Pretty Easy Privacy

January 26th, 2016 No comments

L’un de ses créateurs, Alex Antener, installé à Zurich, résume la philosophie du projet : « Nous voulons instaurer le chiffrement par défaut, que tout le monde utilisera sans y penser, presque sans le savoir. La période du texte circulant « en clair » sur le Net sera bientôt révolue, nous entrons dans une nouvelle ère. »

«Pretty Easy Privacy», le chiffrement automatique par défaut pour tous

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David Bowie

January 11th, 2016 No comments

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Burg – Der Hund verpisst sich!

January 7th, 2016 No comments

“Das Gemeindehaus ist beflaggt. Man wartet auf das Zeichen. Es regnet. Eine Tanne wird angeliefert, man freut sich darüber. Nicht gerade ein Schmuckstück, diese Tanne. Über ihren Herkunftsort schweigt man. Man hält zusammen, denn zusammen ist man stark. Weitere Flaggen werden gehisst. Die Zuschauer freut’s. Der Hund verpisst sich. «Merci, für den Baum den du gebracht hast. Hoffe er sei natürlich wie gewohnt aus dem Menziker Wald, denn dieser Brauch existiert so, dass das Bäumchen – dieser Freiheitsbaum – aus dem Menziker Wald kommen muss.» Das war sie schon, die Geschichte vom Baum im Mai.”

Diese dadaistische Geschichte vom Videokünstler Felix Halter ist in Burg (Kanton Aargau) entstanden. Bitte zahlreich anklicken, denn das Video hat heute erst 400 Klicks (seit 2012) und ist noch so gar nicht viral.

Der Videokünstler stellt zahlreiche weitere Werke aus seinem Oeuvre auf der folgenden Gallerie-Webseite aus:
Portrait zum Künstler:

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Why was “The call” banned? (Der Ruf)

January 5th, 2016 No comments

Last time I looked something up on Wikipedia it was about the german literary circle “Gruppe 47”, which got its group name because they where founded in the year 1947 after WW2. Fortuitously I looked this article up in both languages, german and english and surprisingly (or maybe not so much so) they have a very different viewpoint on the why of the fact that the groups newsflyer “Der Ruf” (the call) was banned 1947 – but see for yourself:

Screenshot Wikieintrag Gruppe 47 de Screenshot Wikieintrag Gruppe 47 en

So, who is right? Write if you know more.

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December 10th, 2015 No comments

He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed,
With his name painted clearly on each:
But, since he omitted to mention the fact,
They were all left behind on the beach.


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Mozilla is dead

December 10th, 2015 No comments
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December 8th, 2015 No comments


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YBTI @32C3

December 7th, 2015 No comments

youbroketheman There will be a “You broke the internet” / We fix the net” assembly @32C3 organised by GnuNet.

Currently it takes enthusiasts to fill in the gaps between what researchers and companies have released and turn it into something that actually works for the population. We think we need incentives to polish the protocol stack of a GNU Internet, and by GNU we mean that the involved software needs to be free as in free speech, and that we need regulation to actually deploy an upgrade of the Internet to a version that protects its participants from eavesdropping and social correlation.

Thunderbird gets new wings

December 3rd, 2015 No comments

pEp p≡p – pretty Easy privacy

There are ongoing issues with Thunderbird for quite some time now: as Mozilla Foundation’s mission evolved over time, Mozilla decided to stop further development. Today Thunderbird is released as a community project, and as a result Thunderbird has become a lower priority. It now lacks the resources it desperately needs to move forward – Thunderbird community is struggling to keep this important project up and running. Swiss-based p≡p Foundation is offering help here by stepping up to the plate and making sure Thunderbird continues to survive and ultimately continues to thrive. p≡p Foundation itself has the technical as well as financial resources to fork Thunderbird. Yet p≡p elects to continue working with the Mozilla Foundation and the Thunderbird community to find a joint, long term and clear solution to help Thunderbird. “Our common project is to consolidate and support Thunderbird development and help Thunderbird become sustainable, financially viable and autonomous as possible in the long term. p≡p is very passionate about this.” says Volker Birk, President of p≡p Council.

This cooperation would additionally allow Thunderbird to include an easy-to-use encryption solution. Thunderbird is a primary platform for p≡p as a mail client which is critical to crypto-party movement. “We want to make Thunderbird self-reliant again and aspire for the Thunderbird community to grow and flourish: We envision Thunderbird being an independent project, dedicated to open source and transparency, being community-driven, and at the same time promoting privacy to its users.” adds Volker Birk.
p≡p Foundation believes everyone deserves privacy and security by default and without hassle. With the p≡p project, it is set to finally deliver free software for what the cypher-punk movement has been striving for since the late 1980s: Easy Encryption for Everyone! The p≡p engine is Free Software, so p≡p software is free for the Internet community and all mankind.