Self-described activist creator of Cell 411 app weirdly refuses to discuss its closed source tech because of anti-racist Twitter handle of the person asking

About a week ago I published a post cautiously praising the work of Boulder, Colorado based SafeArx, the company behind a smartphone app called Cell 411 claiming to cut down on the need for police: Let me be clear that I love the idea of a decentralized emergency alerting response platform. I think it’s incredibly …

You’re probably a non-racist and a non-rapist, but that’s a pathetically low standard that should be beneath you.

So, I have a question for you: are you you non-, or are you anti-? Several months ago in response to Ferguson, Baltimore, the killings of Freddie Gray and Tamir Rice my friend Kaitlyn put up a Facebook post breaking down the difference between non-racism and anti-racism. Most of are non-racist. Because racism is looked …

A Sneak Peek at Better Angels’ Buoy: the private, enhanced 9-1-1 for your personal community

As some of you already know, over the past several months, I’ve been working with a team of collaborators spanning four States and several issue areas ranging from alternative mental health/medical response, to domestic violence survivor support, to police and prison abolitionists. Although we don’t all share the exact same politics, we’ve come together as …

Prison Abolition Panel: Direct Action Software Development – SFLOKRC 2015

This year’s Students for Liberty Oklahoma Regional Conference (SFLOKRC) held a panel discussion and Q&A session focusing on prison abolition. On the panel were Cory Massimino, Nathan Goodman, and Rebecca Crane. The panel was also the first conference at which the newest project I’ve been working on, Better Angels/Buoy, was introduced to an audience of …

CryptoParty Albuquerque: Know Your (Digital) Rights

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of hosting CryptoParty Albuquerque. If you missed the party (and it was an awesome party), be sure to check out my “what you missed” post about CryptoParty Albuquerque. As I wrote there, my co-host and I began CryptoParty Albuquerque with two back-to-back presentations to ensure that everyone …

You’re invited to CryptoParty Albuquerque: Learn how to protect your data from prying eyes!

Recently, I’ve been helping these folks get the first ever CryptoParties happening in New Mexico. If you’re going to be in or around the Albuquerque, New Mexico area next weekend, join us for a party! Either way, tell your friends. :) CryptoParty Albuquerque, a new small collective of hackers, makers, and doers of various ages, …

Spain’s “Robin Hood” faces prison time for funding anti-capitalist social movements

In Spain, little-known hero faces prison time for funding anti-capitalist social movements: From 2006 to 2008, Duran took out 68 commercial and personal loans from 39 banks in Spain. He farmed the money out to social activists, funding speaking tours against capitalism and TV cameras for a media network. “I saw that on one side, …

Weev on antagonism

I think the best thing someone can possibly do for a work of art is to hatefully criticize it. […] I am able to cause impact precisely because I am so polarizing. Eyeballs are attracted to what I do because lots of people very viscerally dislike me. The spectacle of my presence causes more impact …

This July 4th, I spent the day on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri, participating in one of the day’s “Restore The Fourth Amendment” rallies that happened in over 50 cities across the United States. The most striking thing about this event was the sheer diversity of political persuasions the …