Wednesday, October 4, 2023



I went to Fukushima

I’m an engineer and interested in all kinds of technology, especially if it is used to build something big. But I’m also fascinated by what happens when things suddenly change and don’t go as expected, and especially by everything that’s left behind after technological and social revolutions or disasters. In October 2017 I travelled across Japan and decided to visit one of the places where technology had failed in the worst way imaginable: the Fukushima Evacuation Zone.

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The Guardian Project’s “Proof Mode” app for activists doesn’t work

On February 24, 2017 The Guardian Project (not to be confused with the newspaper) presented “Proof Mode”, an app for Android smartphones which promises to add cryptographic “proof” to ever image and video file recorded by the device as to prove the material is authentic and hasn’t been tampered with. Sadly, none of the promises have proven to be true to me.

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