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: 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..."
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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?
DRM musings Show more
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.
USB-C, DRM, and the right to repair Show more
DRM on USB-C is just an extension of attempts to change the business model of consumer electronics from ownership to rental. Planned obsolescence and locked down operating systems wasn't enough. Now they want to lock down the accessory ecosystem as well. And it all comes straight out of the consumer's pocket, because more power for vendors means less power for you.
Download Privacy Badger to block spying ads and invisible trackers. https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
#google a déplacé près de 20 milliards d'euros aux Bermudes en 2017 #science https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/high-tech/google-a-deplace-pres-de-20-milliards-d-euros-aux-bermudes-en-2017_130606
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 https://theintercept.com/2018/12/04/jeremy-hammond-stratfor-hack-solitary-confinment/
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
Sleepy bear at day, free software enthusiast at night.
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