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First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

This is why Session is decentralised, and runs on a community-controlled network.

We can't give away data that we don't have.



If you build a surveillance machine, governments and law enforcement will demand the data.


Apple is going to scan your pictures for harmful content. Here we explain how this affects your privacy online:

If you can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality you have no place in prevention efforts.

We don't own Session. Our community owns Session.

The only way to guarantee that a private messaging app is incapable of selling out its users is to build it that way.

So that's what we did.


The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act bans federal use of face surveillance and withholds some federal tax dollars from paying for it at the state and local level. Tell your elected officials now to co-sponsor this bill.

@eff This law is dangerous to internet speech, privacy, security, and competition. We hope our friends in the Great White North agree, and raise their voices to send it to the scrap heap of bad internet ideas from around the globe.

@eff This is dangerous for everyone, but especially marginalized groups. Faced with expansive and vague moderation obligations, little time for analysis, and major legal consequences if they guess wrong, companies inevitably over censor—and users pay the price.

Police to begin regular, warrant-free searches of homes for child abuse material

(submitted by als0)

Tutanota offers true end-to-end encryption and not encryption that will "allow companies to read and analyze data while keeping it encrypted to protect information from cybersecurity dangers and to maintain privacy." Just say 'No!' to Big Tech!

Recently, Apple unveiled plans to participate in mass surveillance by breaking their end-to-end encryption in iMessage and using machine learning in collaboration with law enforcement to detect and report people to the police for harbouring unlawful sexual images.

This means that US law enforcement will be conducting automated investigations on every person who stores an image on an iPhone and will have the means to read every message sent between iPhone users, which police were previously unable to read.

Don’t let the hysteria fool you into thinking that this will help ‘protect children’ – it will not. Malicious governments have been using the ‘protect children’ excuse to invade people’s privacy and expand surveillance for decades. Stop falling for it.

Stand up for your right to privacy and defend it.

This is really interesting. They colorized a photo by overlaying some lines in a grid and ONLY adding color to the lines but over-saturating the color. The rest of the image is black and white.

The result is that at a distance or in the thumbnail it just looks like an ordinary color photo. It is only when you look up close you notice what is going on.

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