Reset the Net

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

A year ago today, we joined the world in shock on learning that governments were spying on internet users around the world. Tapping internet service providers’ undersea cables, intentionally and secretly weakening encryption products,  surreptitiously collecting everything from call metadata to photos sent over the internet by US citizens — nothing was off limits.

Just as troubling as the revelations themselves is the fact that since last summer, little if anything has changed. Despite a lot of rhetoric, our three branches of government in the United States have not made many concrete steps toward truly protecting citizens from unchecked government surveillance.

Automattic has been a strong supporter of efforts to reform government surveillance. We’ve supported reform legislation in Congress, and participated in the Day We Fight Back, earlier this year. More importantly, we aim to make our own legal processes for securing the information our users entrust to us…

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bbPress dev chat summary for Nov 21, 2012

Agenda

  • To have a chat about bbPress 2.3 goals

bbPress 2.2.2

  • #1964 Markup on user profile page doesn’t work with most themes

bbPress 2.3 Goals

counter, moderation, hierarchical forums

topics and/or Tickets Discussed

  • #1694 Add user counter functions for topics and replies
  • labels (badges) admin
  • Improved Forum Moderation see #459 for starters
  • Hierarchical Forum Layout see #1958
  • #1764 Filter page title prefixes
  • #1792 Add a Who is online widget
  • #1917 tabindex issue on new topic form
  • Forum Statistics Widget & Shortcode based on /extras/page-forum-statisics.php Template
  •  bbP beta tester plugin
  • bbPress Search see #1575

The full chat log is here.

Bookmarks for February 5th from 17:24 to 21:58

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