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"The entropy of Bluetooth session keys is negotiated in an unauthenticated protocol between the participants. The attacker can manipulate this to the lowest entropy allowed, 1 byte. The resulting session key can then easily be brute forced."

knobattack.com/

#security #bluetooth #infosec

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this is how I would write peer reviews if I had slightly less self-control

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The Matrix is unrealistic because it's a movie where a black man and a woman tell a straight white man that everything he knows is wrong, and he just accepts that.

I really like the workflow of making something with pypi.org/project/Automat/ -- write down your idea of state-machines in code, then visualize them with graphviz. Repeat, then fill in "real" code in outputs

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supposedly the latest #debian release has support for the #novena laptop out of the box now; pulled mine out of the closet to give it a try

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@cwebber Hi, we're still working out the technical details. More information will be published this weekend!

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@PixelfedLabs Wait, which ocap approach is being taken? I'd love to know more?

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We have some exciting news!

Our next experiment involves improving federated privacy and security in Pixelfed.

We will be testing ActivityPub + OCAP for the Stories feature which will be released later this month.

This will only effect Pixelfed instances, we plan to support other ActivityPub implementations in the future.

#pixelfed #pixelfedLabs

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@sato1108ss I note that the author is the CEO of an online language learning company. That’s a strong indication that the article might be biased.

But worse, the whole “study” is based on data gathered through a “viral Facebook quiz” in which people provided self-assessments of their own skills and learning process, which is notoriously unreliable, bordering on farcical.

It's certainly true that adults are capable of learning languages to a high standard, but this is not convincing evidence.

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medium.com/@chacon/mit-scienti

"It’s highly possible that this learning difference by age is not due to some magic change in brain plasticity, but simply that adults don’t have as much time to be exposed as children and often hit a point where it stops being helpful to improve after a while. "

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As you may have noticed from recent boosts, @pixelfed now has "remote follows".

In case you're wondering what it is, #Pixelfed is a free open alternative to Instagram, designed for privacy-friendly photo sharing.

You can now follow Mastodon accounts from Pixelfed, and Pixelfed accounts from Mastodon.

Some good servers to sign up on:
pixelfed.de
pixelfed.social

Remote follows mean wherever you sign up, you can follow people from other servers 👍

#Instagram #Alternatives

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@Sosthene
Well, the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center is visible in the video, and that meshes with this news story. Appears, at least at first glance, to be legit.

scmp.com/news/china/society/ar

@stevenroose

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RT @AlexandreKrausz@twitter.com

Disturbing video taken in #Shenzhen just across the boarder with #HongKong. Something extraordinarily bad is about happen. #China #HongKongProtests #Democracy #SaveHongKong

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(Please RT) How would you feel about news publications hosting their own Mastodon instances?

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Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked jalopnik.com/public-transit-pr

Please fund more transit for people instead of pernicious capitalist nightmares for rich sycophants.

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'There is a form of #privacy being violated— activist Maciej Cegłowski calls it #ambientprivacy: “the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of #monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school or in our leisure time does not belong in a #permanentrecord.

Not every #conversation needs to be a #deposition.”'

theguardian.com/world/2019/jul

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If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.

Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. snowflake.torproject.org/

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