Matrix 1.0 - Are we ready yet? We need your help to spread the word, tell your friends, your enemies, your acquaintances, people you sometimes see on the bus. Let's get going! https://matrix.org/blog/2019/03/15/matrix-1-0-https-arewereadyyet-com/
Thanks to a new Vermont law requiring companies that buy and sell third-party personal data to register with the Secretary of State, Fast Company has been able to assemble a list of 121 data brokers operating in the U.S. https://www.fastcompany.com/90310803/here-are-the-data-brokers-quietly-buying-and-selling-your-personal-information
There's an exciting new feature for our Librem 5 phone we are calling "Lockdown Mode": https://puri.sm/posts/lockdown-mode-on-the-librem-5-beyond-hardware-kill-switches/
Roger McNamee on #BigTech: "It’s bigger than Facebook. This is a problem with the entire internet platform industry... The problem with Google and Facebook is that their goal is to replace humans in many of the core activities of life..." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/16/roger-mcnamee-zucked-waking-up-to-the-facebook-catastrophe-interview
check out "Cloud Firewall", a #BigTech blocker by Gokulakrishna Sudharsan that was inspired by Kashmir Hill's series and Dhruv Mehrotra's VPN: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cloud-firewall/
Did you know ProtonMail has native apps for both #iOS and #Android? Millions of people use these apps every day and they are the safest way to send and receive secure emails on a mobile device. By leaving us a rating or a review you help ProtonMail reach more users: https://protonmail.com/blog/best-secure-email-app/
Still horrible at HTML/CSS, but I cleaned up https://smoketurner.com to include at least some content and links.
Finally hit 60 days in a row and, coincidentally, 60 weeks in a row. #peloton
Purism announces a new product, Pureboot, available in 2nd quarter for Laptops + Librem key users providing a unique security service and experience. https://puri.sm/posts/pureboot-the-high-security-boot-process/ #ChooseFreedom
"I think of watches as this big FU to all of that [electronic devices in our pockets]". --Gary Shteyngart
Rewatching “Moonraker”, if Drax hadn’t hijacked his own shuttle, James would have never found out about his plan to kill everyone on earth. #badguysneverwin
I enjoy creating maintainable, operator friendly software.
Reboot of the legacy plock.net