Saturday, February 20, 2021

A New Blog for Caturday

It's Caturday. I'm chillin', creating a new blog, because damn.

Censorship of free speech in the social media realm has gotten out of hand. It quickly escalated once Twitter crossed the rubicon and permanently suspended the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. 

Then came Microsoft's deplatforming of the mainly conservative site, Parler. Note to self: NEVER rely on a cloud server for your critical business needs. You didn't build that cloud.

The self-served social media site, Gab, hasn't faired much better. Its exponential growth has been self-limiting. They're up as often as down as of this post.

With Instagram (a Facebook company) threatening permanent suspension if they read something in YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES that they arbitrarily don't like, it's no wonder people are fleeing Big Tech for Small Tech and encrypted messaging... with caveats.

Forget Signal. It's had a backdoor to your Encrypted Messages from day one. Guess which agencies have your messages. Keybase.io? Do you trust their use of scaler technology? Read their fine print. Yes, they really use it. Sadly, even Telegram has has begun to audit its platform against "hate speech". What's their next target? By the way, Amazon cloud services is in court with Telegram, attempting to deplatform them like Parler, as I write. Fingers crossed. 

So, what's left? Your last and best bet for encrypted free speech remains MEGA, KimDotCom's service out of New Zealand. If you're not there already, join. Here's my sign up link: 
(MEGA gives you 50G of free storage space. I keep my 300+G library there for easy sharing. If interested, chat with me there.)

Here on covertress blog, I'll be sharing lots of information I find useful, mostly free E-books, documents, apps and services that I like. Occasionally, you'll find on OpEd, like this one. Sometimes I'll post a recipe or a photo of my cats. My tastes are eclectic. I hope you enjoy reading. 

(FYI, if you want to comment on a post here, you can do so without moderation once you become a member of the blog.)

We live in exciting times. No one knows which social media platform will be firmly seated when the music stops. Until then, I'll see you on Telegram (in my private group) and on MEGA. I'm "covertress" on both.

Happy Caturday!

Let's see your pet pics!