Karen Rustad on November 6, 2013 Least Authority Enterprises has joined the ranks of the licensees of the Open Invention Network! Open Invention Network maintains a royalty-free patent pool that anyone who agrees to never assert patent claims against the Linux kernel can use. This both gives Linux a retaliatory weapon against future patent trolls and forestalls intellectual property related
The next LAFS summit starts next Monday, November 11! When: Monday 11-Nov-2013 (afternoon only) Tuesday 12-Nov 2013 (all day) Wednesday 13-Nov-2013 (all day) Where: The Mozilla SF Office, 2 Harrison (at Embarcadero) Who: at least Brian and Daira, plus everyone else who can make it We’ll have drinks and snacks, wifi, and an online videochat going too. We’ll
Karen Rustad on November 6, 2013 The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s tech blog has some lovely things to say about LAFS at S4. Snippet: Tahoe’s protections against third-party snooping and deletion have the kind of strong mathematical guarantees that reassure security experts that Tahoe-LAFS is well-defended against certain kinds of attack. That also means its privacy and
Karen Rustad on August 19, 2013 Yesterday LinuxBSDos.com featured S4 and LAFS in an article on secure, distributed cloud storage. We had a bit of a quibble with the article’s first line, though: Looking for a solution to give you an edge in the ongoing struggle between you and the authorities over the privacy of your data?
Open Letter to Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas of Silent Circle, On The Closure of the “Silent Mail” Service
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn on August 16, 2013 This open letter is in response to the recent shutdown of Lavabit , the ensuing shutdown of Silent Circle’s “Silent Mail” product, Jon Callas’s posts about the topic on G+, and Phil Zimmermann’s interview in Forbes. Also, of course, all of this is unfolding in the context of the 2013 Mass Surveillance Scandal. Dear Phil and
Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn on July 30, 2013 Simple Secure Storage Service (S4), a backup service that encrypts your files to protect them from the prying eyes of spies and criminals. “People deserve privacy and security in the digital data that make up our daily lives.” said the company’s founder and CEO, Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn. “As an individual or