Interesting that Sri Lankan govt. response to the terrorist bombings includes temp blocks on FB, Instagram, WhatApp and other social media both to "stop the spread of misinformation" and "to prevent further extremist attacks and retaliatory violence." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/world/asia/sri-lanka-bombing-explosion.html
Zuckerberg funded FB engineers to make a "personalized learning" platform for Kansas kids. Besides the educational concerns, how much personal data is this program storing indefinitely? Who gets access to it? #privacy https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/21/technology/silicon-valley-kansas-schools.html
How exactly do you "accidentally" write software that logs into an email account, pulls down the contact list and stores it in a FB database? #privacy https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4
Software engineers are indoctrinated to believe: "People only hate ads when they aren't relevant." This doctrine has led to over 20 years of mass data collection. It's a lie, and if more engineers dared to question it, we'd get a lot further on #privacy.
This post-mortem of today's Matrix prod compromise is great for its transparency and cautious response. Also a clear demonstration why dev infrastructure (Jenkins or otherwise) should not be allowed to access prod. #keepemseparated #infosec #devops https://matrix.org/blog/2019/04/11/security-incident/index.html
Will Google be contributing to the #FOSS "community" software these companies are named for, or the proprietary "enterprise" software these companies sell and spend most of their efforts on? #opencore #devops https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-challenges-aws-with-open-source-support/
I hope @evacide can kill stalkerware. Solving for that threat solves so many others. Real solutions would also stop general-purpose tracking from far too many phone apps (and phone vendors). #privacy https://www.wired.com/story/eva-galperin-stalkerware-kaspersky-antivirus/
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