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Jump out the plane losers, we're going posing

> Ian Levy, GCHQโ€™s Technical Director, recently posted on the Lawfare blog what GCHQ wants tech companies to do. Buried in a post full of justifications [...], Levy explained that GCHQ wants secure messaging services, like WhatsApp, Signal, Wire, and iMessage, to create deceitful user interfaces that hide who private messages are being sent to.

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found myself living at a place with a smรคrt tv and a praystation 4 but idk what to do with them so the tv is just playing touhou songs on youtube

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okay guys i hate to say it but we need to speed up our peertube plans like by at least 700% because i can not handle seeing things like this for much longer

Feels like every day I'm seeing fewer and fewer parts of threads I open

I wish there was a "temporarily ignore all silences which were only made to declutter the federated timeline for this thread only" button

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@blakehaswell One factor to consider is that if the Australian law is considered to be "successful" then similar laws will be passed elsewhere.

Some possible tactics:

- Ensure that any backdoors which the government adds are discovered and publicized
- Work towards reproducible builds
- Encourage everyone not to trust proprietary chat apps. Assume that such apps are already backdoored
- Devise and deploy systems for monitoring the relevant open source projects. For example, a system which monitors open source chat apps and lists changes to cryptography related sections. Make code review of sensitive files trivial
- The government won't follow its own laws, and will use apps which are not backdoored. Use FOIA or anything similar to check what apps are used/purchased by officials and point out the hypocrisy
- Run cryptography workshops for your people. Make cryptography cool. Make it fashionable. Make songs and art about it. The government will prefer that people are uneducated on the topic
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When I hear some group described as a 'cult', my first reaction isn't distrust of the group.


(This is actually my reaction to a lot of the uses of terms that have a general flavor of Badness, as opposed to describing specific stuff that they've done.)

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why *are* there three different variants of strongswan which all seem to be in active development tho

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

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Hey. The only reason tumblrites are enraged and screaming that this a โ€œlawlessโ€ place is because they're mad they can't enforce *their* law here.

Keep it that way. If you see superstitious vigilante/callout bullshit on your instance, report it. Let's not have a repeat of that episode in August.

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