If your community-based group supports free expression, security, privacy, creativity, and access to knowledge consider joining the Electronic Frontier Alliance to connect with allies across the country. https://www.eff.org/fight
That being said, there are hurdles with #Briar that make it somewhat hard to get more people using it. A big one is lack of #iOS client, which is *not easy* to fix:
Far-right extremists take over UK land sales Facebook page https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/20/far-right-extremists-take-over-uk-land-sales-facebook-page
All warrant-less surveillance that connects what you sound like, look like, like to buy or knows your history is wrong.
If you surveil others, from invasive analytics to connected doorbell cameras to building biometric software, please reconsider.
We should own our role in the world's #privacy problem.
In 2021, we want to focus on improving some of the very core features of Tails, especially for censorship circumvention.
We want to completely redesign how to start Tor and configure Tor bridges.
This will make it easier for people in countries where accessing Tor is blocked to circumvent censorship. According to data from the Tor project, the top 5 countries by users of Tor bridges are Russia, Iran, the US, Belarus, and China.
More of Tails plans for 2021 here:
Activity on the http://matrix.org homeserver has been up 5x over the last few days, and we started to get dangerously close to the ceiling on the Synapse master process again... so we just fixed it with more workers (as per https://matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how-we-fixed-synapses-scalability)!
With all eyes on social media platforms’ influence on democracy, @rysiek gets to the crux: “the question isn’t really about how these platforms should wield their power — **the question is whether these platforms should have such power in the first place.**”
EFF fights surveillance…and we do so in 11 languages in our educational resource, Surveillance Self-Defense https://ssd.eff.org/
Cell Phone Location Privacy https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2021/01/cell-phone-location-privacy.html
Big Tech Can’t Ban Its Way Out of This https://www.wired.com/story/big-tech-cant-ban-its-way-out-of-this/
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