To defend against China online and break their censorship, you need to face them everywhere, in many ways, and secure the broader internet. This post was written in support of the value that the Open Technology Fund has provided to oppressed people in China, exile communities and the entire world over the last 8 years. […]Read more "“Click here to break the firewall” is a concept whose time has passed"
This week, Mozilla and NSF announced the winners of their Wireless Innovation for a Network Society (WINS) challenge. After designing and prototyping for many months, my team at Guardian Project won the fourth grand prize for our work on “Wind” off-grid communication networks. This being a challenge mostly focused on deployment of post-disaster communications infrastructure, […]Read more "A Berkman-Klein Center Tale: From Fellows Hour to Funding!"
Update below on August 11: Printing has begun! Tragic news, shared a few days ago by the #NEWPALMYRA project: Yesterday we received the devastating information that #NEWPALMYRA founder Bassel Khartabil was unlawfully executed by the Syrian regime. Needless to say, along with all of the international community whose lives he touched, we were shocked and […]Read more "#Print4Bassel A Participatory Memorial"
A welcoming community is an investment into your project’s future and reputation. If your project is just starting to see its first contributions, start by giving early contributors a positive experience, and make it easy for them to keep coming back. Make people feel welcome One way to think about your project’s community is through […]Read more "Building Welcoming Communities – Open Source Guide"
I am proud of this opinion piece I wrote for the MIT Technology Review, back during the height of the Apple v. FBI legal battle over encryption and forced backdoors. While I am clearly a fan of strong encryption, I am also grounded with regards to the limits of what it can achieve. Ultimately, my […]Read more "From 2015 MIT Tech Review: “Tracking Terrorists in an Encrypted World”"