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DOD report finds no antivirus, no data encryption, no multifactor authentication, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities in a security audit of the US' ballistic missile system at zdnet.com/article/us-ballistic - discuss at freepo.st/freepost.cgi/post/y4 #freepost

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If anyone has a recommendation about a openwrt vdsl router to buy, I would be grateful.

I am fucking horrified by the above stack...

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@clacke the main reason people don't use a GNU/Linux distro on their desktops and laptops is the same reason most people don't use #Replicant, #LineageOS, or #SailFish on their mobile device. Which is that most people are not confident about installing a postmarket OS on any device. That's why I'm using the vanilla #Android that came with my mobile, despite using #Trisquel on laptops and desktops for years. I don't know how to swap out the OS without bricking the device.
@enkiv2 @scolobb

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When you’re watching Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift is watching you.

“a kiosk was set up for adoring fans to view videos of her … the kiosk took photos of people looking at the videos. The images were sent back to a “command post” in Nashville where they were cross-referenced, using facial recognition technology, with a database of people who had been identified as potential stalkers of the pop star.”

nytimes.com/2018/12/13/arts/mu

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"Encryption without authentication is pretty worthless. It’s like a blind confessional: your conversation is private but you have no idea who’s on the other side of the curtain. Only this isn’t a church, it’s the internet."

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Blog: Boogie Board: a beautiful, modern, portable take on the blackboard

ar.al/2018/12/16/boogie-board-

(Not to mention inexpensive at $35-$45. I got mine delivered from the US to Ireland for ~€50.)

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In light of Australia's anti-encryption, this is an important message from @signalapp@twitter.com

It's not enough for services to state they decline to add a backdoor. It should be practically impossible to do so. Based on their architecture and verifiable by public source code. #aaBill

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Mastodon as a Sidebar (Firefox add-on) by @soapdog is really neat! Just tried it out today and it works surprisingly well. Uses Pinafore under the hood, so you can log in to multiple instances. Pressing Shift-Alt-M will close or open it. Cool use case! addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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Mozilla Foundation site tracks security, privacy, encryption, sharing, creepiness, etc. of gadgets: foundation.mozilla.org/en/priv
Handy for gift ideas.

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uuughh this is @noelle level stuff here

"A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says 'Five beers, please.'"

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weird how until about 100 years ago nobody knew how the sun worked. like, people been looking up at it, for the whole of history, and prehistory, every day, lookin at the sun like “how is it doing that” “what’s going on in there” and nobody knew, it was just there

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Some of the world's biggest capitalists have finally realized they've been funding the folks burning down the house, and decided it might be time to finance the fire brigade. Genius. I'm thrilled. But I also worry that all my "climate skeptic" friends are going to say "see! It's the capitalists want climate taxes and renewables. That proves it's all an elite conspiracy!"
theguardian.com/environment/20

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#lowtech magazine's recent article on rethinking the concept of energy security is apparently repeatedly being removed from from facebook because it considers the article fake news in relation to 'US politics or issues of national importance'.

twitter.com/lowtechmagazine/st

Here's a link to the entire article:
solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018

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Jon Spark's Mastodon Instance

Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)