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Think i need to start a religion that requires me to cover my face.
See how they like that.
Cant believe they had the audacity to say theyre protecting human rights.


Or try anti-surveillance makeup?

“Dreamed up by artist Adam Harvey back in 2010, the project explores how rich pigments painted in Cubist-like shapes on key facial features can prevent sophisticated facial-recognition algorithms from accessing your biometric profile. The concept was inspired by British marine painter Norman Wilkin’s dazzle camouflage technique, in which military ships were cast in dizzying stripes during World War I to warp the enemy’s perception of their type, size, and the speed at which they were traveling.”


I’d love to see if this would work!


Don’t mourn. Mobilize!


Spacex is going to launch 60 Starlink satellites on the 16th USA time. These are part of Elon’s broadband supplied by satellites

SpaceX is targeting Thursday, May 16 for the launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. SpaceX’s Starlink is a next-generation satellite network capable of connecting the globe, especially reaching those who are not yet connected, with reliable and affordable broadband internet services.


A goody bag of privacy focused services:


Good article. Not a new theme but this needs repeating, endlessly, on a daily basis if necessary. And this guy does it well.

‘Lawful access’ [to communications by law enforcement] is the same bad idea that people knowledgeable about network and computer security have been attempting to stop for more than two decades. The desire for this access keeps coming back, because it sounds so reasonable on its surface…


Now scheduled for the 21st of May

Scrubbed for tonight to update satellite software. Next launch opportunity in about a week.


I don’t always agree with Mark Shuttleworth (and he conveniently neglects to mention the attempted tie in of Ubuntu with Amazon here), but for anyone interested in the dilemmas inherent in open source this is worth 5 mins of your time. I particularly liked:

We haven’t invented anything in the Linux desktop that was deeply and powerfully ahead of its time

This is something that sets SAFE apart I think.

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hmm… that looks familiar to me :slight_smile:

Hashcash is a proof-of-work system used to limit email spam and denial-of-service attacks […]. Hashcash was proposed in 1997 by Adam Back[1] and described more formally in Back’s paper “Hashcash - A Denial of Service Counter-Measure”.[2]


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More on that HTC Bitcoin phone:

Unconfirmed: Insights and Analysis From the Top Minds in Crypto: Why HTC’s Exodus 1s Will Have a Full Bitcoin Node - Ep.073 https://unchainedpodcast.com/why-htcs-exodus-1s-will-have-a-full-bitcoin-node/

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It’s a harsh lesson to keep a copy on prem. I guess the same will apply for Safenet, because you never know. Have not thought yet how we will be snapshotting and backing up our Safenet data created by Safenet apps…



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Great article, in line with my own suspicions and exerience. Fortunately I got burned early on, loosing only a small amount.

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