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Status: All good
Period: January 1 to June 30, 2015

During this period, dosch.it has received:

Zero National Security Letters
Zero Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders
Zero gag orders that prevent us from from stating that we have received legal process seeking our customers’ information

dosch
General Counsel
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Webmention and the Indieweb

Through this post of Ernst-Jan Pfauth I learned about the Indieweb and webmention.

Creating this post with this link should be enough to show how this works. But to be a bit more clear I’ll paste a quote from their site to explain what is happening here:

When you post something on the web, it should belong to you, not a corporation. Too many companies have gone out of business and lost all of their users’ data. By joining the IndieWeb, your content stays yours and in your control.

Your articles and status messages can go to all services, not just one, allowing you to engage with everyone. Even replies and likes on other services can come back to your site so they’re all in one place.

You can post anything you want, in any format you want, with no one monitoring you. In addition, you share simple readable links such as example.com/ideas. These links are permanent and will always work.

Seda Gürses lashes out to Activist tech

The current distance between those who organise their activism to develop “technical infrastructures” and those who bring their struggles to these infrastructures is remarkable. The paradoxical consequences can be baffling: radical activists organize and sustain themselves using “free” technical services provided by Fortune 500 companies. At the same time, “alternative tech practices”, like the Free Software Community, are sustained by a select visionary and male few, proposing crypto with 9-lives as the minimum infrastructure for any political undertaking.

via vous-etes-ici.net by Seda Gürses.

Apple protecting its customers

Word has it todaythat anyone going to the Tor website is tracked by the NSA after that. So if you clicked that link, you’re now a high value target for the NSA.

Just by coincidence I past the Apple store in Amsterdam today to ask for a new battery for my laptop. Out of curiosity I tried to acces my own server over SSH, the tor website and the Tails website. (Tails is a operating system you can download and run from a USB stick providing some of the best anonymity tools available today)

I guess that Apple really looks after its customers and doesn’t want them to get in trouble because it was all blocked… I made a quick screen cast of this tiny experiment.

Joy and angriness aside… what does todays revelation mean for all the people I advised to download Tor at the Privacy Cafe?

Why Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture is a big deal

There’s too much information out there for most people to pay attention to, let alone figure out whether they believe it or not. Hence, most people rely on other institutions such as media organizations to tell them which information is worth caring about. Not only do people not pay much attention to information until it gets the stamp of approval from some authoritative institution, but this information is transformed, because everybody knows that everybody else is paying attention to it. It stops being mere information, and becomes knowledge — generally accepted facts that people use to build their understanding of what everybody knows about politics.

via Why Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture is a big deal.

Emancipation of the Internet

Technology is the language of modern communication, we all have to learn it, guard it, and rediscover its beauty as we’d do when reading an old book.

The Internet is the embodiment of our freedom. Programmers can straighten up its spine and we, the security geeks, can strengthen it.

You, my friend, are the muscle to operate it.

via Emancipation of the Internet — Medium.