Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Open source code for Huawei equipment would allow nations, companies, and individuals alike to verify that the code is free of malware, and that it contains no obvious security problems.

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

California Attorney General Must Investigate Improper Database Searches on Community Observers at Controversial Police Event

On April 12, Media Alliance and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request for investigation into possible misuse of the CLETS database and a request that the agency cease all similar background checks on journalists and advocates engaged in oversight roles.

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Public, Council Were in the Dark on Police Access to ‘Smart’ Streetlights

Lt. Jeffrey Jordon, who works with Police Chief David Nisleit on special projects, confirmed that outside law enforcement agencies have requested access to San Diego’s raw video footage too, but he declined to say which ones and for what purposes.

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

Delhi HC directs YouTube to remove defamatory PewDiePie songs

The interim order was granted by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath in a suit preferred by T-Series owner Super Cassettes Pvt Ltd., seeking to permanently restrain Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, from uploading the songs titled ‘T-Series Diss Track/Bitch Lasagna’ and ‘Congratulations’.

Loki registers as the first Australian not-for-profit privacy firm

Loki registers as the first Australian not-for-profit privacy firm

The Loki Foundation will also use blockchain to support a developer community that will build a suite of software and online applications that enhance digital privacy.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

Reasons to quit Twitter and Facebook and switch to Mastodon

It’s open source and federated, which means there are no ads, no invasive tracking, no shareholders to demand #maximum #engagement, and no single company or server that can be shut down.

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Modern Time Banking

Modern Time Banking

Volunteering at a local community center. Volunteer activity and community engagement would be tracked by an app and seeded, initially, by the government. You could earn time banking points through: Volunteering at a local shelter.

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

Law enforcement needs to protect citizens and their data

While the bill includes limited restrictions on law enforcement requests, the vague definitions and concentrated authorities give the Australian government sweeping powers that ultimately undermine the security and privacy of the very citizens they aim to protect.

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Use and Fair Use: Statement on shared images in facial recognition AI

Some Flickr users were dismayed to learn that IBM had used their photos to train the AI, and had questions about the ethics, privacy implications, and fair use of such a dataset being used for algorithmic training.

Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

As firm believers in protection of our customers’ privacy, we joined efforts to offer a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution to allow the end user — not third-parties — to determine whether and to what extent the personal data on the storage service is collected, shared, and processed.

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Monetary Institutionalism Against the State

Social relations were a significant element of these monetary systems, making institutional characteristics the lynchpin of credit and money. The institutional approach allows us to understand these systems as fluid reactions against financialisation and commodification and in favour of restoring the social relations of credit and money.

Facebook moderators are in revolt over 'inhumane' working conditions that they say erodes their 'sense of humanity'

Facebook moderators are in revolt over 'inhumane' working conditions that they say erodes their 'sense of humanity'

These rules allegedly include being unable to leave the property during breaks; being banned from freely using their phones, even in emergencies; and restrictions being placed on when they can take "wellness" breaks; in addition to being unable to speak to family members about their work, according to an open letter from the contract workers that was shared on Facebook's internal forum Workplace and seen by Business Insider.

8 surprising times our intel community spied on US citizens

8 surprising times our intel community spied on US citizens

Among the privacy safeguards rejected by Congress when it renewed the government’s surveillance authority in January 2018: a requirement that intel agencies get a court warrant before searching through communications of certain U.S. citizens.

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

Engineer and entrepreneur Leigh Honeywell has been at the forefront of tech activism for many years, and at this month's Ars Technica Live on Wednesday, February 13, we'll be talking to her about activism in today's world and the politics of a life lived online.

Hidden Services And At-Risk Communities

Hidden Services And At-Risk Communities

While some at-risk communities, like criminals are going to always be considered harmful to society regardless of the social context, others like ethnic minorities are not as clear-cut.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

The San Francisco District Attorney’s 10 Most Surveilled Neighborhoods

According to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , “The system is designed so that it can only take a photograph during a red light and cannot take a photograph during a yellow or green light.” Although the SFMTA reports it has 20 red light cameras across the city, the District Attorney data includes 26 of these cameras.

99 Percent Foundation

99 Percent Foundation

Our Mission - Uniting and supporting the 99% around the world 99% refers to the lower 99% of the world's income distribution. By uniting the 99%, we wish to create a more justified world, a world where salaries are fair without discrimination and our privacy is not violated.

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

Exposing Harms, Fighting Back

But, as the Privacy International Network continues to uncover, campaign and advocate on these issues, it becomes clear that that it is possible to begin to achieve change.

Introducing Community Products — making crowdselling a reality

Introducing Community Products — making crowdselling a reality

Over the last few months, one of Streamr project’s talented community members, Gang Liu, has been figuring out how to push data from his personal Fitbit to a product he created on the Streamr Marketplace.

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping!

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping!

This channel will be staffed by our engineering team who will be on hand to answer questions, work with the community on merge requests, and be available for those who are using the dev kits.

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora – Waxy.org

But for years, Quora has also explicitly forbidden the Internet Archive from indexing their site. Quora could do literally nothing, and the Internet Archive would actively preserve the work of their millions of users for the future, but they’ve chosen to exclude their site from being archived.

Necuno Mobile: An open phone with Plasma Mobile

Necuno Mobile: An open phone with Plasma Mobile

Necuno Solutions is working with open source mobile communities and intends to make their hardware a welcoming platform for Free and open source operating systems in the mobile ecosystem.

History & Purpose

History & Purpose

We embrace the principles of mutual aid, direct democracy, freedom of association, direct action, user privacy / security, anti-authoritarianism / moderator transparency, and free and open source software.

Katzenpost — Katzenpost documentation

Katzenpost — Katzenpost documentation

“An especially problematic excision of the political is the marginalization within the cryptographic community of the secure-messaging problem, an instance of which was the problem addressed by David Chaum .

What the fork is happening with BCH? Bitcoin ABC & Bitcoin SV Conundrum

What the fork is happening with BCH? Bitcoin ABC & Bitcoin SV Conundrum

But if you go by the BCH trading data released by Poloniex, the traders are more inclined towards Bitcoin ABC, while on the other hand, the majority of the hash power on the network appears to be in favor of Bitcoin SV.

‘Surveillance State’ is alive, well — and operating against us all

‘Surveillance State’ is alive, well — and operating against us all

They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within the Intelligence Community.

Criptext launches the first encrypted email app on Linux

Criptext launches the first encrypted email app on Linux

Our goal since launching in August was to make Criptext a community-driven effort towards protecting email privacy and being available on Linux is the purest demonstration of this commitment. Aren’t there other secure email services out there that are open source?

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