Grey propaganda against Signal


In the middle of last January, when the big tech oligarchs were nailing down their digital supremacy of the internet, Facebook announced in passing that it was going to harvest all the user data on WhatsApp, which it owns. This broke the deal making promise it’d made in ’14 when it took it over. Given … Continue reading

Things to do today.


The coup has succeeded and a foreign regime has been installed in the White House. That being the case, they’ll quickly move to consolidate their grip on power. As always in any crisis, keep a couple of things in mind. The first is there isn’t one that can’t be made worse still by losing your … Continue reading

Now big tech goes after Signal.


Writing a daily blog piece appears to have something in common with commenting on blogs – as soon as you hit publish, an interesting news item comes along. I’d barely published Friday’s piece about Facebook stabbing WhatsApp users in the back by changing the terms of agreement to allow them to harvest all your personal … Continue reading

Fighting big tech – WhatsApp


Up until ten or so years ago, the usual way of sending a typed message to anyone was via texting. All you needed was their mobile number and you could send a short text message to them which similar to them checking their email, you’d be sure they’d get the next time they turned on … Continue reading