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’ (SAS) 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 ⟶
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 ⟶
Hello slaves. I’m leaving most social media platforms today, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Twitter. For now, I’ll still be on LinkedIn and GitHub. Back in 2017 I had already decided that I was going to leave the major social media platforms because of all the censorship going on. Things have only gotten worse when it comes to censorship, and in addition we have all the privacy violations, tracking and security issues.
I’m leaving most platforms effective immediately; I’ll leave the accounts online for now but will not be monitoring, posting or commenting. Do not contact me there and do not expect a response. I’m using a longer grace period for WhatsApp of a month or two, but have already moved to using Signal for instant messaging; WhatsApp cannot be trusted anymore.
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A Google whistleblower by the name of Zach Vorhies went public on Project Veritas, leaking internal documents showing how Google is manipulating search results and is using their algorithms and products to present everyone online with a manipulated version of reality. The documents also show how Google is blacklisting certain websites (URLs) and content while in public they denied doing so. Read more ⟶
Censorship, shadow banning, deboosting and deplatforming are hot topics these days on the Internet, especially when it concerns the major social media platforms. I’ve blogged about this often in the last few months, and this time I want to detail one of my recent experiences on Reddit so that others can learn from it. Read more ⟶
I just uploaded two posters about the C++ programming language to GitHub. I made them specifically for this year’s CppCon C++ conference but they were not accepted by the CppCon Poster Review Committee. Most of the committee members did appreciate the humor but had other concerns, among which the use of some strong language. Read more ⟶
About two years ago Cloudflare’s CEO Matthew Prince mentioned how nobody should have the power to decide whether or not someone should be allowed on the Internet, after he decided to take down The Daily Stormer website. Here’s what the moron had to say: Literally, I woke up in a bad mood and decided someone shouldn’t be allowed on the Internet. No one should have that power. Read more ⟶
I’ve been planning to stop using WhatsApp and other social media applications for a while now and a recent blog post on Forbes justifies that move even more. Read more ⟶
Hello slaves. I hope you’re all having a good day so far. It looks like you’ll have to provide all details about your social media activity to the terrorist government of the USA if you want to obtain permission to travel to their plantation from now on. I bring the following information to your attention published on The New York Times: “U.S. Read more ⟶
Eric Raymond blogged about the danger of using “Software as a Service” (SAS) in light of Salesforce.com recently banning customers from selling firearms. Read more ⟶