Automattic and WordPress Want to Save Journalism

Approaching Utopia Newsletter 1.3 Announcing Newspack – Newspack Automattic Inc, the parent company of WordPress.com, is joining with other news industry leaders to develop an advanced open-source publishing and revenue-generating platform for news organizations.  The effort is designed to address some of the persistent obstacles to creating economically sustainable models for journalism, particularly at the […]

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It turns out sustainability *is* cheaper.

Approaching Utopia Newsletter 1.2 Utilities pledge to go 100% carbon-free—and admit it’s cheaper — Quartz Two US electric utilities have promised to go 100% carbon-free—and admit it’s cheaper. This is a fantastic sign for the future. Finally, sustainability is taking priority and the capitalists are starting to be convinced. DerbyCon 9.0 – Every Beginning Has […]

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Is ProtonMail Trustworthy?

Today I was reading an article about a hacker kid who made fake bomb threats and ran a DDoS-for-hire group that attacked protonmail servers at least once. They were also ProtonMail users. The Problem It turns out ProtonMail, my encrypted mail service of choice (and vpn) colluded w/ government(s) to catch him. ProtonMail got angry […]

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