Imagine Google Docs but without the spyware with Aaron MacSween

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The podcast which talks to the maverick renegades of the internet.

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About the guest

Aaron MacSween is a privacy researcher and the lead developer of Cryptpad – a set of encrypted, real-time collaboration tools. Originally from Canada, Aaron moved to Paris in 2015 to work for XWiki SAS where Cryptpad is based. He now lives in India. He has a background in Jazz and live performance.

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Donation choice

Each guest is asked to nominate an open source project or charity for donations for their episode. Aaron has chosen the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) an international nonprofit which seeks to defend digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.

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This podcast series looks at the maverick renegades of the internet who are pushing back against big tech monopolies, surveillance capitalism and climate change. People who reject mainstream technology narratives to try and forge a slightly better, less dystopian future for all of us.