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 […]
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From CBC’s Spark radio show:
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There are lots of reasons you can find yourself offline: a natural disaster, government censorship, or simply a flaky ISP. Nathan Freitas researches alternative network technologies, and he knows first-hand what it’s like to not have internet access — he was in New York City during 911 and for the major power outage in 2004, he was in Boston during the marathon bombings and he’s lived in remote parts of Nepal.
That got Nathan thinking about alternatives to the internet — ways that small groups of people can set up their own peer-to-peer networks, from the bottom up. He thinks there are lots of ways you can share digital information without ever going online, and he calls this kind of ad-hoc sharing “Wind.”
(Originally, posted on Medium and Fold, but here since this is my *real* blog after all, and if the Internet went down, I still will have my local blog archive, and can run a teeny tiny WordPress server on my own computer, local network and/or $9 computer). This last Friday and Saturday, a group of tool […]
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Here’s my top 10 reasons why Rhinobird.tv eats Meerkat for lunch… (not to mention clouds up Periscope too…) [fvplayer src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/media-rhinobird.tv/709798245457932400.webm”] Read on, or watch the archive of my live reading of this here: https://beta.rhinobird.tv/stream/551572394e6fa46608b9307f/ or download the WEBM here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media-rhinobird.tv/709798245457932400.webm Here’s my top 10 reasons about why Rhinobird eats Meerkat for lunch… (not to mention clouds up Periscope […]
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First Look has broken news about a CIA program to target Apple’s XCode toolchain, that is required to develop native MacOS and iOS apps: https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/10/ispy-cia-campaign-steal-apples-secrets/ The result of the attack, if successful, is that the compiled binary you send to your end-users contains a backdoor, without the original source code or encryption you might use ever needing […]
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