Note: I’m trying to blog more, just get any useful thoughts or recommendations I have down in public, on paper, so to speak. While I have developed, contributed to and promote various formal digital security guides and curriculum, sometimes these can be overwhelming to people just looking for some quick advise. Why do you need […]Read more "Four Browsers for Defending Your iPhone from Evildoers, Spiders and Snoops"
Re/code recently published an article on Firechat’s use in Hong Kong, mostly just repeating one of the app’s founders speech from a recent Silicon Valley area tech event. I am really tired of beating this horse, but I really couldn’t help myself, as the attempts to use the ongoing very real-life protests in Hong Kong as […]Read more "More Analysis of Firechat’s Opportunistic Mesh Marketing"
Here is my first (and most likely a very rare) post on Ello in response to Clay Shirky and apparently Firechat’s Chief Marketing Officer @cshirky (Okay you got me to use ello!) There are many threats beyond sooper-seekritness, and issues beyond Mesh vs “meshy” that need to be considered. I don’t think anyone in the security/hacktivist community […]Read more "Sooper-seekritness is not the problem with Firechat"
First committed here: https://github.com/n8fr8/gilgamesh/blob/master/docs/linux-howto.txt Since the Gilgamesh system uses plaintext bluetooth names for its basic broadcasting communication mode, it is a very easy system to participate in from any desktop system. Below is the set of steps that can be performed at the Linux command line to configure the device name to be up to a 248 […]Read more "Bluetooth name meshyness on a Linux machine"
There are two behaviors I have been considering during my adventures in human-powered mobile mesh these last few weeks. The first is Retweet or Reshare, as invented by Twitter users manually (“RT @foo this is important”) and then later on built directly into the Twitter platform as a feature. The second is “Repeat”, as inspired by […]Read more "The Difference between Repeat (RPT) and Retweet (RT) on a Mobile (sorta)Mesh"