R15N : R15N at transmediale 2012

R15N : R15N at transmediale 2012.

Get your message out in the real world – fast and personal!

All you need is a telephone and the new R15N communication system from telekommunisten and you are a one-person broadcasting system.
Communications should have a purpose, or as many purposes as you can imagine, because communications belong in the real world. And now, telekommunisten introduces a real-world interface, a system component of your social life which is actually a system in itself, specifically designed to help you get the most out of every time you have to “get the message out”.

Thimbl – Free Open Source Distributed Micro-blogging

Thimbl – Free Open Source Distributed Micro-blogging.

Thimbl is a Manifesto for the Open Web written in code

The most significant challenge the open web will need to overcome is not technical, it is political.

Welcome to Thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you’re weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates to make money, or if being locked in to one micro-blogging platform tires you — well, then Thimbl is for you!

Tracking the trackers – Gary Kovacs at TED

Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers

As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it’s your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that.

Oneswarm: private BitTorrent

http://www.oneswarm.org/Although widely used, currently popular peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design, services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge.

OneSwarm is a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, it can be shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth. We call this friend-to-friend (F2F) data sharing. OneSwarm is:

Privacy preserving: OneSwarm uses source address rewriting to protect user privacy. Instead of always transmitting data directly from sender to receiver (immediately identifying both), OneSwarm may forward data through multiple intermedaries, obscuring the identity of both sender and receiver. For more details, check out the papers below.

User friendly: OneSwarm’s interface is web-based and supports real-time transcoding of many audio and video formats for in-browser playback, eliminating the need for casual users to master a new application’s interface or search for custom media codecs.

Open: OneSwarm is freely available and built on existing standards. OneSwarm can operate as a fully backwards compatible BitTorrent client, and its friend-to-friend data sharing features are built on cryptographic standards, e.g., X.509 certificates and SSL encryption.

Alsof Digitale veiligheid niet al moeilijk genoeg is…

“Gesprekken van passagiers van de Rotterdamse vervoersmaatschappij RET worden elektronisch afgeluisterd en gebruikt voor beveiligingsdoeleinden, meldde Elsevier. In eerste instantie wilde men niet toelichten hoe of wat, maar na enige herrie kwam men met “Op onze stations hangen camera’s met microfoons waarmee live meegekeken en -geluisterd kan worden door een meldkamer.” Want tsja, beveiliging hè.”

Internetrecht » “RET luistert gesprekken van trampassagiers af” – Arnoud Engelfriets blog over juridische zaken op internet, auteursrecht, octrooien en meer.


I just discovered OwnCloud and ThinkUp. They both look like neat solutions to many problems I had. Going to tinker around with them and will let you know what I think of them sooner or later

Owncloud – use it to create your own cloud to backup files, sync a calender or create your own shortlinks for using them in twitter status.net instead of bit.ly.

ThinkUp – Analyze your twitter, faceboogle status, updates, new friends and loads of other statistics from your own server.