Cummings, Palantir and the NHS
How CERN Made High Quality Electronics In The 1970s
We’re suckers for some retro electronics here at Hackaday, so we were fascinated when Daniel Valuch wrote to us with some pictures of his findings in his CERN lab’s archive. He works on Linear Accelera… https://hackaday.com/2020/06/12/how-cern-made-high-quality-electronics-in-the-1970s/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1271524259068882949
Wow, you can have a _complete_ set of digital computing devices for less than $500 USD with @PINE64 stuff.
* PineBook Pro: 199.99
* PineTab+keyboard: 119.98 (pre-order)
* PinePhone: 149.99 (uBPorts ed.)
* PineTime: 24.99 (dev kit)
= Total: $494.95 USD
They're all designed with FOSS in mind and schematics are provided. That's awesome.
Have you talked to your friends and family about their #vídeo doorbells?
Have a productive conversation with the people you care about. Let them know that #Amazon Ring Doorbells (and similar) are used:
- for warrant-less #surveillance of everyday people and #protestors
- to #discriminate against visitors strictly by their appearance
- to transmit information to centralized servers without consent by passers-by
- to foster privilege over #privacy
After IBM stops offering their facial recognition SW for mass surveillance, now Amazon bans police use of their facial recognition tech. Time to ban facial recognition in public spaces! That's what I call for in my draft opinion on AI use by the police. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52989128
External Battery Mod for Action Camera Does It Non-destructively
[Facelesstech] owns an SJCAM SJ4000 action camera, but the internal battery was no longer functional. Not wishing to buy a replacement and unwilling to hook up an ungainly USB cable to fee… https://hackaday.com/2020/06/09/external-battery-mod-for-action-camera-does-it-non-destructively/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1270497474915061768
Day 44 of the #100DaysToOffload series:
A recent article from 9to5mac suggested that Apple should buy DuckDuckGo to compete with Google. Please, tell me no one is seriously considering this hair-brained idea.
For anyone in the UK, the Government has just given Palantir, a surveillance company that I passionately dislike, access to sensitive medical records of Covid-19 patients for £1.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.
EXPOSED! Digital Totalitarianism The PRC's Social Credit System
...but the slippery slope of content moderation all too often disproportionately impacts already vulnerable communities. Learn more about our work on corporate speech controls https://www.eff.org/issues/corporate-speech-controls
Sparklines For Your ESP32 Projects
On a typical microcontroller project we may only have access to a relatively tiny screen. Information display can be a challenge, but it’s one that may be made easier by [0xPIT]’s ESParklines library for Espressif proc… https://hackaday.com/2020/06/06/sparklines-for-your-esp32-projects/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1269229067569639424
Lattice Semiconductor Targets Bitstream Reverse Engineering In Latest Propel SDK License
The topic of reverse engineering is highly contentious at best when it comes to software and hardware development. Ever since the configuration protocol (bitstream)… https://hackaday.com/2020/06/05/lattice-semiconductor-targets-bitstream-reverse-engineering-in-latest-propel-sdk-license/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1269002610876583939
We believe that protesting is a human right, and that right should not be met with adversarial surveillance. When people are treated as criminals for voicing their opinions, this creates a systemic stifling of rights. And this stifling of rights often culminates in an over-reaching invasion of #privacy.
Simply Because someone attends, or knows someone that attends a public demonstration, they should not be targeted via video, photo, or cellular by authorities.
Messaging App #Signal Is Working on Encrypted Group Video Calls
New leaflets available to explain how Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) works.
They are available in in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish:
You can print them out, to distribute them where ever you believe fits.
Thanks to @dileodile for making it, and thanks to @anhdres for the illustrations.
(Tails protects you against surveillance, censorship, advertising, and viruses with a full digital security toolbox to allow secret communication)
After showcasing our roadmap for PeerTube V3, we are happy to announce that version 2.2 is out. Let's look around and see what it brings us: https://joinpeertube.org/en_US/news#release-2-2-0
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