Mailpile is an Iceland-based free/open source email service that's privacy oriented, integrating easy-to-use encryption and scalable searching. The idea is to produce something that'll run well as a cloud-based service or on your own desktop. They want to ship their first milestone in January 2014, and are looking to raise $100K on Indi-egogo to pay for the developer hours to see the project through. With the Mozilla foundation abandoning support for my beloved (but creaky) Thunderbird, I'm very interested in seeing what they come up with, and I've put my money where my mouth is, with a $128 donation. I'm especially impressed by their determination to integrate easy-to-use mail crypto -- the holy grail of email for decades now.
* A modern, open source web-mail application which runs well either on a personal computer or in the cloud
An intuitive, beautiful user interface that is a joy to use
User-friendly support for both OpenPGP and S/MIME encryption and signatures
A very fast, scalable search engine
Internationalization support, so Mailpile can speak your language
Sensible defaults that improve your workflow and help you handle incoming mail
A platform developers can customize and build upon, including a plugin architecture, support for themes and alternate user interfaces and of course good documentation
Mailpile - taking e-mail back
Maryland attorney general Brian E Frosh has filed a brief appealing a decision in the case of Kerron Andrews, who was tracked by a Stingray cell-phone surveillance device.
Another amazing Shmoocon talk is “Users Are People Too: How to Make Your Tools Not Suck for Humans,” presented by two key people from Simply Secure, a nonprofit devoted to improving security tool usability (I am a volunteer advisor to Simply Secure).
Securedrop is a robust, secure, anonymous system for whistleblowers to convey documents to news organizations, created by Aaron Swartz and taken up by the Freedom of the Press Foundation after his death.
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Real engineers build things. Super cool engineers build things with their hands and fingers, like our engineering forefathers did. No idea where to even begin to do that? This step by step Arduino course is now 92% off and is going to get you up and running, from zero to hero, in no time. So […]