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Giving up democracy to get it back

Do services like Facebook and Twitter really help worthwhile participation in democracy, or are they the most sinister and efficient mechanism ever invented to control people while giving the illusion that they empower us?

Australians stuck abroad and alleged sex crimes

Two Australians have achieved prominence (or notoriety, depending on your perspective) for the difficulty in questioning them about their knowledge of alleged sex crimes.

Comments about people with mental illness

A quote:

As the Buddha said 2500 years ago... we're all out of our fucking minds. (Albert Ellis)

There have been a few occasions over the last year where people suffering mental illnesses have been the subject of much discussion.

Do you own your phone or does it own you?

Have you started thinking about new year's resolutions for 2016? Back to the gym or giving up sugary drinks?

Want to use free software to communicate with your family in Christmas 2016?

Was there a friend or family member who you could only communicate with using a proprietary, privacy-eroding solution like Skype or Facebook this Christmas?

Would you like to be only using completely free and open solutions to communicate with those people next Christmas?

Real-Time Communication in FOSDEM 2016 main track

FOSDEM is nearly here and Real-Time Communications is back with a bang. Whether you are keen on finding the perfect privacy solution, innovative new features or just improving the efficiency of existing telephony, you will find plenty of opportunities at FOSDEM.

TADHack Paris - 12-13 December 2015

I'm currently in Paris for TADHack, an opportunity to collaborate on a range of telephony APIs and services. People can also win prizes by doing something innovative with the platforms promoted by the sponsors.

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