“After a secret breaks in the news, Reply All re-examines how Alex Blumberg’s Uber account was hacked.”
Wie, Du bist nicht bei Whatsapp?
“Wer Whatsapp liebt, sollte besser nicht weiterlesen, oder vielleicht gerade dann, denn Liebe macht ja bekanntlich oft blind.” Boris Pohler, selbst Lehrer und Vater von zwei Kindern, bennent den Preis für die Verwendung des weit verbreiteten Dienstes und erklärt, warum jeder Nutzer gegen deutsches Recht verstößt.
What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network
“Already 20 smartphones and laptops are ours. If he wanted to, Slotboom is now able to completely ruin the lives of the people connected.” Wouter Slotboom is one of the good guys, demonstrating to Maurits Martijn his effortless ability to retrieve people’s passwords, steal their identity, and plunder their bank accounts.
“I am regularly impressed with the thought and care put into both the security and the usability of this app. It’s my first choice for an encrypted conversation.”
Signal offers private messaging and calling in one simple app. It is both free and open source. Development is supported by community donations and grants. This means that there are no hidden strings attached. Use Signal as an alternative to WhatsApp or, better still, its replacement.
Occupy Democracy is not considered newsworthy. It should be
“Metropolitan police regularly react with a wink and a smile if citizens camp on the street while queuing overnight for the latest iPhone. But to do it in furtherance of democratic expression is absolutely forbidden.” David Graeber points out that the very same press that provides wall-to-wall coverage police repression halfway around the world acts as if analogous events in London are of no interest.
David Graeber has unexpectedly died at the age of 59.
“Threema is a mobile messaging app that puts security first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can rest assured that only you and the intended recipient can read your messages.” Threema is my favourite instant messaging application and has been described as “a much flasher version of WhatsApp”. Its source code has recently undergone an external security audit and was found to provide a ”security level which compares favourably with the state of the art in similar messaging services“.