What up, Strong?
“He found that by entering the username "root", leaving the password field blank, and hitting "enter" a few times, he would be granted unrestricted access to the [OS X Sierra] machine.”
"There’s no way to guarantee that your pet won’t eat you if you die, apart from not having any pets. Even hamsters and birds have been known to scavenge on occasion."
3 months remain for Demon's Souls' online services, as they will be shut down at the end of February.
[Cellphone] companies now track us much more closely than even the most committed human spies ever could… Show more
"Much of the digital technology all of us rely on today requires us to share information passively with third parties. Visiting a website, sending an email, buying a book online… If this kind of commonplace and unavoidable information-sharing is sufficient to extinguish constitutional privacy rights, the digital-age fourth amendment will soon be a dead letter."
Computers nowadays aren't personal, but snoops. Show more
More and more, computers the barbed fish hooks of surveillance rather than personal tools for creating and communicating.
You don't control what information is on or off the computer—it 'syncs' with a network of watchers. iPads and Android phones are carried on your person, their cameras and microphones and geotracking reporting everything they can, whenever they can.
Computers nowadays aren't for making, but for consuming. Show more
"More and more, [computers are] being positioned as consumer products rather than tools for authorship.
"You don't write a program—you buy an 'App.' iPad tablets and Android phones are slowly phasing out desktop computers. The corporations who manufacture these devices, Apple and Google, have the ultimate say in which programs, games, and apps are allowed to exist on the devices." – Anna Anthropy
Wouldn't it be nice if achievement icons…
• that are un/locked were easy to tell apart,
• could be distinguished by something more than just colour,
• were something other than guns and skulls? https://mastodon.social/media/gixifAVD6XJQlP8tzI0
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