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Pssst! If you're in New York or Montreal and you haven't tried Breather yet, use my personal coupon code, IKNOWEVAN1, to get a couple of free hours for evaluation.

http://breather.com/ for details.

It pays to know me, folks.
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That's an interesting idea. I see how it can be useful for entrepreneurs who are starting out and can't afford offices for the occasional client visit.

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Are you a Muslim who prays daily? I need your help with an idea; please message me.
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I'm sure there's already an app for that :)

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Government must stop competing with tech companies in invasive abuses of privacy; that's our job.

http://reformgovernmentsurveillance.com
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+Don Marti So if an attractive woman dresses provocatively and is raped, where do you stand?

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The intellectual father of the transatlantic slave trade doesn't deserve a national holiday https://e14n.com/evan/note/OTNQmHfdRZudQwzobR1bGQ
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+Stav Prodromou Fair point, but de las Casas is mostly known for suggesting African slavery; Washington, Jefferson et. al. are celebrated for other achievements.
 
Here's a great interview with me about #pumpio #identica and #statusnet . I think it's fantastico.
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+Evan Prodromou "Your mind powers will not work on me boy."  (Though, if you have some time points you'd like to highlight, I might download the thing and fire up MOC and fast forward through the inevitable bafflegab that is inherent in a two-hour podcast)
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Trying this game for the first time.

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As most of you know, I've been working on a project called Breather for the last 6 months.

We got a lot of press last summer (basically "Great idea!" stories).

This article in @The Next Web is the first story by someone who tried out the service.

I recommend it if you're interested.
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Way to go guys!

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I'd love getting birthday wishes on the pump network.

If you don't have a pump network account yet, go to http://pump.io/tryit and sign up.

You can then go to https://e14n.com/evan and follow me.

Thanks!
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Thanks to federated social networks, you can now do both. :)

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No intentional backdoors in our products

(Originally from https://e14n.com/evan/note/6TeLvhQPTHu7BQwhoTvZOA)

In his "NSA Surveillance: A Guide to Staying Secure", Bruce Schneier describes how NSA and other agencies get access to data:

> Basically, the NSA asks companies to subtly change their products in
> undetectable ways: making the random number generator less
> random, leaking the key somehow, adding a common exponent to a
> public-key exchange protocol, and so on. If the back door is
> discovered, it's explained away as a mistake.

I'd like to state publicly that while we have had security issues in StatusNet and pump.io in the past, we have never intentionally introduced security errors into any of our software for any reason, including to make government surveillance easier.

When we have received information from researchers, we've done prompt public disclosure including rapid release of a patch, usually in less than 24 hours. We have not left security issues unreported or unfixed for any reason, including to make government surveillance easier.

I'm happy to answer any questions about this in public or via email at evan@e14n.com.
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One can only imagine the variants and forks of these malware/trojan/phishing scripts out there.  Hackers hacking on hackers, spoofing unknowing newbies into becoming remotely controlled bots for bad intentions.

We have somebody who wrote a script that hacks into PeopleAggregator, creates accounts, and then does nothing.  There are several variants of this script out there - and every once in a while it appears - again.  I assume it was written by this "one" coder - who I had to fire.  So he's been spreading this script around - we fill the hole - and then it appears again.

Ah - the joys of "open source!"

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I wanted to take a second to respond to a question a few people have asked: has E14N given private data of its users to any government agencies?

I can say pretty clearly: categorically no. We've never had a request from the NSA or any other government organization to turn over data from identi.ca or status.net or any of the E14N pump servers.

This could be for several reasons.

Our data set of a couple of million users isn't big enough for anyone at the NSA to care about.

The fact that our corporate headquarters is in Canada makes us less attractive a resource to American government organizations. (I haven't had a request from any Canadian orgs, either, by the way.)

The activist privacy commission in Canada makes this kind of request difficult to do.

The prickly relationship between Quebec's provincial and Canada's federal government makes it harder to do.

They already get most of what they want from the public data we put out.

Our Open Source, hippy-dippy public image makes us less likely to be a compliant partner.

Whatever it is, I'm pretty committed to the privacy policy we've used for years.
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+Ade Oshineye That is true! I hadn't thought about it that way. Did I turn over data to the Illuminati? The Tongan mafia? Boy Scout Troop 337? And so on. I guess the best I can do is answer questions as they come in.
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