Update on beta testing payments in Signal

Update on beta testing payments in Signal

Signal has often been asked if we can build something to support this kind of payments use case for a better alternative future (one that isn’t dominated by big tech).

Should we worry about the possibility of police surveillance using autonomous drones with added AI ? Too late: it’s already here

Should we worry about the possibility of police surveillance using autonomous drones with added AI ? Too late: it’s already here

As an article in Vice reports, the local police were less than honest about what they were up to: The Baltimore Police Department told the public and a federal appeals court that the surveillance images would only be stored for 45 days, that the planes would only be used for limited tracking of individuals to and from known crime scenes, and that the Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) program couldn’t be used to gather identifying information like license plate numbers.

Urbit is for Communities

Urbit is for Communities

When I think of the places in the physical world where people seem to feel the most at home, they’re places that have evolved over long periods of time and are owned by the communities that inhabit them.

Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition

Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition

– Authorities with Bishop International Airport in Flint announced Friday it will be the first airport in the United States to utilize Smart Helmets.The Smart Helmet, developed by Italian company KeyBiz, can detect the temperature of multiple people, run facial recognition, license plate recognition and scan QR codes.

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a ‘new focus’ on making money

“I desperately wish there was some other way.” As part of the layoffs, Baker laid out a series of new focuses for Mozilla to set a stronger course for the company.

GitHub - kiwibrowser/src: Source-code used in Kiwi Browser for Android (up to date)

GitHub - kiwibrowser/src: Source-code used in Kiwi Browser for Android (up to date)

To build Kiwi Browser you can directly clone the repository, as we have packed all dependencies already: Install depot_tools in your home directory using git clone and add it to the PATH: export PATH=/path/to/depot_tools:$PATH - This will give you access to one utility called gclient (as in "Google client").

GitHub - eldridgea/dnsonward: A CoreDNS based service that forwards traditional DNS requests to a DNS-over-TLS upstream server

GitHub - eldridgea/dnsonward: A CoreDNS based service that forwards traditional DNS requests to a DNS-over-TLS upstream server

This is CoreDNS-based service intended to be run in environments where traditional DNS requests need to be encrypted before querying an upstream server.This is intended to be run as a docker container and configured with environment variables.

In smart apartments, is tenants’ privacy for rent?

In smart apartments, is tenants’ privacy for rent?

The box was an electronic hub from a company called SmartRent, which installs popular “smart home” devices such as Internet-connected digital thermostats, door locks, and water leak detectors in rental apartments.

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

Paris P2P Festival #0 - Paris P2P (& Cryptography)

My current project is a sort of phase-two of cjdns, building a blockchain called PKT in order to create a bandwidth market so that anyone capable of running fiber and pointing antennas can participate in building the infrastructure of the new internet.

Security and privacy key to smart buildings and cities

Security and privacy key to smart buildings and cities

At the core of the security problem is the fact that many of the systems that smart building and cities will need to rely on will be linked to a wide variety of internet of things-connected (IoT) devices and sensors that are potentially vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Your landlord is watching

Your landlord is watching

These forms of smart home and surveillance technology can only fuel the existing problem of landlords, especially in New York City, harassing and evicting tenants in order to raise rent prices.

A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

Their technique uses single-photon detectors combined with a unique computational imaging algorithm that achieves super-high-resolution images by knitting together the sparsest of data points. The big advantage of this kind of active imaging is that the photons reflected from the subject return to the detector within a specific time window that depends on the distance.

After Smart Lock Allegedly Traps Senior in Apartment, Tenants Sue for Physical Keys and Win

After Smart Lock Allegedly Traps Senior in Apartment, Tenants Sue for Physical Keys and Win

“We are relieved that something as simple as entering our home is not controlled by an internet surveillance system and that because we will now have a mechanical key they will not be tracking our friends and our family,” 67-year-old tenant Charlotte Pfahl, who has lived in the building for 45 years, told the New York Post.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’

His opening statements build on the massive shift in Zuckerberg’s vision for the company that he first outlined early last month when he announced Facebook would transition away from the News Feed and public posts and toward a “privacy-focused communications platform” that unified its messaging products around concepts like ephemerality and encryption.

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

Which explains why now, two years after leaving Facebook, Acton has found a new groove as founder and executive chairman of the Signal Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to doing the foundational work around making private communication accessible, secure and ubiquitous.

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Nukeop/nuclear: Popcorn Time for music

Desktop music player focused on streaming from free sources Official website Mastodon What is this? If you know mps-youtube , this is a similar music player but with a GUI.

While we Blink, we loose the Web

While we Blink, we loose the Web

It is like as if they were building cars, there is a lot they can do without actually changing the engine itself, and thats what the Web Browsers are becoming, everyone is working on parts of the car but all the engines are now Chrome and believe me, you don’t want all the engines to be the same, not even if they are all Gecko or if somehow we resurrect Presto, we want diversity of engines and not monoculture.

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

BT InLink in London: building a privatised "smart city" by stealth

If you want to knock something down or build something new you generally need to get planning permission from the local council. If you want to build a McDonalds in London you’d apply to the local council for planning permission.