"My question to you is, is this what you want? Is this how you want history to remember you? As the handmaidens to authoritarianism?"
FreedomBox Home Server Kit for Decentralizing the Internet and keeping your privacy away from the Big brother is now in stock! https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/freedombox-your-private-box-of-freedom-for-decentralizing-the-internet-and-keeping-your-privacy-away-from-the-big-brother/
Washington Post's Editorial Board responded to research surfaced in megapixels.cc project https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/microsoft-worked-with-a-chinese-military-university-on-ai-does-that-make-sense/2019/04/21/a0fb82c6-5d59-11e9-842d-7d3ed7eb3957_story.html but had yet to read about American students being implicated in foreign defense research https://megapixels.cc/datasets/duke_mtmc/
Google walkout organizers say they're being retaliated against for demanding ethical standards — Cory Doctorow
HTML5 ping tracking – Firefox will enable it by default:
– HTML5 ping attributes can be used to track people if they click a link (<a href=… ping=…>) by sending POST requests to an arbitrary amount of hosts
– Steve Gibson talked about it in Security Now 709: https://mastodon.at/@infosechandbook/101899819296611698
– ping is enabled in Chrome, Opera, Edge, Safari by default
MegaPixels is now live. Investigating the ethics and origins of the face recognition datasets used to build authoritarian surveillance https://megapixels.cc
With 5 case studies linking datasets to use by foreign and domestic military agencies
Solidarity Letter: Ola Bini is a cybersecurity expert and privacy consultant in the field of Free and open source software, as well as a defender of digital rights. We want him safe, we want him back, we want him free! #FreeOlaBini https://freeolabini.org/en/statement/ https://twitter.com/chaosupdates/status/1119321733633314816
@tom79 - Fedilab developer who is adding first class pixelfed support to the mobile app!
@switchingsocial - An amazing collection of ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives
Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming: http://chandra.harvard.edu/blog/node/719
Kiwix is a free open app that lets you view Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, StackExchange etc offline.
It's intended for people who cannot access a reliable internet connection, either for geographical or political reasons.
You can find out more here:
You can follow it on the Fediverse here:
It's available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Firefox and Chrome.
This post-mortem of today's Matrix prod compromise is great for its transparency and cautious response. Also a clear demonstration why dev infrastructure (Jenkins or otherwise) should not be allowed to access prod. #keepemseparated #infosec #devops https://matrix.org/blog/2019/04/11/security-incident/index.html
When #Matrix comes back online, or even before, anyone using matrix.org as a homeserver should strongly consider switching to another instance (https://www.hello-matrix.net/public_servers.php) or starting their own.
The de facto centralization of Matrix is what's preventing you from chatting now. Promote the decentralization and federation that worked well for the Mastodon fediverse by leaving matrix.org.
'if you're a matrix.org user you should change your password now.'
It's running again, but:
'The hacker exploited a vulnerability in our production infrastructure'
CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital spac
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