Deployed 82nd Airborne unit told to use these encrypted messaging apps on government cell phones

“Unfortunately, those apps are more secure than texting in the clear, which is more or less the alternative. Granted, if a hostile party has access to the handset, that encryption isn’t particularly helpful.”


2 people are currently working on an #opensource federated #reddit alternative, called #lemmy.
They need some open source #developers to help them enable the federating function.. #activitypub

BOOST to help development...

Anyone happen to be unloading a ticket to Shmoocon in DC at the end of the month? Turns out I’ll be in town and would love to join in.

Remember, anyone at who's having problems with being overwhelemed, you can always dip out and see "Cats" to remind you it can always get much, much weirder.

Turns out opting out of @JFKairport
's new super creepy (and definitely not secure face scanning boarding means you board even earlier because the counter doesn't want to deal. (Also, it takes exactly the same amount of time to scan your pass as your face)

First I should get the hashtag right. Which is probably

Going to try this federated thing through this year and see how it goes. Any good accounts to follow around journalism, Ruby or New York City?

Signal Foundation has ~100M USD assets. And yet Signal Desktop is still annoyingly crappy Electron app.

It literally locks up for a second or two when I write a message longer than 5 characters.

Guys, seriously. Can you please get your shit together.

Ethereum classic blocks rolled back (51% attack) 

'Red suppository' jokes are underrated imho.

@rysiek @waddlesplash @torproject Mozilla and Tor are working on that. It's called Project Fusion (Firefox Using Onion).


In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.

And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:

"I want an unhackable phone"

If your net worth is less than a half million dollars, and you aren't a power user:

Get an iPhone, keep it updated, set an alphanumeric passphrase. It will cost 6 figures minimum to hack your phone. You aren't that important.

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