On Tuesday 16th December 2014, a large police operation took place in the Spanish State. Fourteen houses and social centres were raided in Barcelona, Sabadell, Manresa and Madrid; books, leaflets and IT material were seized; and eleven people were arrested and sent to the Audiència Nacional, a special court handling issues of “national interest”, in Madrid. Continue reading
This is a collection of links to pages that say why it is not a good idea to use certain email providers
This is little more than a collection of links, hopefully in chronological order, that can help get a rough idea of what is going on with Megauploads, SOPA, etc.
Aktivix and its networks are committed to not holding any information that is not necessary to run its services, and even the minimum information that is held, will be held from corporate and state authorities as much as possible.
(and not one with some .com site based on adverts, or with your geek neighbour)
https://network23.org/ was down for about a day and a half, a few days ago. There were problems with blogs hosted with n23 but with their own domain, Continue reading
These are extracts from a list discussion between “tech” and “non-tech” people. I found them useful for a wider public, for even wider discussion, even for reference for the future. That is another way blogs can be used for.
Excuse the plagiarism.
“[…] The only way, in my honest opinion, for righteous techs to help activists be more tech savy is to […] seeing how the world looks from a non techy activist mindset.. and then to take the […] steps required to cater to the needs of people who do not feel or think the same way as techs do […],
Are you having problems between your cool email service provider and corporate email providers?
For the purpose of this explanation, a “cool email provider” is a provider listed as signatories of the statement on Data Retention on this page:
Firefox and IE give you that warning because they do not want to interact with indymedia’s certificate. Both browsers (most if not all) are part of the corporate world and only interact well with certificates created within the corporate world. Indymedia and friends keep out of the corporate world as much as possible. That is why they work with certificates that do not come from that world.
If we would not accept to receive our bank statements on a postcard and we always seal our love letters, why do keep sending non-encrypted emails? Probably, because encrypting an email is not as simple as sealing an envelope. While it only takes a simple gesture to close an envelope, email encryption requires, namely: a pair of keys, a passphrase to activate them and a program to handle it all. One of the most popular ways to use encryption is probably with Thunderbird and its PGP plug-in. Once both are installed, it is all pretty intuitive.
But what do you do if you don’t even have a computer, and/or you have to use computers that are not yours, to connect to the internet? Continue reading