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ghast said ()

This will really be accelerated if people who are being censored tell people "subscribe to my rss feed" instead of "give me your email address and I'll email you". The main convenient thing about sites like reddit, facebook, etc. is that you can see a lot of different content you want to see in a convenient format while staying on one website. Lots of people don't even really know about RSS, but if there's a comeback, that will make it easier for people to follow updates on multiple personal blogs and websites.

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ghast OP said ()

Some journalists who read the article or twitter thread might decide to go without. But I think the reason many journalists are willing to risk bringing their phone amount to more than just the reasons Snowden mentioned (camera, microphone, and word processor). There’s the risk of government hacking but there are also various safety benefits to having a phone while traveling in a dangerous area in a foreign country. (Having a map of the area in a compact form, being able to message someone to request help if something has gone wrong, being able to look up local businesses, call a taxi service etc.) If Snowden just told journalists “don’t carry a smartphone” I think that message would largely be ignored for this reason. That might have been the reason they went with that iPhone too… probably figured it’s best to make mass adoption easier than give advice that won’t be listened too.

You’re right that the introspection engine turned out to be “too much” for most journalists. If I ran a newspaper and wanted journalists to use the introspection engine and/or remove internal microphones to replace with external mics, I’d assign it as a task to someone from IT to set that up on the phones of all the journalists who want it. But yeah, I was watching a video by the guy who Snowden collaborated with on this project (Andrew "bunnie" Huang ). He said he found out out that journalists need something that’s super straightforward to use. Afterwards he started working on another project called Betrusted which will be more straightforward for journalists. Betrusted looks interesting but it’s not finished yet. I was actually looking into it recently and didn’t realize the same guy was behind it. I’m going to post a video which where he talks about some other reasons for why he’s working on Betrusted. (Open Source is Insufficient to Solve Trust Problems in Hardware).

He said Edward Snowden came to him with this problem of journalists getting killed and asked him for a solution and the introspection engine is what he came up with. I think “bunnie” fell victim to this bias when assuming this is something journalists would be happy to use if they’re just shown how. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_knowledge

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BlueHat said () (edited )

Is it open source?

- futaba + futallaby + tinyib -

What are those links supposed to be? It seems like only one of them is pointing to a repository, although the other two also mention some kind of code. Am confused.

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takeheart said ()

I've read the article. A few thoughts.

If trusting airplane mode is like trusting a drunk to judge if they are sober to drive, then a more secure smartphone would be like a driver trained to drive well enough when drunk. If your threat model assumes you might be hit by artillery fire from state military, then the tools you should use must be military grade. Yet right after that the article picks iphone for their introspection, not because any security issues, but because apparently it's the most common tool meeting preferences and tastes of people dodging artillery fire daily. I have to wonder, who really killed those thousands of journalists, did armed hitmen contributed more or less to the bloodbath than apple's office slaves? The whole premise of inspecting iphone to reduce political murders is wrong. Journos themselves should know better than cryptographers about how much you can trust corporate cocksuckers with your safety. "Asking reporters deep in war zones to carry a separate camera, audio recorder, and word processor to avoid surveillance" would be the obvious practical solution, modern devices can be as compact as smartphone and simply better at their intended purpose, yet the article ditches this solution as a matter of fact. Why? Why are they going along with the murderers by trying to convince their victims to carry the death mark? Making it introspectable does not change the nature of death mark.

What follows is the largest part of article with a ton of technical data on killphone, all on the wrong premise. Didn't you say reporters shouldn't be cryptographers? Now you're feeding them like radiologists, hardware engineers, soldering technicians, forensics experts, and more all to make them more (un)comfortable with their death mark? It DOES fairly shows that the device in question is a tracking monstrosity, but only to those verily technically educated.

After hearing whole performance it sounds like this: in act one solo sings "artillery dodgers - keep using iphone", in act two orchestra plays "hackers and corporate cocksuckers, you've got work to do". In the finale it throws a couple jokes "android is worse, buy iphone" and "tor is safe". And only after the bullshit is over you may hear a single cry from the audience if you're lucky. "Don't use smartphone, you don't have to"

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ghast said () (edited )

Questo potrebbe essere l'approccio che stanno già adottando...

F-droid può essere utilizzato per scaricare app GPS che utilizzano OpenStreetMap. Questa app funziona abbastanza bene. Nella mia esperienza, funziona meglio se scarichi anche una mappa dell'area in cui stai guidando. https://f-droid.org/it/packages/net.osmand.plus/index.html

Ristoranti e negozi che non sono stati aggiunti a OpenStreetMap possono essere aggiunti online o utilizzando questa app https://f-droid.org/it/packages/de.westnordost.streetcomplete/index.html

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ghast OP said ()

Fair enough, could have used a nitter link. https://nitter.net/Snowden/status/1175419013402374145#m

Guess he could be limited hangout but even controlled op needs to give accurate info to have credibility. This article he links for example can be judged on its merits without necessarily having to trust him. https://www.tjoe.org/pub/direct-radio-introspection/release/2

Only thing that stands out as possibly intentional misdirection is some of the software recommendations.

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Wahaha said ()

My response to this challenge is the same as the one to the cold shower challenge. I always take a cold shower. Every day. Forever.

I always use the command line only unless utterly impossible. Every day. Forever.

Browsers are were this falls apart. I'm using qutebrowser, which is kinda close, but it isn't a CLI browser. Most websites are incompatible with CLI browsers, so that's not going to work. I'm also still using a GUI music player and email client. The former because it JustWorks™, but I'm planning on replacing it with mpd and ncmpcpp or whatever it was called. The latter because it JustWorks™ and I'm using it so rarely that it frankly doesn't matter.

I'm doing most of my image manipulation from the cli, though. I also use a script to crawl Youtube for me, so I don't have to actually visit youtube anymore. Newsboat (RSS reader) to "subscribe" to channels and the script to search for videos. Works pretty good.

The reason I mostly use the CLI is because it is more convenient.

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ghast OP said ()

I'd say in most cases it's a mixture of political protest and suicide from despair. True that usually someone who is just very serious about making a political statement would try to find a different way. But there are some cases where it seems like the main purpose is to get a message across.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_self-immolations

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ghast OP said () (edited )

I'm pretty pessimistic about things working out long term through conventional politics, lawyers etc. as well. But in the short term, strategies with lawyers are throwing them off. There are also some other things that could possibly cause glitches in their plans and throw them off balance. The main things I see right now are decentralized crypto, the Gamestop situation, and the silver squeeze. I definitely think people should participate in the silver squeeze and buy physical silver for protection against inflation and a possible "cyber pandemic" attack on the financial system that the WEF keeps warning about. (Upcoming false flag to introduce people to central bank digital currency?)

Yeah you could say we are already partially there, when it comes to global technocracy, but there's potential for it to get so much worse in all kinds of ways. If you watch dystopian sci-fi movies you get what I mean. I think there's still a closing window of time when it's possible to resist and it's possible for things to go wrong for the planners.

I think the eventual introduction of central bank digital currency and digital ids for everyone is a major agenda behind the vaccine passports. Sweden may have not locked down so hard because their citizens are already very accustomed to using an ID number for many things and they are already well on the way to a cashless society.

I think payments will be integrated into the vaccine passport apps as a "convenient feature" at first and used to introduce central bank digital currency later, possibly as UBI. The central bank digital currency will not be blockchain based but instead, very centralized and controlled. It will be possible to disable the money of people who get out of line.

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takeheart said ()

Why won't somebody do something? Oh, so burning oneself alive is a way of doing something, a political statement. I don't believe so, people don't burn themselves for statement, they do this out of despair, because their life was made unbearable by environment. Kind of happens with mistreated animals: first they cease breeding, then they cease breathing.

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RAMBLE1 said ()

Now that Dr.Peter-McCullough and Dr.Robert-Malone both went on the Joe Rogan podcast, the truth might spread like a cure and stop this non-sense. Hopefully the braindead sheeps will wake the f up! Times up!

“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” ― Margaret Atwood

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