Tag: tor

by Tom Lowenthal

Facebook recently announced on its blog a new set of features adding support for the PGP email encryption system. The changes allow users to post their public email encryption key to their Facebook profile, inviting others to encrypt future emails. In a move that significantly bolsters security, it is also now possible to request that all […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tor and Bitlit offer discounted e-books to print-book owners (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. President Obama unveils plan to give 10k free e-books to low-income kids (Kwame Opam / The Verge) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? Watch the money (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. How to make multi-channel publishing profitable (Hal Robinson […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Ta-Nehisi Coates built the best comment section on the internet—and why it can’t last (Eva Holland / Longreads) 2. Google faces fight in Europe on search delisting (Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch) 3. Is Tor still secure after Silk Road? (Steven J. Murdoch / Phys.Org) 4. If Google pays Twitter for content, should it […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for articles about privacy tools (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing) 3. Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Ukraine’s civil […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why journalists can still trust anonymous search tool Tor (Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Paid apps aren’t dead – but they’re on life support (Christina Warren / Mashable) 3. Charting diversity among tech directors (Nitasha Tiku / Gawker) 4. BuzzFeed president: “We feel strongly that traditional media has given up on young […] more »

by Lynette Owens

In January, I wrote a piece about the Natick, Mass., public school district’s Digital Conversion, a program designed to transform and reshape how technology is used to improve its education system. For Natick, that meant issuing district-owned MacBooks to all of its students, grades 8-12, enabling a 1:1 blended teaching and learning environment with the […] more »

by Andrew Lih

“Security is the chief enemy of mortals.” – Shakespeare As the story of former General and CIA Director David Petraeus has unfolded, we continue to get surprising insights into the digital breadcrumbs that led to his surprise resignation. His downfall was brought about by a growing trail of electronic records held by today’s top commercial […] more »