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T-Mobile's Simple Choice and Google's Project Fi are good mobile options for international travel.

slate.com — It wasn't so long ago that heading on an international trip meant selecting among suboptimal choices for mobile communications. I could use my U.S. carrier's roaming mode, paying extortionate prices for calls and especially for data. I could find and buy a local SIM card, offering much lower prices but making it inconvenient for people back home to contact me.
Jan 21, 2016

RT @Slate: Finally, there are decent mobile options for international travelers. slate.me/1OzW4im pic.twitter.com/ZSH0qBdPhp

Jan 21, 2016

My latest in Slate: lower mobile costs for international travelers - - cracks in the carrier cartel owl.li/3yUCkf

Jan 25, 2016

If you're a frequent intl traveler, based in US, without unlimited expense account, here are good mobile options: slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Wikipedia is 15. It’s amazing. It needs help.

medium.com — Is there anyone reading this who does not use Wikipedia routinely? Be honest. The online encyclopedia (and more) is just 15 years old this week. Consider that for a second. When I do, I tend to think this global collaboration is close to miraculous.

I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected

medium.com — Saying goodbye to Apple and Microsoft has never been easier, or so satisfying On a spring day in 2012, I shut down my MacBook Air for the last time. From then on, my primary computing environment - at least on a laptop computer - was GNU/ Linux.
Jan 04, 2016

Almost a year after going #Linux, @dangillmor claims life w/out Google or Apple is better than expected. medium.com/backchannel/i-…

Jan 04, 2016

RT @dangillmor: My latest at @medium @backchnnl is about my move to Linux -- and why I'm still glad I did it. medium.com/backchannel/i-…

Jan 04, 2016

My latest at @medium @backchnnl is about my move to Linux -- and why I'm still glad I did it. medium.com/backchannel/i-…

Jan 05, 2016

“I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected” by @dangillmor medium.com/backchannel/i-…

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News organizations: If your sources lie to you, out them

medium.com — UPDATED A suggestion for the New York Times: Stop using anonymous sources except in the most rare of circumstances. If you can't bring yourself to doing that, the next time you get burned by these people, burn them back.
Dec 21, 2015

Good proposal by @dangillmor: if anonymous sources lie to you, news organizations should out them medium.com/@dangillmor/ne…

Journalists turn activist

niemanlab.org — In 2016, journalists will recognize that they have to be activists - if they want to call themselves journalists, that is. In the waning days of 2015, Congress wrote a must-pass omnibus spending bill.
Dec 20, 2015

At @NiemanLab I urge journalists to become activists for everyone's freedom of expression, and more, in 2016. niemanlab.org/2015/12/journa…

Dec 21, 2015

Wise words from @dangillmor on an increasingly important role journalists must play. nie.mn/1OgF43Q via @NiemanLab

Dec 21, 2015

RT @NiemanLab: "In 2016, journalists will recognize that they have to be activists -- if they want to call themselves journalists” niemanlab.org/2015/12/journa…

Dec 22, 2015

RT @NiemanLab: "In 2016, journalists will recognize that they have to be activists -- if they want to call themselves journalists” niemanlab.org/2015/12/journa…

Dec 28, 2015

'If journalists won't take a stand for core liberties like free expression,' we're just entertainers: @dangillmor niemanlab.org/2015/12/journa…

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News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them

dangillmor.com — UPDATED A suggestion for the New York Times: Stop using anonymous sources except in the most rare of circumstances. If you can't bring yourself to doing that, the next time you get burned by these people, burn them back.
Dec 19, 2015

News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them dangillmor.com/b/pY

Dec 19, 2015

RT @dangillmor: News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them dangillmor.com/b/pY

Dec 19, 2015

RT @dangillmor: News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them dangillmor.com/b/pY

Dec 19, 2015

RT @NiemanLabFuego: News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them nie.mn/1NvxeQ6 via @dangillmor

Dec 19, 2015

RT @dangillmor: News organizations: If your anonymous sources lie to you, out them dangillmor.com/b/pY

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The ongoing voting-machine scandal

storyidea.net — In Austin, Texas, a lawsuit is uncovering some-unfortunately not surprising-scandalous realities about voting systems. It's unsurprising because for several decades now the electronic voting machines used in America have been insecure, unreliable and downright flaky in every way that matters. Would be great to see journalists at major outlets put a full-court press on this.

Internet-connected toys make terrible holiday presents.

slate.com — In this season of gift-giving, permit me to offer some advice: Don't buy your child any toy that connects to the Internet, unless you're comfortable with the possibility that the toy will expose information about your kid to hackers.
Dec 03, 2015

RT @Slate: Parents: This holiday season, don't buy Internet-connected toys for your kids. slate.me/1QioUW2 pic.twitter.com/Qg5eanuI2b

Dec 03, 2015

My advice re buying Internet-connected toys for your kids: Hold off for now. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Dec 07, 2015

RT @Slate: Parents: This holiday season, don't buy Internet-connected toys for your kids. slate.me/1XGRwy6 pic.twitter.com/whOaCU3vL4

Even If Terrorists Do Use Strong Encryption, We Still Need It

medium.com — Crypto back doors will not just weaken our own security. They also won't stop terrorists It was a popular item, getting a bunch of retweets. But I realized later that I was wrong to post it, because I fell right into a trap the surveillance statists have been laying.
Nov 25, 2015

"Even If Terrorists Do Use Strong Encryption, We Still Need It” -- my latest at @backchnnl medium.com/backchannel/ev…

Nov 25, 2015

“Even If Terrorists Do Use Strong Encryption, We Still Need It” by @dangillmor medium.com/backchannel/ev…

Twitter's like vs. favorite debate isn't just about hearts and stars.

slate.com — The Twitterati were abuzz earlier this week when the social-networking service replaced the star (which denoted "favorite," according to the company) with a heart ("like"). Their angst prompted a semi-intense debate, and more than a few get-a-life interjections from people who said, correctly, that the world has more important things to worry about.
Nov 05, 2015

Twitter's stars-to-hearts shift is a small piece of a big issue: centralized control. My latest at @FutureTenseNow slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Nov 05, 2015

RT @dangillmor: Twitter's stars-to-hearts shift is a small piece of a big issue: centralized control. My latest at @FutureTenseNow slate.com/blogs/future_t…

Nov 09, 2015

RT @Slate: The problem at the heart of Twitter's like vs. favorite debacle: slate.me/1khyFYR pic.twitter.com/Sgj9zBLRrc

Nov 09, 2015

Relieved to learn that twitter's blasted heart sign is considered a "debacle." slate.com/blogs/future_t…

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Feb 12, 2016

If Congress believed in honest elections it would investigate IRS for giving nonprofit status to blatant partisans opensecrets.org/news/2016/02/h…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @richardgingras: Here's a helpful video introducing AMP for Developers. Get up to speed with how to get up to speed. goo.gl/3DDV88

Feb 12, 2016

Publishers, delighted with Facebook's Instant Articles tweaks, seem unaware that tweaks will go other way after they give up independence.

Feb 12, 2016

If you want to repeal the 20th Century, you have a lot of great choices among the Republican presidential candidates.

Feb 12, 2016

The odious TPP "trade" (corporate favors) deal can still be stopped. Call your members of Congress now. blog.creativecommons.org/2016/02/12/the…

Feb 12, 2016

Republicans' anti-science beliefs grow stronger. Willful ignorance as core principle. pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014…

Feb 12, 2016

The routine violations of attorney-client privilege here are a huge scandal, but no one is accountable. theintercept.com/2016/02/12/not…


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