Response from ProtonMail regarding the alleged hack: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProtonMail/comments/9xovso/dont_believe_everything_you_read_online_about/
How we need to remake the internet: https://www.ted.com/talks/jaron_lanier_how_we_need_to_remake_the_internet
So this is getting interesting. Not.
The hackers in that Pastebin post say they've been working on #Protonmail for months and solicited help from other groups. And while they had Protonmail distracted, managed to install a backdoor undetected.
That comes on the heels of this from Protonmail earlier this month, about a bad dude with the 'Aphosis Squad' getting arrested and pleading guilty to regular attacks on Protonmail...
*sigh* Looks like I'm changing again.
'If you have used #Protonmail in the past several months it is probable we have your Username/Password and your decrypted emails recorded on our own private server. We also have names, addresses (If entered), contact lists, IP addresses, and much more. We would not have been able to do this if Protonmail did not deliberately mis-configure their code to harm their own users.'
Amazing work! Building from the ground up:
Deepmind and Google in the UK: https://deepmind.com/blog/scaling-streams-google/
Librem5 Hardware Update
(submitted by spotman)
Cryptocurrency needs of energy: Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46150107
Want to make apps for the @Purism #Librem5? We published a simple roadmap for the libhandy GTK+ phone widgets library, so you can get a grasp of our release cadence: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/libhandy/wikis/home
We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.
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Overheidsdienst nam duizenden gesprekken van advocaten op door softwarefout: https://tweakers.net/nieuws/145461/overheidsdienst-nam-duizenden-gesprekken-van-advocaten-op-door-softwarefout.html
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