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  • Coming soon: Pursuance, the music!

    Originally posted on The Pursuance Project:
    We are flattered, honoured, and delighted to announce that on November 17 German artist AGF aka poemproducer aka Antye Greie will release her latest album, Solidicity, on Bandcamp, featuring a song inspired by our very…

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  • Finding the (Alleged) Equifax Hackers

    Originally posted on Weapons Grade Shinanigans:
    In case you’ve been living under a rock since the afternoon of 9/7/2017, it should come as no surprise that Equifax recently disclosed one of the worst hacks in history. Equifax states that the…

  • Keynote Speech at WordCamp Ottawa: WordPress for Revolutionaries!

    Originally posted on raincoaster media:
    WordCamp Ottawa is on! Well, it’s on the 20th, 22nd, and 23rd of July! WordPress for Revolutionaries! An ambitious title, an ambitious talk, for my inaugural keynote speech! I’ve given a variation of this talk…

  • A Plea from Lauri Love

    Originally posted on The Gad About Town:
    The waiting is torture enough. Any individual placed in confrontation with the legal system knows that the process somehow moves too quickly in the most painful ways and then too slowly in other,…

  • Press Release: Swiss Domain Registry Switch threatening to disable wikileaks.ch

    Originally posted on hacktivist culture:
    Statement from The Swiss Pirate Party in English, German and French. It also doubles as an open letter to Wikileaks and their team. F o r   i m m e d i a t…

  • Op/Ed: Irina Tsukerman on Spies, Lies, and Reality

    Eye Spy

    We will be very surprised if this editorial, from lawyer Irina Tsukerman, does not cause kerfuffles a-plenty. Not every whistleblower is a whistleblower, and not every action which inconveniences those in power is worthy of worship. Pull up a chair,… Read More ›

  • #FreeMartyG Operation Announced for Marty Gottesfeld, Alleged #Anonymous Hacker

    Free Marty G

    Marty Gottesfeld resides in custody, held without bail, for allegedly attacking a hospital’s website via DDoS, in retaliation for the hospital’s alleged (there’s that word again) mistreatment of Justina Pelletier. Well, the mistreatment was actually real, separating her legally and… Read More ›

  • Who Is #Anonymous? A Viceland Video Report

    Anonymous by Enrique Dans

    This 22-minute video from Ben Makuch and the team at Viceland delves into the origin of Anonymous and their evolution from an amoral lulz-based prank collective to a “moralfagging,” weaponized activist hive. Featuring interviews with former LulzSec members Mustafa Al-Bassam… Read More ›

  • Tyranny of Structurelessness?

    The recent sexual assault and bullying allegations against Jacob Applebaum, formerly of Tor, have caused the digital security community to re-examine itself in the quest to prevent similar situations from arising in the future. In this guest post from McGill… Read More ›

  • FreeAnons Endorses September 9 National Prisoner Strike

    Support Prisoner Resistance via FreeAnons

    This important post is borrowed (with permission of the author) from the FreeAnons website, and announces the semi-regular return of The Cryptosphere. Sorry we’ve been gone for more or less six solid months. Things are returning to our normal “extremely… Read More ›

  • Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

    Originally posted on vellumatlanta:
    “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. Maybe I’m Not Pressing the…

  • Business Rocks 2016 Hackathon for the Homeless

    Originally posted on hacktivist culture:
    Business Rocks 2016 has hosted a global hackathon in a bid to help solve the ever-growing problem of homelessness through technology. From Manchester’s City Centre to the shores of the Mediterranean, homelessness isn’t just about rough sleepers…

  • Social Media Camp is Coming! Catch Us There!

    10 days to Social Media Camp

      Yes, kittens, in a mere ten days Social Media Camp begins in Victoria, BC, with speakers including your humble editrix. Use the special discount code “Raincoaster” for $100 off registration package AND get a free lunch with moi in… Read More ›

  • Crypto-Affirmations (or Crypto-Negations) for a Very Monday Monday

    Haters Gonna Hate...Anonymous! via Trollonymous on Blogspot

    if you know what we mean. Today’s Crypto-Affirmations or rather their Debbie Downer equivalent, come to us from our old friend, Professor Gabriella Coleman of McGill University in Montreal. This one has just the right mix of adorable and soul-chilling,… Read More ›

  • Edward Snowden Beams Into Vancouver, Talks #PanamaPapers, #BigData, #Security

    Mike Rogers, DHS Director, has a secret life. Via Jason Charney on Facebook

    Edward Snowden skyped into Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a talk entitled “Big Data, Security, and Human Rights” on April 5, and here it is! We’re a little behind with our Snowden Events coverage, but I blame Simon Fraser University,… Read More ›