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My name is Alex Patel, and I'll be working as an intern with the campaigns team at the Free Software Foundation this summer. This fall, I will be a sophomore at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, at which I'm pursuing a joint degree in computer science and philosophy.
We're proud to announce the translation of Email Self-Defense, our beginner's guide to email encryption, into six new languages.
We're excited to announce that volunteers are currently working on translations of the guide and infographic into ten languages. Wow!
Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) is a proprietary remote management and control system for personal computers with Intel CPUs. It is dangerous because it has full access to personal computer hardware at a very low level, and its code is secret and proprietary.
Yesterday was a big day for defending our freedom and privacy on the Internet. The FSF and its supporters joined the ranks of thousands for Reset the Net, the biggest-ever day of action against bulk surveillance.
Today we're joining our allies at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in kicking off the Tor Challenge, an effort to strengthen the global Tor network that protects Internet traffic from surveillance.
One year ago today, an NSA contractor named Edward Snowden went public with his history-changing revelations about the NSA's massive system of indiscriminate surveillance. Today the FSF is releasing Email Self-Defense, a guide to personal email encryption to help everyone, including beginners, make the NSA's job a little harder. We're releasing it as part of Reset the Net, a global day of action to push back against the surveillance-industrial complex.
22 new GNU releases in the last month (as of May 26, 2014):
On the weekend of August 15 to 17, 2014, the people responsible for the GNU operating system will gather in Munich, Germany at the eighth GNU Hackers' Meeting.
The latest Free Software Foundation Bulletin for fall 2013 is now online. Check it out for interesting articles on free software and free software activism.