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Chalking “STOP NSA SPYING” on Snowden’s old street

While I was on vacation in Hawaii, my friends and I took a trip to Edward Snowden’s former house in the Waipahu area. Not much to see—it’s just a house in a residential neighborhood—but we were nearby and thought it’d be fun to make the trip. Here’s a picture of the five of us posed […]

Our encryption tools must be free software, not just open source

In order to serve its purpose at all, encryption and secure communications software has to be single-mindedly dedicated to protecting and promoting its user’s interest. In the real world, that dedication can be subverted in a handful of ways. Broadly speaking, these failures can come from with technical problems, or from the developer’s interest being […]

Pwn the Drones presentation at HOPE

Last week my colleague (and fellow @drones operator) Trevor and I had the opportunity to present at the HOPE9 conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. It was an amazing conference and I was really honored to get to speak there. Our presentation was titled “Pwn the Drones: A Survey of UAV Hacks and […]

Maiden voyage for my Public Laboratory balloon mapping kit

Last weekend, Trevor and Maira and I took the balloon mapping kit I received as a reward for backing the Public Laboratory Kickstarter project out for a spin. The kit is simple and inexpensive by design. It contains a 5.5 foot balloon, a very long string and winder, rubber bands, and assorted clips, rings and […]