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Introducing Gitnuro

May 23 2024 Gabriel

Many hands make light work. This is the essence behind the idea of Operation: Beehive which outlines how people can use various software collaboration tools for non-technical uses. Git by it’s nature is an offline-first collaborative tool, this perfectly models what the optimal offline/online balance should be for many activities. To maintain our digital autonomy, it’s crucial to find ways to collaborate without being locked behind cloud platforms or locked-in services.

Digging Deep into Digital ID

May 05 2024 Gabriel

Join Gabriel & Liam Sturgess in a discussion taking a look at the video Canada Fell Behind on Digital ID by Canadian Civil. The video contrasts Canada’s government log-in systems against Australia’s RealMe single sign-on, making the argument that Canada should make changes. This video, presents an opportunity to learn from advocates for strong Digital ID systems, and to refine our understanding of the merits and pitfalls of that position.

Unjected Shows Nothing But Contempt For Their Users

Apr 12 2024 Gabriel

Earlier this week, I hastily recorded a video for the substack newsletter to dennounce the astounding behavior by Unjected in response to news breaking of their site being found to have serious vulnerabilities. Instead of informting their users of the risks of their information being vulnerable, the company instead would prefer to downplay and dismiss any concerns and mislead their users about what steps they should take to protect their private information.

The Jason Lavigne Show

Mar 26 2024 Gabriel

I had the pleasure of Joining Jason Lavigne on The Lavigne Show. It was an excellent opportunity to share my message with a Canadian audience of liberty-minded individuals across the country. Jason has had a fascinating variety of guests on his show including Hrvoje of Geopolitics & Empire, Doc Malik, JJ Couey and even Dr Robert Malone among many others. It has been an honor to be featured on the Lavigne Show, and I was absolutely astounded at the positive feedback I received in the live chat.

Online Threats & Technocracy with Hrvoje Morić

Mar 20 2024 Gabriel

I had an excellent time talking with Hrvoje Morić on his TNT Radio show. I highly recommend getting caught up with some of his great interviews with a very wide variety of fascinating guests. If you don’t already know of Hrvoje, you’re missing out and should absolutely take a look at Geopolitics & Empire! Breaking Update An update from the Geopolitics & Empire telegram channel: Hrvoje has left the building! I have finally found a guerrilla with enough experience to replace me on TNT Radio.

A Warning about Network States with Hrvoje Morić

Mar 11 2024 Gabriel

In anticipation of publishing a new tools of the technocracy article, I had a chat with Hrvoje on his show to talk about what I had learned watching through The Network State Conference 2023. It’s clear that the entire concept of Network States as published in The Network State and highlighted by the speakers, is at best an attempt to dress up an all-encompassing technocratic terror. At worst, it’s a declaration of a world-wide open bid on human surveillance and control.

Attention Democracy with William Maggos

Mar 06 2024 Gabriel

In a special converation you would have a hard time finding elsewhere, Gabriel joins William Maggos to discuss the fediverse, attention economy, and the Culture War. Taking a sober look at the very foundation of our media and online discussions, William Maggos introduces the concept of attention democracy, where we can have a real impact on culture by choosing platforms that put people in charge of helping spread ideas and culture.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Hunter Stabler

Feb 18 2024 Gabriel

Thrilled to have had an excellent conversation with Hunter Stabler about digital autonomy and the arts. We spoke about many different topics, ranging from Free Software, community, and the broader impact of social media. It was a pleasure to connect with somebody who’s taken many steps towards reclaiming their digital autonomy, and has such incredible talent. You can take a look at Hunter’s creations on his Pixelfed. We share an affinity for Blender Antennapod and XMPP.

Pushing Back against Surveillance and Control with Hrvoje Morić

Feb 16 2024 Gabriel

Early this month, Hrvoje and I had a conversation about how governments and corporations are tightening their grip over the information landscape. We discussed some of my latest work, and it was an excellent opportunity to add some finer detail to points that come up often. Near the end, we talk about the war on dissent in Germany. It’s important to note that the acquittal of CJ Hopkins is being appealed by the German government.

Mindwalled: The Pilot Episode

Feb 06 2024 Gabriel

I had the pleasure of taking part in a long-form discussion about the current state of technology and our experience on the fediverse. It’s been wonderful getting to know Theory who is a brilliant software developer and has a very sound technical mind. The conversation was recorded on Mumble, editied in Audacity and hosted on PeerTube. One thing that excites me about this particular project is that it is one of many ways to demonstrate how we really don’t need big tech services to distribute media.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Anne Gibbons

Jan 12 2024 Gabriel

I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to discuss Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Anne Gibbons. Anne is a courageous cartoonist and an inspiration to those who want to learn to make their mark on the canvas of history. We discuss the unique challenges that impact our lives at the cross-section of digital autonomy and artistic expression. I really appreciated having a discussion with a creative and passionate voice with such a wealth of experience.

Data Shedding

Jan 11 2024 Gabriel

The following video is a summary of a report on how programmatic advertising can be weaponized for mass real-time surveillance. This report is highly troubling but not particularly surprising. If you want to learn how it’s being used, read up on the mastodon thread made by one of the report’s authors. Links: Mastodon Thread Europe’s Hidden Security Crisis Report Further Reading: The Military Origins of Facebook How Palantir Conquered the World Total Information Awareness Understanding Malicious ads

2023 Recap

Dec 31 2023 Gabriel

Updates Skip Past Updates Highlights of 2023 Items of Interest PeerTube At the start of 2023 I Launched the Libre Solutions Network peertube instance. Over 450 views on the PeerTube channel is a great start! I’m sure it would grow a lot faster if I opened registrations but truthfully I don’t really want to be responsible for other people’s accounts! Having a peertube instance that allows follows seems to be a great compromise.

Face to Face on the The Hrvoje Morić Show

Dec 26 2023 Gabriel

I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share insights that don’t fit neatly into longer posts. Hrvoje Morić who is well known for Geopolitics & Empire, is a fascinating person to talk to and a very knowledgeable host. We hit many important topics, opening with how big tech is working to regain people’s trust as well as legislative attacks on people’s online freedom. We also discuss Signal and the Open Technology fund, as well as cost savings from ditching the cloud.

Digital Autonomy & The Arts with Margaret Anna Alice, Visceral Adventure & Liam Sturgess

Dec 13 2023 Gabriel

In what has become my most ambitious media project yet, I had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with people I look up to as among my personal heroes. The Digital Autonomy Series is now one of my favorite projects as it allows the Libre Solutions Network to truly start to live up to its name. Visceral Adventure I got to know Tonika through Operation Uplift. Her open mind, kindness, and drive are huge inspiration.

Digital Autonomy and Resilient Living

Dec 08 2023 Gabriel

In this feature of Digital Autonomy Discussions Gabriel had a discussion with Rebecca Cunningham who runs Red Flyer Media. She is a Visual Storyteller, Motorcycle Rider, Vagabond, Video Editor, Moto-Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker. We discuss censorship resistance, the rural and urban divide, as well as the many factors of building up one’s own independence. Resources Referenced: Meshtastic New Packet Radio Bear’s Prepper Classroom Playlist Jack Spirko Nicole Sauce More to Come This series is intended to help bring together different voices to explore how technology can help (or hinder) people’s ability to live their lives.

November Recap

Nov 27 2023 Gabriel

New posts: Papers Please: The Attack on Online Privacy The EU Cyberwar on People & the Web A Grayjay Review The Hrvoje Moric Show I joined the Hrvoje Moric Show to discuss the eIDAS 2.0 proposal concerns. Notably the introduction of a state-mandated root certificate in browsers, as well as the digital ID framework. Listen on podbean Digital Autonomy Series You’re invited! I’m quite happy with how the Digital Autonomy and the Arts discussions have gone.

October Recap

Oct 31 2023 Gabriel

Updates Digital Autonomy and the Arts Part 3 Gabe of Libre Solutions on The Hrvoje Morić Show DIY Cyber Audit Applied Cyberwar: Hardware Exploits Affinity Scams Locals: World War E Refresher Practical Reform News Digital Services Act & Dashboard No Easy Way Out: the Effectiveness of Deplatforming an Extremist Forum to Suppress Hate and Harassment Rand Paul Stymies Cyber Bills Over DHS Agency’s Alleged Censorship The Shapeshifting Crypto Wars Charting the Depths: The World of Subsea Cables Adtech Surveillance and Government Surveillance are Often the Same Surveillance Internet Access Shouldn’t Be a Bargaining Chip In Geopolitical Battles Putting Censorship Circumvention to the Test: Security Audit Findings Grayjay App https://grayjay.

Digital Autonomy and the Arts: Part 3

Oct 21 2023 Gabriel

It is my honor and pleasure to have worked alongside such a passionate and talented writer. Margaret Anna Alice is an inspiration to those worldwide who wish to resist and dismantle totalitarianism. She is one of many critical voices in these turbulent times. Margaret Anna Alice writes about media narratives, politics, propaganda, mass control, psychology, history, philosophy, language, film, art, music, literature, culture, and health with a focus on COVID at Margaret Anna Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Digital Autonomy and the Arts: Part 2

Sep 05 2023 Gabriel

Liam Sturgess and Visceral Adventure join Gabriel to discuss the arts and cyberspace. Watch Gabriel & Liam’s previous discussion on digital autonomy and the arts here You can follow Visceral Adventure on Substack, Twitter & Rumble Visit liamsturgess.com to stay up to date with Liam’s work. You can also follow him via Twitter or the Fediverse at @LiamSturgess@gigaohm.bio Don’t forget to check out his series Microjourneys on Rumble. Which is also mirrored on this instance

Digital Autonomy and the Arts

Jul 20 2023 Gabriel

This conversation is a follow-up to a piece written last year Art is the expression of the human soul, with it’s value being largely in the eye of the beholder. Corporations and governments can imitate art, or mass produce it with financial advantages, but they can’t compete with genuine creativity borne from real passion and real experiences. Tyranny isn’t beautiful, and slavery isn’t inspiring. When given a choice, people will naturally choose the free and beautiful over the rigid and stagnant.

DDoS Attack on the Mind (with Operation Uplift)

May 09 2023 Gabriel

Introducing the Operation Uplift Community Watch on Rounding The Earth

RTE Discussions - Encryption

May 08 2023 Gabriel

Watch on Rounding The Earth Follow Rounding The Earth on Substack or locals and RSS

Storing and Protecting Knowledge - Round Table with Mark Kulacz

Apr 18 2023 Gabriel

Mirrored from: https://rumble.com/v2iuqae-storing-and-protecting-knowledge-round-table-w-mark-kulacz-and-gabriel.html Gabriel, Mark Kulacz, Liam Sturgess and Mathew Crawford discuss how to protect knowledge in an age of rampant censorship and manipulation. Show links: Previous Discussion TNT Radio Interview houseatronic.live Let’s Talk America Ep1 The best website for a single person Wayback tool Tiki Toki The Plandemonium Timeline Project Covid-19 Bio-defense Mafia Tracking Links video MetaPrep Education Community Rounding the Earth locals Campfire Wiki Follow Rounding The Earth on Substack or locals and RSS

Rounding The Earth Interview

Mar 28 2023 Gabriel

Rounding The Earth Gabriel of Libre Solutions Network joins Mathew Crawford and Liam Sturgess to introduce the RTE community to an ever-growing world of alternative platforms for social media, communication and more. Watch on Rumble Show notes on Rounding The Earth Follow Rounding The Earth on Substack or locals and RSS

Introduction to the Fediverse

Feb 20 2023 Gabriel

Introduction to the fediverse Part of Operation Chorus Call to action: Join the FediverseA simple, but very effective way to tip the scales in favor of free speech.

Simple Tips: Tracking Links

Aug 23 2022 Gabriel

You can clean your links by removing extra parameters or making sure to only send perma-linked content to people.