773 million email addresses have been leaked – check if yours is on the list
We’re just over two weeks into 2019, and one of the biggest data leaks in recent years has surfaced. Today, renowned security researcher Troy Hunt reported a massive leak consisting of 773 million unique email IDs and 21 million unique passwords, which he refers to as Collection #1. Hunt said that multiple people reached out to him …
Maybe a new series of posts on my blog, but at least a short one on how to improve YouTube: Online life enhancer, edition 1
Copyrighted Treasures Move Into the Public Domain, on a 'Snowy Evening'
A 20-year draught in copyrighted content moving into the public domain has ended for what researchers say are hundreds of thousands of works.
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One of the reasons of my current job switch is to get away from ad-driven web.
How Much of the Internet Is Fake?
Cleaning up a customer's PC, I made the mistake of leaving a tab open on Yahoo's home page. Only 1 minute later: malvertized. Sunuva...
I did it again to pin down the cause, & indeed it's Yahoo's ads breaking out, taking over the page, & loading scary messages that make it difficult to leave.
I can't stress enough, folks, that an ad blocker is Internet SECURITY software.
In 1998 we were also certain our techniques and technologies were the best for the job. That’s why it’s dangerous to believe with absolute certainty that the frameworks and tools we increasingly rely on today—tools like Bootstrap, Bower, and Brunch, Grunt, Gulp, Node, React, and Sass—will be any more relevant in the future than <font> elements, frames, layout tables, and spacer images are today.
Designing Your Site Like It’s 1998 https://24ways.org/2018/designing-your-site-like-its-1998/
Google Chrome Canvas PWA brings low-latency doodling to Chromebooks, Android, and even your desktop
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Gotta get around to writing a blog post about how companies built around surveillance capitalism can and should feel the cost of their data collection practices.
I've spent the last year basically trying to build the same thing as https://www.recode.net/2018/12/17/18140062/facebook-clear-history-update-privacy-targeting-data-collection but for download and not deletion, built on the same (FB built) technologies, and boy HOWDY is it tough. It lets me derive a cost per user-year of data collected & even for a company not in data capitalism it's ... not cheap.
We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites - Motherboard
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbanny/we-should-replace-facebook-with-personal-websites #weblog #social
I think this also comes up when trying to explain Mastodon or the fediverse to a wider audience. They just have no frame of reference for this kind of stuff. "Where's the app in the App Store?" "Why do I have to choose an instance?" "What the heck's an instance?"
It's just expected that Mastodon is a startup in California somewhere, and it's got millions of dollars of VC money and bus ads saying "get it on the App Store, get it on Google Play." How could things possibly be anyway else?
Works with computers and stuff
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