Links for 2013-10-31

  • Dark Mail Alliance

    Founded by Silent Circle and Lavabit. this is promising….

    To bring the world our unique end-to-end encrypted protocol and architecture that is the ‘next-generation’ of private and secure email. As founding partners of The Dark Mail Alliance, both Silent Circle and Lavabit will work to bring other members into the alliance, assist them in implementing the new protocol and jointly work to proliferate the worlds first end-to-end encrypted ‘Email 3.0’ throughout the world’s email providers. Our goal is to open source the protocol and architecture and help others implement this new technology to address privacy concerns against surveillance and back door threats of any kind.

    (tags: privacy surveillance email smtp silent-circle lavabit dark-mail open-source standards crypto)

  • Ponies by Kij Johnson | Tor.com

    A rather dark short story about little girls, peer pressure, and childhood. no fun for this dad of 3 girls :( (via Tatu Saloranta)

    (tags: via:cowtowncoder writing fiction sf childhood peer-pressure tor ponies)

  • HdrHistogram by giltene

    A Histogram that supports recording and analyzing sampled data value counts across a configurable integer value range with configurable value precision within the range. Value precision is expressed as the number of significant digits in the value recording, and provides control over value quantization behavior across the value range and the subsequent value resolution at any given level.

    (tags: hdr histogram data-structures coding gil-tene sampling measuring)

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