So the government of Kazakhstan is MITM'ing all SSL'ed traffic https://lobste.rs/s/uqj8nq/mitm_on_all_https_traffic_kazakhstan#c_0boxyk
The way they are doing this is by adding a Certificate Authority (CA) that allows them to snoop all traffic.
This is, by the way, why SSL is criticized as being "only as secure as the weakest CA in your system". Here it's deliberate, but that's a problem in general.
I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/blob/master/README.org
There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.
What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.
Beautiful generative art playing cards from my colleague Shiqing He. https://medium.com/@heslicia/how-i-designed-playing-cards-using-a-data-visualization-design-approach-d8c39a49f651
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I would like to thank #mbmbam for making laundry folding bearable.
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Stay classy, Wayfair.
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7/ For most of their existence, Nazi concentration camps existed for exactly the same purpose as the camps at the US border. Repeat: exactly the same.
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