OTF – The “Independent” Internet Freedom Organization That Makes All Your Favorite Privacy Apps – is Staffed Full of Spies

WASHINGTON – The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is one of the most influential and celebrated organizations in the hacking and internet freedom communities. Well over two billion people globally use OTF-produced software, including communications app Signal and web browser Tor, services that are specifically marketed to privacy-conscious consumers looking to circumvent government censorship and surveillance. Yet its close links to the U.S. national security state raise many worrying questions about whether the world is making a mistake by trusting the organization and its products. Through its research and sponsorship, the OTF is responsible for apps and services that can boast a massive reach. It is estimated that more than two-thirds of all smartphones are equipped with OTF offerings, apps that brand themselves as the obvious choice for privacy-minded users. The OTF describes itself as “an independent non-profit organization committed to advancing global Internet freedom,” adding that it “supports projects focused on counteracting repressive censorship and surveillance, enabling citizens worldwide to exercise their fundamental human rights online.” There is strong evidence, however, to suggest that the Open Technology Fund is not what it claims to be: that it is neither independent nor truly committed to online freedom and privacy. First, while

China Says Samples Of Imported Salmon Tested Positive For COVID-19

We’ve been paying close attention to Chinese propaganda since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, and six months in now, we must give the CCP credit where credit is due: thanks to the tightly controlled media atmosphere inside the country, the CCP’s propaganda machine is mercilessly effective. With the full weight of the state-controlled pressContinue reading “China Says Samples Of Imported Salmon Tested Positive For COVID-19”

One Bank Admits The Markets Have Never Been More Broken, So Here's What Happens Next

With every passing day, the bizarre freakshow that was once known as the “market” gets even more bizarre. And we use the term “market” only in its loosest, legacy sense, one where it represented more than just the centrally-planned intentions of a few central bankers and politicians. Why? Because as BofA’s CIO Michael Hartnett remindsContinue reading “One Bank Admits The Markets Have Never Been More Broken, So Here's What Happens Next”

US Moving Troops From Germany to Poland, Trump Says

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States plans to move some troops from Germany to Poland, speaking as he hosted Polish leader Andrzej Duda at the White House just four days ahead of Poland’s election. “We are going to be reducing our forces in Germany” from 52,000 to 25,000 troops, Trump said afterContinue reading “US Moving Troops From Germany to Poland, Trump Says”

Activist: Depictions of Jesus Are “White Supremacy” and People Should “Tear Them Down”

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Activist: Depictions of Jesus Are “White Supremacy” and People Should “Tear Them Down”

(Psst: The FTC wants me to remind you that this website contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase from a link you click on, I might receive a small commission. This does not increase the price you’ll pay for that item nor does it decrease the awesomeness of the item. ~ Daisy)Continue reading “Activist: Depictions of Jesus Are “White Supremacy” and People Should “Tear Them Down””

Fear, Lies & the “Mandatory” COVID-19 Vaccine?

The Era of Fear Over the past few months, life as we know it has been turned upside down. Businesses have been closed, tens of millions are out of work, and Easter was marked by the revocation of our religious freedom to worship. Since March, we have seen a swift and unprecedented shift in theContinue reading “Fear, Lies & the “Mandatory” COVID-19 Vaccine?”