The Qubes operating system, while focusing on computer security, also illustrates an aspect of digital we tend to ignore or take for granted: that identity is fluid and flourishing.
The Parrot Project is a great example of the versatility and security possible when using free and open source software. Today’s issue of Future Tools looks at Parrot OS, a secure operating system with a strong focus on privacy and cybersecurity.
Email remains a pillar of our society. A generally reliable and stable tool, that we generally take for granted. ProtonMail is a great example of email backed by strong encryption.
Rocket Chat is developed out of Porto Allegre in Brazil. Like our past issue on Matrix and Riot, it is an alternative to Slack, and has apps for every platform.
Historically, strong encryption has remained out of reach for the average user. Is that changing now that tools like the Brave browser are making encryption accessible, while also enabling web access to be safer and faster?
Riot is a decentralized, encrypted chat and collaboration tool, “powered” by Matrix, an open source project that has created an open standard for secure, real-time communication and organizing.
Tor is free and open source software, and the Tor Network is operated by volunteers around the world using that software, making it possible for people to randomize their Internet traffic and potentially protect their identity and activity.
For this issue let’s focus on keybase. The simplest way to sum up keybase is to say that it aspires to make encryption easy. Their slogan is “crypto for everyone!” and their goal is to enable the active and widespread use of encryption.