What OSTIF is Working on in 2020

OSTIF is simultaneously working on multiple projects this quarter. Here is what we've been working on and what to expect over the next few months! Two projects with the Linux Foundation We are working with the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative on the safety and security of the Linux Kernel.…

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OSTIF, QuarksLab, and VeraCrypt E-mails are Being Intercepted

OSTIF, QuarksLab, and VeraCrypt E-mails are Being Intercepted As we have began the process of staging our audit, we have set up PGP encrypted communications between OSTIF, QuarksLab, and the lead developer of the VeraCrypt project. In these communications we have discussed vulnerability information, processes and procedures for reporting findings,…

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We Are Excited To Announce a New Member of Our Team!

We are proud to announce the addition of a new member of our team! Samara Renovato is joining us to help manage our PR and Social Media operations. She is a student at the University of Chicago studying Psychology. With a new focus on how people interact with one another…

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The Haystack – Four Woman Journalists Explore the Scope, Legality, and Ethical Pitfalls of Mass Surveillance.

The Haystack - Four Woman Journalists Explore the Scope, Legality, and Ethical Pitfalls of Mass Surveillance. What is mass surveillance? How do investigative powers of governments differ today from thirty years ago? How intrusive are these powers? Are these powers legal within the constitutions of their respective countries? Who decides…

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A Special Thank You to DuckDuckGo for Supporting OSTIF and VeraCrypt

DuckDuckGo, the privacy search engine that does not track its users, has made a $25,000 contribution to the OSTIF, with the funds earmarked for the VeraCrypt project. These funds will be instrumental in supporting our goals of strengthening VeraCrypt and will directly assist the project in moving forward. DuckDuckGo's business…

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A Special Thank You

I would like to thank Mike from HTPCguides.com for assisting us with migrating our servers to Linux, optimizing their performance and hardening our complex infrastructure in order to get ready for our KickStarter. We used two guides in particular: http://www.htpcguides.com/install-configure-configserver-csf-firewall-security/ http://www.htpcguides.com/install-wordpress-on-raspberry-pi-with-raspbian/ (no, our servers are not running Raspberry Pis, we…

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Kickstarter Financial Goals Revealed

We are releasing our final goals for the OSTIF Kickstarter project. This includes four sets of goals, from our primary goals to three sets of stretch goals should we exceed funding for our primary goal. The figures we have reached are based on multiple price quotes for services from companies…

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OSTIF Social Media

We have created our social media accounts and will begin posting all of our news and blog posts to keep everyone informed of our activities! Reddit Handles: OSTIForg and OSTIFofficial Facebook: (FACEBOOK IS NO LONGER IN USE) Twitter: @OSTIFofficial YouTube: (Subject to change) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4x_yBX7vLi5M6K7Lc-axUQ Google+: (G+ IS NO LONGER IN…

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