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Hi, I’m Joshua. I’m an adult (yes, we exist!). I’m a shy, socially anxious introvert that enjoys video games. When I’m not playing video games or sleeping I enjoy spending way too much time on social media (mostly Twitter) advocating for the many things I am passionate about, including human rights, free speech, privacy, child sexual abuse prevention, the climate crisis, criminal legal system reform, and probably others that I can’t think of right now.

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Matrix for the masses platform Element One goes live: $5 a month with WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram bridges



🎉 Element One is here; One chat app to bring your WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram chats into Element.

Don’t burn any more bridges with your friends 🌉 because they're not on Element or Matrix! 😎🪄



A thread on your encryption habits🧵

Global Encryption Day is coming up this week and the theme is #MakeTheSwitch (as in, to end-to-end encryption).

With that in mind I want to talk about your personal ‘encryption threshold’



Apple’s photo scanning program breaks encryption, endangering the privacy and security of users. Don’t take our word for it—watch a livestream panel discussion with representatives from human, digital, and children’s rights groups:

Privacy is a team sport. That's why we put together a free resource to help make it easier to become a digital security educator.

Now that HTTPS is actually everywhere, take a moment to make sure it is enabled on your browser.

The school Chromebook is the only device some kids have, and the school Wi-Fi is the only internet connection,” - EFF attorney Sophia Cope. School surveillance destroys the only space where kids from lower-income families can communicate privately online.

If you could take a cross-section of the average city block, you would see the ways that the built environment of surveillance in, over, and under our cities makes this an entwined problem that must be combated through entwined solutions.

RT のあゆき声かけたら「ん??」って感じで反応してくれるの可愛い

I had a thought. So I’ve been doing advocacy for child sexual abuse prevention since roughly April 2019, a little over 2 years. During that time period I’ve met a decent number of ““self-identified pedophiles”. And I had this very interesting revelation. The pedophiles that I have met have been some of the most empathetic, kind, caring individuals that I’ve ever met. On other other hand, I’ve also met plenty of Trump supporters, and they have been some of the most hateful, unempathetic brainless people that don’t care about any other human beings. Basically, the revelation I had was: pedophiles are better than trump supporters.

Now, a theory: my theory is the people that have been through the worst shit and has experienced the worst shit are some of the kindest people because that kindness is how they wished they’d been treated by others.

Ok, no sex education for high schoolers, in that case! Got to keep anyone a day under 18 completely ignorant to sex, exposing them to anything sexual is grooming! Now watch STIs, sexual abuse, and unwanted pregnancies skyrocket.

I'm sure if someone mentioned this you'd backtrack and say "Well that's different" but for real, you've got to pay attention to what you're saying. "Don't expose minors to ANYTHING sexual" is a more ridiculous take than you think it is.

oh boy, playing with fire today apparently. Someone included “protect all kids” in a tweet. So I replied with something along the lines of “yes, we should protect all kids. That includes protecting the pedophilic kids.

Question for anyone that has used Matrix/Element more than I have. I want to fuck around and try out the different bridges. But the only ones I see listed are IRC & Slack. But I’m not really interested in those, I would love to try out the bridges for Telegram/Twitter/Instagram/Email/Discord/Signal

Several Sacramento legislators indicate they plan to vote no on SB 4/AB 14, bills to solidify CA's new universal fiber program, due to cable industry opposition. Urge your legislators to vote yes and stand up for Californians who need reliable internet.

NYPD used face surveillance to identify a speaker at a protest for Black lives, then sent dozens of armed officers to arrest him at his home. Police must stop using face surveillance.

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