When I toot about privacy/environment issues it's not because I enjoy writing about this. I hate it. I wish it would not be necessary.
We live in a world where so many things develop into the 'wrong' direction. (Where 'wrong' means: violating human rights, destroying our planet...)
So why do I spam you with this? Because I think spreading the awareness is the most efficient remedy. I'm lazy. I dream of a world without problems that force me to move my ass. Our world does.
Micro$oft Edge (mobile) now integrates #NewsGuard to warn users from "fake news" sites such as WikiLeaks.
NewsGuard tries to centralize the rating of news. This is highly questionable indeed. Just look at its advisory board: former CIA and #NSA boss (General Michael Hayden), former homeland-security minister (Tom Ridge, under George W. Bush), former NATO general secretary...
(source: Heise C't Nr. 14 2019)
Of course it gives a bad rating to WikiLeaks and favours FoxNews.
The free open events tool #Mobilizon has just passed the second goal in its crowdfunding of €35k.
This means it will be federated through ActivityPub, and give the Fediverse a good easy-to-use alternative to Facebook Events.
If it reaches the next goal, €50k, it will add many extra features including groups, which would be great 👍
You can donate at:
You can follow them on here at:
The project leader is @Framasoft
Two senators are introducing a patent bill that would allow patents on abstract ideas and laws of nature. Congress needs to say no. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/05/terrible-patent-bill-way
Geheim, geheim, geheim! Gerade wenn es um massive Grundrechtseingriffe geht - was beim #Bundestrojaner der Fall ist - sollten sich Ministerinnen und Minister rechtfertigen. Nicht wir müssen uns rechtfertigen, warum wir Antworten wollen. https://derstandard.at/2000103962030/Ex-Innenminister-Kickl-liess-Bundestrojaner-als-geheim-einstufen
A DIY Microhydro Plant - https://ludens.cl/paradise/turbine/turbine.html - someone spent a lot of time to build his own hydro power plant and documented the whole process. (check out his other projects, amazing!)
"Wer ein Visum für die USA benötigt, muss nun offenbar verpflichtend Benutzernamen in den sozialen Medien, E-Mail-Adressen und Telefonnummern angeben."
Ein Land schafft sich selbst ab. Dort will ich gerade wirklich nicht hin.
Spectre & Meltdown können anscheinend nicht vollständig per Software gepatcht werden: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.05178.pdf
Was bleibt da noch? Auf bessere CPUs warten, in denen Intel alle solche Schwachstellen eliminiert hat? Also nix...
Dear Mr Zuckerberg: the problem isn't the internet, it's Facebook
Facebook buys its own critics to "help right the ship". An elegant way to make them silent.
I guess it's time to update your Android device. Ahem... I meant it's time to pray your manufacturer of choice decides to provide an update for you.
"...that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code..."
Twenty-five speakers have already confirmed their presence at the Free Silicon Conference (#FSiC):
The introduction on Day 1 will begin with talks of:
Which impact will the first free and open (layout included) chips have on security, education and cooperative projects?
it suddenly occurs to me that the push to abandon the 3.5mm audio jack could, in part, be an effort to close the analog hole.
Right now, you can take any device with a headphone jack, plug it into a laptop with a microphone jack via a plug-to-plug audio cable, and obtain a decent-quality DRM-free reproduction no matter how encumbered the source file or player happens to be.
Sleepy bear at day, free software enthusiast at night.
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