Browser activity and IP addresses are
being logged by government surveillance.
Anonymity is won only by understanding
and using multiple tools
3 days ago
Crypto-anarchism (or crypto-anarchy) is a form of anarchy accomplished through computer technology. Crypto-anarchists employ cryptographic software to evade persecution and harassment while sending and receiving information over computer networks, in an effort to protect their privacy, their political freedom, and their economic freedom.
One motive of crypto-anarchists is to defend against surveillance of computer networks communication. Crypto-anarchists try to protect against government mass surveillance, such as PRISM, Tempora, telecommunications data retention, the NSA warrantless surveillance, Room 641A, the FRA and so on. Crypto-anarchists consider the development and use of cryptography to be the main defense against such problems.
#philosophy💬 #encryption💬 #anarchy💬
2 months ago
Hashtags can only contain letters, numbers, and underscores. They cannot contain spaces.
Hashtags must be separated by spaces! If you cram a string of hashtags together without spaces between them, they're hard to read, and on Openbook only the first hashtag will be turned into a link (in order to to discourage such madness).
Hashtags usually start with a letter, although they CAN start with a number, but ONLY if they ALSO include letters. This allows the original use of the "#" symbol to represent numbers without causing conflict with the newer use of # to represent hashtags. For example, numbers such as #1, or the meaning of life #42, will not turn into hashtag links or generate wiki articles.
Hashtags cannot have a space anywhere inside the hashtag, since a space marks the end of a hashtag. However, a hashtag can contain multiple words, as long as there are no spaces between the words. To make the hashtag more readable, capitalize each word in it. For instance, you can write @OpenbookHistory💬 instead of @openbookhistory💬, even though these both link to the same hashtag. You can also use an underscore in a hashtag, although this is uncommon.
If you're into the history of hashtags check out @HashtagHistory💬.
To theorize about how we can best use hashtags, use @HashtagTheory💬.
To learn how hashtags can inspire mass action, search these two hashtags together:
#howto💬 #openbook101💬 #hashtags101💬
2 months ago
Openbook is Anonymous' answer to Facebook.
The problem was the mass surveillance.
The problem was the mass hysteria.
The problem was the algorithmic newsfeed.
The problem was that everything you said was tied to your irl identity.
The problem was the Ad Hominem Fallacy.
Openbook is our solution.
2 months ago
“Look man, we'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what's human and magical that still live and glow despite the times' darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.”
2 weeks ago
We're starting to see some more effects of global warming...
"It's So Damn Hot Around The World Right Now"
..these symptoms are a sign of all of us humans failing each other, and they will only worsen as long as we fail to rapidly and radically alter our lifestyles to better suit our biosphere.
"[wildfires are] also burning throughout the Arctic Circle, particularly in Siberia. The flames release climate-heating carbon dioxide into the atmosphere."
“The amount of CO2 emitted from Arctic Circle fires in June 2019 is larger than all of the CO2 released from Arctic Circle fires in the same month from 2010 through to 2018 put together,” Thomas Smith, a geography professor at the London School of Economics, told Motherboard.
"The heat baked France, which shattered its temperature record: In Gallargues-le-Montueux, in southern France, temps hit 114 degrees Fahrenheit on June 28, beating the 2003 record of 111 degrees during a heat wave that left 15,000 dead."
"Temperatures hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit in early June in Churu in Northern India. They’ve abated since, but water reservoirs are still drying up."
"In the Chinese capital, temperatures hit at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit in early June, according to the Beijing News. That’s the hottest day the city’s seen in the last 50 years."
2 months ago
What if there were a conspiracy so vast, so powerful, so ubiquitous, that even those who are a part of it don't realize that it exists?
2 months ago
The purpose of Openbook is to create a platform that can channel the collective voice of humanity, shielded by anonymity, and propagated through multiplicity and decentralization, to allow an ongoing unstoppable flow of truth.
Of course, this truth will always come along with the lies, the lulz, the trolls, and the psy-ops of the dark forces, but this is the mission of Openbook: to #keepthep0rtalsopen💬, and maintain the openness that the Internet originally introduced to humanity before "skynet" started to funnel humanity into the mind prison upheld by the combination of identity-driven social media and government-sponsored totalitarian surveillance programs.
#openbook💬 #thep0rtals💬 #openbook101💬
2 months ago
Announcing Operation: #whatsinit💬?
The chemical industry has gotten way out of hand. The industrial complex is so over-reaching that it's hard to find anything that isn't full of toxins, and harder to figure out exactly which toxins. Lobbyists have muddled the truth, and slowed progress in regulation, as usual.. and when a chemical does finally get regulated, chemists often just swap out one molecule for another, give it another name, and the show goes on.
This operation calls for seeking out the truth to what things contains what chemicals. This includes food, household items, natural products - everything. What's in it? What don't we know?
Label your posts in a way that organizes it by the items themselves, like @food💬, @lumber💬, @clothing💬, or whatever else you're exposing, and finally tag it with #whatsinit💬