I occasionally write things.
Though we're on track to vaccinate enough people to (finally) end the long #COVID nightmare, we must be especially vigilant. Governments rarely cede power willingly, so I'm concerned that they'll use any excuse necessary to hold onto the pandemic powers.
Prediction? They'll seek ways to prolong control, perhaps citing an "especially virulent flu season" to maintain power over movement, loves, and livelihoods.
I'm torn between trying to convince people to move to Mastodon and leaving it be so it doesn't get overrun with nonsense like Facebook and Twitter did.
I have a draft article for publication extolling federated social networks' virtues but I'm not sure where to propose it. I usually write for legal publications and my fellow attorneys are not, as a group, tech savvy.
To be clear, yes... I find it distasteful that I have to work until April or so to pay income tax to a govt bloated with waste, fraud, and abuse.
Some days, (okay, all days) I wish libertarians would finally understand the advantage of improving things by increments instead of hopelessly demanding everything RIGHT NOW like some sort of political versions of Veruca Salt.
I mean, if a current law costs $100 and infringes 3 rights and the new law costs $75 and infringes two of those rights, well... I'm down with pointing out the issues and making things slightly better while we work on a $0 / no infringement law.
There is no such thing as a backdoor that only lets the good guys in. Together with Tresorit, @threemaapp and Tutanota, we are calling on EU policy makers to rethink anti-encryption proposals that would introduce backdoors in encryption platforms: https://protonmail.com/blog/joint-statement-eu-encryption/
Just a ghost.
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