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Hurtling toward cyberpunk dystopia: Amazon confirms picture and video stored indefinitely....

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The final remaining patent on the MP3 format — "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DIGITAL SIGNALS EMPLOYING BIT ALLOCATION USING COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT THRESHOLD MODELS TO ACHIEVE DESIRED BIT RATES" — has expired today.

I made an instance previewer, so you can see the local/federated feeds of an instance without signing up: unmung.com/mastoview?url=xoxo.

@jonathansampson someone should turn "Don't cache the nonce" into a song to the tune of "don't copy that floppy."

CC: @djsundog

Anybody set up a Mastodon instance in a jail yet?

Pandavirtualization: Exploiting the Xen hypervisor, this is the writeup of the latest XEN bug XSA-212 xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-2, tested against Qubes OS 3.2 - googleprojectzero.blogspot.com

@Gargron shouldn't pictures in CW toot also be hidden?

You know instance admins can read your direct messages in the fediverse? Twitter and Facebook also can - and sometimes do - read your private messages, and they have infrastructure to comply with law enforcement requests. I'd love to see some end-to-end encryption built into Mastodon clients.

HORRIBLE BAD STUFF ON THE OTHER SIDE Show more

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It's kinda weird to think about a social network where businesses own their own presences, rather than relying on a capricious third party service like Twitter or Facebook. Imagine NBC or The Verge running a Mastodon instance for their reporters to toot from, or Bethesda operating an instance for PR and customer support. No more lost business when Facebook changes their algorithms again because they need more money from boosted posts.

Weird, right?