Articles by Daniel Kahn Gillmor (dkg)

  1. Protecting Software Updates

    In my work at the ACLU, we fight for civil rights and civil liberties. This includes the ability to communicate privately, free from surveillance or censorship, and to control your own information. These are principles that I think most free software developers would agree with. In that vein, we just …

  2. Changes for GnuPG in Debian

    The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) upstream team maintains three branches of development: 1.4 ("classic"), 2.0 ("stable"), and 2.1 ("modern").

    They differ in various ways: software architecture, supported algorithms, network transport mechanisms, protocol versions, development activity, co-installability, etc.

    Debian currently ships two versions of GnuPG in every maintained …

  3. a10n for l10n

    The abbreviated title above means "Appreciation for Localization" :)

    I wanted to say a word of thanks for the awesome work done by debian localization teams. I speak English, and my other language skills are weak. I'm lucky: most software I use is written by default in a language that I …

  4. OTR key replacement (heartbleed)

    I'm replacing my OTR key for XMPP because of heartbleed (see below).

    If the plain ASCII text below is mangled beyond verification, you can retrieve a copy of it from my web site that should be able to be verified.

    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----Hash: SHA512OTR Key Replacement for XMPP dkg …
  5. Inline-PGP considered harmful

    We changed the default PGP signatures generated by enigmail in debian from Inline PGP to PGP/MIME last year, and the experiment has gone well enough that we're now using it in jessie and wheezy (where it arrived as part of a security update to make the extension work with …

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