After the recent example of torture and oppression by the criminal government of China, new leaked documents give insight into what the criminal government of China calls “re-education camps.” Here’s from the BBC, “Data leak reveals how China ‘brainwashes’ Uighurs in prison camps” (November 24th 2019): Leaked documents detail for the first time China’s systematic brainwashing of hundreds of ... Read more ⟶
Some of my friends will be able to confirm this, but I said from the very beginning, years ago, that Google’s Android OS, which runs on many phones today, is pure garbage. Especially when it comes to security and privacy. If you have a phone running Android I feel sorry for you. Read more ⟶
A paper published recently by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace titled “ICT Supply Chain Integrity: Principles for Governmental and Corporate Policies” goes into various threats to security and privacy via supply chain vulnerabilities and attacks. Read more ⟶
Boy am I glad I stopped using WhatsApp. The shit seems to have hit the fan in a rather serious way for WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) as recent developments show. WhatsApp is now suing an Israeli company called NSO Group for abusing vulnerabilities in WhatsApp to hack into people’s phones in order to spy on them. Read more ⟶
The criminal Chinese government has made a new law that they claim is to “encourage and support the research and application of the science and technology in cryptography.” The law takes effect on January 1st 2020 and here’s some of what’s coming to the slave population of China: According to the provisions, the country encourages the research, academic exchanges, conversion of academic achievements and application of the ... Read more ⟶
Back in March I mentioned that I was working on an example extender for QuantumGate that would demonstrate how to do video and audio communications, comparable to video and audio calls via WhatsApp and Skype. One of the reasons for that was to provide yet another example to show interested developers how to use and build on top of QuantumGate. Read more ⟶
If you were still in doubt about the level of detail in which the criminal Chinese government is trying to implement George Orwell’s ‘1984’ then perhaps this article might be of some help. Read more ⟶
People in Hong Kong don’t seem to want to live like slaves anymore ruled by a totalitarian and criminal government. I don’t know if you’ve been following what’s going on in Hong Kong right now, but it’s very interesting to follow the responses and see which sides people choose to take. Also interesting to see how much influence the criminal Chinese government has in Western countries. Read more ⟶
This is going to be my future phone. And if you like privacy and security you should definitely look into what the Librem 5 smartphone is offering. Apart from the fact that no spyware from Microsoft, Google and Huawei comes preinstalled with it, it also features 3 Hardware Kill Switches for camera, microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and baseband. You can see a quick demonstration of how that works in the above video. Read more ⟶
Here’s another example of why relying on ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) and ‘Cloud Computing’ in general is very dangerous. Adobe is cancelling subscriptions of customers in Venezuela due to the recent ‘executive order’ by the criminal US government: The U.S. Government’s recent Executive Order regarding Venezuela prohibits almost all transactions and services between U.S. Read more ⟶
This is a last note to let everyone know that I am now no longer on WhatsApp. It can’t be trusted, and every week there’s more in the news confirming that if you care about privacy and security, you shouldn’t be using WhatsApp. Nor Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I wrote before about why exactly WhatsApp can’t be trusted and have recently also updated that post with additional notes. Click here to read it. If you want to reach me via instant messaging you can use Signal.
All doubts I had about Cloudflare’s intentions, and specifically with their WARP ‘VPN’ service have now proven to be justified. Cloudflare’s WARP ‘VPN’ service went live a few days ago, and is another serious blow to the overall privacy and security on the Internet. Read more ⟶
For a while now I’ve noticed Facebook’s internal review website appearing in the traffic statistics for my blog. It appears that people are sharing my post “Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story NEVER Told” on Facebook, and that other people are reporting the link to Facebook for it to get taken down. Read more ⟶
The criminal US government is trying to confiscate some of Edward Snowden’s income from his latest book “Permanent Record.” You would think they would have something better to do, like for example, investigating who gave stand-down orders to the US Air Force on 9/11, and exactly how the WTC buildings were brought down by controlled demolitions. The CIA, FBI and Mossad might know more about that. Read more ⟶
Continuing where I left off in the last post about brain damage at CppCon 2019, where I made the remark that “the ‘pride/diversity’ agenda is spreading all throughout tech like a virus,” we know that this is deliberate policy in tech these days. Read more ⟶
Good afternoon, sexually suppressed slaves of plantation Earth. It’s been a month after I left most social media, including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and I have to say, I don’t miss it at all. This is the last month I’ll still be checking WhatsApp occasionally for people who haven’t gotten the memo yet, but starting in October I’m only going to be on Signal. I’ve also been looking more into alternatives for Google; for example I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for search for a while now and don’t miss Google at all. Also have been checking out PureOS as an alternative to Windows. And most importantly, the Librem 5 phone is now starting to ship; if you like freedom, privacy and security, then check it out.
CppCon 2019 began this week and the keynote presentation by C++ inventor Bjarne Stroustrup is now online on YouTube. I’m looking forward to watching most of the presentations this year; usually I binge-watch them as they come online which after a week becomes very exhausting. But I can’t help myself. Read more ⟶
An interesting article by security expert Bruce Schneier and Larisa Rudenko explains how the upcoming field of bioengineering is a lot like software engineering and talks about the associated risks and dangers. Here’s from “What digital nerds and bio geeks have to worry about” (September 13th 2019) published on CNN: Genes and genomes are based on code — just like the digital language of computers. Read more ⟶
I’m very busy these days with various projects but wanted to mention that I’m also still working on QuantumGate. While clients have priority (gotta keep the lights on), it’s QuantumGate that I think about before falling asleep every night. There’s some very, very cool things coming to QuantumGate in the future that haven’t been done before, as far as I know. At least one very interesting problem that I’m trying to solve.
I’m also trying to eliminate the backlog of important topics that I’ve been meaning to blog about. For years I’ve had them waiting for me in my “drafts” folder, and I’ve been urged to get back to work on them. I’m sure you’ve noticed the recent steady stream of long-form posts on the blog; there’s more coming soon.
You may want to read this article titled “Google’s Software is Malware” on the GNU website, listing a number of problems with Google’s software and ethics. Highlights include back doors in their software, censorship and surveillance. After having quit most social media this week, I’m now also looking into getting rid of Google in my daily life. Read more ⟶