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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.

Spectre & Meltdown können anscheinend nicht vollständig per Software gepatcht werden: arxiv.org/pdf/1902.05178.pdf

Was bleibt da noch? Auf bessere CPUs warten, in denen Intel alle solche Schwachstellen eliminiert hat? Also nix...

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Facebook buys its own critics to "help right the ship". An elegant way to make them silent.
wired.com/story/facebook-hires

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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.

source.android.com/security/bu

"...that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code..."

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Facebook splits up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers

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surveillance Show more

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Twenty-five speakers have already confirmed their presence at the Free Silicon Conference (#FSiC):

wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC20

The introduction on Day 1 will begin with talks of:

1. Purism (puri.sm/)
2. Wiring (wiring.org.co/)
3. Echopen (echopen.org/)

Which impact will the first free and open (layout included) chips have on security, education and cooperative projects?

DoS Angriff auf Tor?
Was war da los? Hat sonst noch wer eine Meldung bekommen dass sein Tor Node down ist obwohl der ganz ordentlich läuft?
blog.fefe.de/?ts=a2bd51a5

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I feel cheated 😞
#WhatsApp used free and open source technologies (started based on XMPP, encryption based on Signal protocol) to sell me to make profit..
Where is my share ?

#XMPP #FOSS #freesoftware #WhatsApp

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DRM musings Show more

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USB-C, DRM, and the right to repair Show more

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DRM is never in the interests of individuals. I’m lookin’ at you, USB-C.

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LulzSec hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, who hacked Stratfor and leaked docs to WikiLeaks in 2012, is beginning his third week in solitary confinement. A guard accused him of "minor assault" for bumping him with a door.

UN's torture expert says solitary confinement "can amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" and called for an absolute prohibition of >15 days (about how long Jeremy's been there so far) cuz it can lead to lasting mental damage theintercept.com/2018/12/04/je

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Weshalb nutzen datenschutzsensible Nutzer kein Twitter? Darum: Twitter verkauft Follower-Listen an diverse Protagonisten. Im Screenshot bspw. die Follower von @webstandardat und @futurezoneat an Saturn.

Bild von Wolfie Christl

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Happy New Year, fediverse!

Here’s to working towards more freedom, justice, and equality in 2019. It’s not going to get any easier. It’s probably going to get harder. All that matters is we keep chipping away at the problem and working on the solutions. Every little thing we do, whether it’s raising awareness or reducing harm or creating ethical alternatives… it all matters.

Heck, the fact I can write this on the fediverse is reason enough to be hopeful.

Lots of love to you all :indieHeart:

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