Blacklight: a nice new privacy inspector from Surya Mattu at The Markup.
Try it with cryptpad.fr 😉
In 2013 #Google and #Yahoo engineers have realised that their internal corporate network was wiretapped by the government. They got really angry. In less than a year they basically convinced all the worlds #engineers to put the whole internet onto #TLS.
We are in 2020, and in 7 years majority of the services are #encrypted and use at least a marginally verified certificate.
It has been going on for a while now, but the #fidesz controlled company forced the owner foundation to get rid of the chief editor and almost all of the journalists left.
Fediverse: I (the whitest, cishet-est person imaginable) have been unexpectedly put on the diversity & inclusion team at $dayjob. Our task is to make recommendations to the bosses and the board on how to improve our practices and make our workplace more welcoming for everyone.
I want to use this platform to do an excellent job. So please help me! What resources should I be looking at, what best practices are there, who should I talk with? This is in the UK if this matters at all.
We have published a new funding status on our Open Collective page.
Thanks to all our supporters !
https://opencollective.com/cryptpad/updates/cryptpad-funding-status-july-2020 #privacy #opensourcefinancing #opencollective #encryptedcollaboration
No wonder that big tech companies get interested in OSM. I missed that footnote of the report that tries to value #OpenStrretMap: “Combining the total replacement cost of the OSM database, the value of the software development effort and industry standard maintenance costs yielded a total community replacement cost of $1,672,415,000”.
Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.
It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
We're happy to be here! #introductions
Back in 2016 @OpenTechFund@twitter.com paid for the public security audit of Matrix's E2E encryption by @NCCCrypto@twitter.com: an absolutely critical step for Matrix. Today, OTF is under attack. Please help save them for the sake of the Internet. #SaveInternetFreedom #SaveOTF https://saveinternetfreedom.tech
he US Agency for Global Media (#USAGM) funds a number of programs to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of #freedom and #democracy, including Voice of America. …
...a new CEO for the US Agency for Global Media, dismissed the top directors of its programs, including the heads of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the agency's advisory boards...
then fired #OTF's CEO, Libby Liu.
There's some crazy internal US politics right now that threatens #OpenTechFund, who funded #LetsEncrypt, #CertBot, @torproject , #NoScript, TLS ESNI/ECH, #DNSPrivacyProj, #ReproducibleBuilds, #Wireguard, #DeltaChat, #OpenKeychain, #pypi, @guardianproject , @signalapp , and more. Looks like a couple proprietary software companies are trying to take over this #FreeSoftware money. Please sign on to the campaign to try to stop it: https://saveinternetfreedom.tech
New post: How to pay your rent with your open source project
Including Ghost, Discourse, Matrix, Gitlab and other great, sustainable open source products.
The Admin Face.
Running Mastodon, Diaspora, Matrix (and possibly more); doing Wikipedia and OSM (and possibly more), creating Linux stuff, (and possibly else).