To safeguard our privacy, we need a decentralised internet where personal data is no longer stored on massive servers owned by a handful of corporations
In April 2004, the Chinese journalist Shi Tao revealed an order from the Communist Party to censor coverage of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Journalists were instructed to “direct public opinion” and uphold party doctrine in their reporting. Hoping to inform others of the censorship, Tao shared notes he had taken on the document with a New York website.
His mistake was sending them from his Yahoo email account.
Project Dragonfly is revealing the depths to which tech giants will sink for financial gain
Giri Sreenivas is the CEO of Helm, which lets users host email and other data on a personal server