And DefectiveByDesign is at https://hostux.social/@endDRM
Apple canceled the project to encrypt iCloud backups two years ago due to pressure from the FBI because it "would deny them the most effective means for gaining evidence against iPhone-using suspects" #privacy
It is time that people understand that #Apple is in no way better compared to the other big tech companies. Like all of them, they have to comply with US law. Also their business depends more and more on adds and analyzing their users with AppleTV, AppleMusic, Siri, etc... Trusting black boxes and highly closed and regulated ecosystems will not bring us more #privacy and freedom. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT #nf
LA: This Friday, join EFF, @NTEN, @fightfortheftr, @DemandProgress and others for a rally outside ICANN’s offices in Los Angeles. Help us make sure .ORGs are protected! https://www.eff.org/event/savedotorg-protest-icann
Are you a software engineer who cares deeply about CI/CD, code review, and development environments? Apply to work with the Release Engineering team (a part of our Engineering Productivity team) at the Wikimedia Foundation!
Learn #python and #datascience (or volunteer to mentor) at the sixth "Community Data Science Workshops" in #Seattle in January/February! Register before noon Sunday January 12 at: https://wiki.communitydata.science/Community_Data_Science_Workshops_(Winter_2020)
If you're coming to FOSDEM or CopyleftConf and want t-shirts or anything from https://shop.fsf.org, order with code FOSDEM20 before Wednesday noon Brussels time to get in-person delivery without shipping charges :)
The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France
Overheard someone at the Target return counter returning a gift because they thought it was creepy that it listened to them. There's hope. #privacy
ShoeTool is an animated fairy tale about an elf shoemaker who thinks he buys a machine to help him make shoes... only to find out that there are there are strings attached to his "purchase."
What kind of towel do you need to wipe away pesky security research? Apple : the #DMCA https://www.macrumors.com/2019/12/11/apple-iphone-encryption-dmca-tweet-takedown/