Recent posts

From the Tusks and Safety Department

10 minute read

What security and safety tooling do we need to build now if Mastodon scales to tens or hundereds of millions of users.

On Twitter and Mastodon

5 minute read

Mastodon is not a drop-in twitter replacement. It shouldn’t be, and there is also such a vast opportunity in this moment.

Building Tools for Human Rights

5 minute read

It’s time to add formal requirements to our tool funding process to reduce risks while also contributing to building more inclusive tools

As they say, some personal news.

3 minute read

After a decade advancing digital rights and resilience work at Internews, I’m excited to start a journey in the private sector.


5 minute read

This is (hopefully!) the last post on my drupal instance and will be the first on my new jekyll-bases static site.

Into the fediverse

4 minute read

This is an experiment to be both more social, and less on "social media". I have created a personal and private account in what’s called Mastodon.

Centering Decentralization

10 minute read

“Oh great, another white dude from a western democracy going off about decentralization.” I promise that I will not be hawking a crypto-currency or even talk...

Censorship and Centralization

2 minute read

We also cannot cede the digital public square to private corporations which do not, at their core, serve the public interest.

De-platforming is censure not censorship.

14 minute read

Not being able to find a company to make your presence on the Internet easy is fundamentally different from having a government actively blocking access to y...