How Does VPN Work?

All of the information that you saw from the captures in this section is also visible to my ISP and to any servers between me and the destination. They saw all my DNS queries, they saw my IP address, and in case of HTTP (unencrypted), they saw all my HTTP communications too4. Using this information anyone can identify and track me. And these are the kinds of problems that VPN is designed to solve.

Source: How Does VPN Work? | kean.blog

Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

These paragraphs introduce the two sneaky rhetorical tricks that Trump’s executive order is based on. The first is defining the First Amendment simply as the right to “express and debate” ideas, carefully not mentioning that the First Amendment also bars forcing people (or companies) to speak — because, ironically, Trump’s entire goal is forcing social platforms to distribute speech they would otherwise moderate.

Source: Let’s go through Trump’s terrible internet censorship order, line by line – The Verge

Bret Victor on Engelbart

The least important question you can ask about Engelbart is, “What did he build?” By asking that question, you put yourself in a position to admire him, to stand in awe of his achievements, to worship him as a hero. But worship isn’t useful to anyone. Not you, not him.

The most important question you can ask about Engelbart is, “What world was he trying to create?” By asking that question, you put yourself in a position to create that world yourself.

http://worrydream.com/Engelbart/