Diaspora Co-Founder Dead In Apparent Suicide

Diaspora Co-Founder Dead In Apparent Suicide

Last year, four NYU students got together to form Diaspora, a social network meant to value privacy in a way they said Facebook never intended to. Now one of the entrepreneurs has been found dead at age 22. [More]

Appleseed: A Privacy-Centric Facebook Slayer With Working Code

Appleseed: A Privacy-Centric Facebook Slayer With Working Code

While Diaspora has gotten a lot of attention, and money, as an open-source privacy-centric alternative to Facebook, those four scrappy NYU kids weren’t the first to think of a node-based social networking platform where every user owns their own data: It’s called Appleseed, and it already has working source code. [More]