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posted by janrinok on Sunday March 16 2014, @03:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-want-our-data-back dept.

Anonymous Coward writes:

""MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can install and run. Decentralization, (...) is the main goal of the project, one that is backed and connected to the GNU project.

So far, MediaGoblin has raised only $3,000 of its $60,000 goal, with the campaign set to end April 14th, (...) that is a date that is soon approaching. The first crowd-sourcing initiative was in October of 2012, so this is not the first crowd-funding initiative the project has launched. This second campaign was clearly spurred on by the PRISM revelations of recent past. Having not noticed any failures to meet 2012's funding campaign, it's very possible the team may reach their goal again, given the intensity of the subject matter."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Sunday March 16 2014, @05:42PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 16 2014, @05:42PM (#17217) Homepage Journal

    I understand that we want to keep our stuff away from the NSA. And, we no longer trust any corporate entities to keep our stuff secret. But - putting my stuff up on servers that I have no real control over simply DOES NOT increase my security!

    Besides - with the recent disclosures about the NSA being able to take over almost any device out there, what makes the cloud immune to any of that? Supposing the NSA takes over my computer with a firmware "update" - doesn't that automagically hand over the keys to all of my stuff in the cloud?

    Call me a stubborn old fool, but I think the most secure place to document my plans to rule the world is right here, on my own encrypted hard drive. At least, if the NSA uses a five dollar wrench to extract my encryption scheme from my weak knees, I will know about it. They can't use that five dollar wrench in secret on a voodoo doll and hope to thwart my plans for world domination!

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by twistedcubic on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:07PM

    by twistedcubic (929) on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:07PM (#17225)

    MediaGoblin solves the problem of being forced to give a free license to Facebook to use your copyrighted works for their own profit. Nobody wants to put their sensitive data on a web server for all to see, so I don't think MediaGoblin intends to help you hide your "plans to rule the world". If you must serve your world domination plans over the internet, just run an OpenVPN server at home, and use a "cloud" server to forward encrypted data to your VPN clients. It works for me, as I finally foiled Papa Smurf and his little blue kittens, MWAHAHAHAAAAA!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 17 2014, @12:42AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 17 2014, @12:42AM (#17329)

    Call me a stubborn old fool, but I think the most secure place to document my plans to rule the world is right here, on my own non-electric typewriter.

    fixed that for you.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by stormwyrm on Monday March 17 2014, @01:03AM

    by stormwyrm (717) on Monday March 17 2014, @01:03AM (#17333) Journal

    What part of the term 'decentralised sharing' is unclear? From the website:

    MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.

    Obviously you don't want to publish your plans for taking over the world to the whole world at large. They might, you know, try to stop you then. :) MediaGoblin is supposed to be a publishing platform that is supposed to be resistant to censorship. Maybe if you wanted to publish a manifesto to light a fire in the minds of men, the government should have a harder time trying to censor you than if you simply uploaded a video of it to YouTube. They could shake down Google to get it pulled off, but they can play a game of Whack-a-Mole if it were hosted on MediaGoblin.

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