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A defence I hear often when complaining about surveillance: "we don't have the money to go after everybody!" And it's probably true, today. But what if a future dictator has more money? What if you're innocent but got on some list somewhere and now they feel justified in singling you out? "They are too poor to spy on me" is a lousy defence compared to "It's illegal to spy on me and I will sue them if they do, and there are organisations that will help me if I need it!"

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Today I am grateful for

tasty leftovers
and dishwashing machines.

These Bitcoin bomb threat hoaxers better have way better opsec than I suspect they have. They've got a helluva lot of cybersec investigators across a helluva lot of institutions forensicking TF out of them right now.

*upgrade pip*

*change tidylib for pytidylib*

*fix script to match*

*run script*


It was ever thus. Off to the docs I go.

*needs to run Python grading script*

*updates Homebrew*

*upgrades Homebrew*

*must install XCode*

*must agree to XCode terms*

*upgrades Homebrew, completely this time*

... the saga continues.

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Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.

My data is not yours to own.

You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.

You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.

Then you took away our nation.

My data is not yours to own.

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Over on Mokum (the social network where I spend most of my social-network time) we are doing pix.

I have no idea why, nor who started it, but I posted a photo (my slippers are really boring y'all) because why the hell not, it's charming.

Charm is unduly rare in social networks these days.

Is Gojira taking out NeoMadison? What IS the thumping shaking my building?

Well, that was an intensely satisfying research interview.

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Here's the direct link to the findings from those documents:

It is really quite damning.

* Facebook deliberately obscured from users what information they were collecting about them & how to opt out

* Facebook used its monopoly to cripple competing applications and services

* Facebook signed agreements to acquire data other app developers collected in exchange for some of its own

* Companies could circumvent user permissions by signing an agreement with Facebook

(For the record, this is NOT the university's regular web template.)

If you actually have to tell your website visitors to scroll, your web design is total shite.

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Welp, Digital Preservation Network is sunsetting... HOWEVER it looks like they're actually doing it in a longer and responsible manner, vs. DPLA's just like "oh we laid a bunch of people off btw"

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A spaceship landed in the park. An alien emerged, looked around, and walked up to the nearest person. Me.
It held my hand gently, patted me on the shoulder, and said "There, there, it'll work out".
Then it left.
It's silly, but I do feel better now.

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Hey, article out today! (link is to issue TOC because there is so much awesome in this issue and I want people to see it!) Ordering dinner out in celebration.

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The privacy-friendly email and VPN provider Protonmail currently has 50% off its 2 year subscription plans:

(The offer ends soon as it was just meant for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period.)

#Email #Privacy #VPN

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