How to start improving your computer security.
Start using safer communication immediately:
Tox the instant messenger (for your computer and smartphone). Safer replacement for Skype. https://tox.chat/about.html
Tor Browser (safer WWW browser). https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
GPG/PGP to encrypt and sign your emails. How-to: https://securityinabox.org/en/guide/thunderbird
VeraCrypt: encrypt your files and discs. https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/
Tools that are more advanced or still in development.
Tor Messenger (still beta). Safer replacement for all chats including FB. https://blog.torproject.org/blog
Mailpile. Secure webmail client (in your computer). https://www.mailpile.is/
Further readings (yes, you have to read it)..
https://ssd.eff.org/en/ Surveillance Self Defence By Electronic Frontier Foundation.
http://thelearningcollective.nyc The Learning Collective (USA)
https://securityinabox.org/en Security in a Box, multilingual resources.
The all-win scenario
I have been watching them closely for months, since I arrived to Greece. I keep expressing my views on them every once a while, so again, this is not the main story for today. Today, let me tell you a story about resurrection. Continue reading Greeks, refugees and a cooperative resurrection
Towards a solidarity economy investment fund1
This text as a PDF: The-Octagon
This document outlines a structure and certain processes of an investment fund, dedicated for the solidarity economy area.
The model fund, called „The Octagon”, will be an intermediary between the realm of solidarity economy and the external entities, at the inter-community level.
The main role of The Octagon is to mediate between solidarity and non-solidarity entities, providing flow of funds to the solidarity sector and non-financial benefits to the external stakeholders. It will also play a role of a firewall, separating solidarity entities from the pressure put by non-solidarity environment.
The whole system will be based upon principles of solidarity economy, open technologies and cooperative movement. Continue reading The Octagon
It is my pleasure to inform that on Sunday, 27.09.2015, in Anexartiti Protovoulia in Thermaikos we have fully assembled and installed (inside the office big window) first prototype of a passive air heating solar panel, developed by Morris Dovey, who was here in August to teach us how to build it. The panel is working very well despite the fact that it doesn’t exactly follow the design specification at http://www.iedu.com/Solar/Panels/index.html. I will probably provide temperature measurements (outside, inside-input, inside-output), as soon as I put my hand on 2-3 thermometers.
Continue reading Solar Power to the People