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Javier Bastardo @Jbastardov@mastodon.social

WhatsApp security Flaws Could Allow Snoops to Slide Into Group Chats Show more

I get laughs from friends 'cause I have my phone and laptop encrypted, with passwords and other securities, and I try to use alternative to Google's services.

"Why do you do it? You are of no interest to anyone. Do you expect to get hacked?. Big companies already have all of our data anyway, so why try?"

I've applied "the Greenwald" and asked them for their email passwords, since they have noting to hide. Still waiting.

This same people have at least a PIN password for their phones.


I'm grateful for @Mastodon, is cool to have a place you can rant off in a public but private way all at the same time.

I'm sorry if I'm not making any sense, I'm just tired in general ATM.

Rant Show more

โ€˜โ€œBlack Mirrorโ€ Reveals Our Fear of Robots and Algorithms We Canโ€™t Controlโ€™

โ€œIf the nightmare future depicted in shows like โ€œBlack Mirrorโ€ can be avoided, it will only come by asserting public oversight of the Silicon Valley companies whose policies are dictating the future shape of our societies โ€” as well as our personal lives.โ€


On our radar: forum.ind.ie/t/black-mirror-re

My position on content warnings ever since we added them:

Use them however you like yourself. Never tell anyone else what they should and shouldn't CW; if you don't like how they use/don't use them, unfollow/mute.

Happy Day of The Three Magi ๐ŸŽ†
๐Ÿ“ฆ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’

Alrighties, 2.1.2 is out: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

- A heck ton of bug fixes
- Federation optimizations
- New statistics (weekly activity!)

Good day Mastodon fam ๐Ÿ˜€

A personal goal for this 2018: I want to learn to code!

Don't know yet where to start, what language or anything, but yeah ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ™Œ

Why quitting Twitter is hard Show more

New year, new Linux distributions list by Linux.com, brought to you by The Linux Foundation.

For the second year in a row @elementary tops as the best Desktop distribution. Congratulations for the awesome team of which some can be found on Mastodon, like @cassidyjames@mastodon.rock, @danrabbit and @snwh.

Other distributions mentioned are @debian (sysadmins), Lubuntu (lightweight), Ubuntu Core (IoT).

Read the whole article here: linux.com/blog/learn/intro-to-

The famous @gnome have announced that starting from their next release desktop icons will be no more, and of course this has brought a wave of criticism to some.

I've dizzed at said icons since Windows XP, and my current OS, @elementary, has been applying this since 2011.

I see people that criticize the current state of the Linux desktop as reminiscent of those who romanticize the days of yore. Yes, it were simpler times, but also with many difficulties and issues.

#Linux approaches to dealing with Meltdown and Spectre, and considerable annoyance at #Intel for proposed fixes that would degrade performance zdnet.com/article/how-linux-is

So, how quickly can we run this thing into full cyberdystopia?

OR... techno-occult post-modern paradise communes?

Asking for a friend.

@clacke the 50/50 voting model is a good start. Ironically, democracy is often lacking in open source communities (mainly due to lack of democracy-enabling structures) and developers end up becoming "benevolent dictators". Embracing the #cooperative model would further improve the situation, in my opinion

so, my girlfriend's advice is that spending money on Dragon or some other voice recognition software will be money wasted

I was hoping to speed up transcription of audio recordings but...maybe there's no real way to do it other than the old fashioned way?

advice anyone?