I wrote a blog post that's a fairly detailed how-to on conducting usability testing for free software: https://samuelhewitt.com/blog/2019-08-27-how-to-run-a-usability-test-on-free-software-linux
"The truth is that a motivated mob can target anyone, marginalized or not. We would all benefit from effective anti-harassment tools... We suggest that #userempowerment via client-side features is a more robust and safer approach." #libremone
Prepaid SIM cards & mandatory #SIMcardregistration are especially widespread in Africa, allowing for a more pervasive #masssurveillance system of people using prepaid SIM cards, as well as exclusion of people who can't
"Milosevic's well-researched study... points towards new policy solutions... [The author] argues that cyberbullying should be viewed... as part of the larger social problem of the culture of humiliation." #harassment #libremsocial #toread
"Moving forward, we aim to make simple security the default. Security features are enabled and cannot be disabled; enhancements are applied when you update. Experimental security features are disabled by default, but you can enable them at any time." #libremone #security #ux
@davidrevoy Your illustrations bring the user personas in our recent blog post to life! Thank you 😺
"In this post we will outline the touchstones we have used to do just that–engineer trustworthy services that everyone can use... We hope it will facilitate communication with friends and colleagues as we hack towards a common goal…" #libremone #userstory #userpersona
I wrote a piece on the @purism blog on why consent is critical for #privacy, the tech industry's failure to get consent, and as a result how "Privacy has become the tattoo removal of the information age". https://puri.sm/posts/consent-matters-when-tech-shares-your-secrets-without-your-permission/
"The techniques used by trackers are always evolving, so Privacy Badger’s countermeasures have to evolve, too. In the process of developing the new cookie-sharing heuristic, we learned more about how to evaluate and iterate on our detection metrics."
This is a fantastic long read from Valentina Pavel via @privacyint
"If we keep our focus primarily on figuring out data ownership, we face the risk of sidetracking the discussion onto a very questionable path. This is an open invitation to develop new language for clearer conversations and to better shape our demands for the future we want to see." #scenario4 #datarights
Do you like #ruby and pleistocene megafauna? Then you might be interested in this position!
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Just revisited "Encrypt All Sites Eligible (EASE) Mode" in #httpseverywhere
Great workflow that 1) warns you when visit an HTTP-no-S domain and 2) allows you to disable the warning for that single domain, if you trust it... and all intermediaries. 😲
I tested with http://internetbadguys.com since example.com uses HTTPS these days. 🔒
"WebRTC WG has asked for privacy and security considerations around the disclosure of a user's local IP address in #webrtc "
You can prevent this with, for example, #ublockorigin or #privacybadger - see https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Prevent-WebRTC-from-leaking-local-IP-address for some discussion.
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Director of Trustworthy Services at Purism SPC.