#Amazon’s collaborations with local police turn its Ring doorbell cameras into unofficial community #surveillance systems - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/07/amazons-collaborations-with-local-police-turn-its-ring-doorbell-cameras-into-blanket-unsupervised-community-surveillance-systems/ this is an appalling development #privacy
uspol facebook potus history bloopers
Excerpting some photos so y'all don't have to go to that site
I'm calling a social media strike for July 4-5: https://larrysanger.org/2019/06/social-media-strike/
I know many here have already abandoned the likes of Facebook and Twitter. But if you're still there...announce that you're on strike (repeatedly?) on those days, in protest of these companies' abusive policies, and if you like, share this Declaration of Digital Independence: https://larrysanger.org/2019/06/declaration-of-digital-independence/
News stories: https://twitter.com/lsanger/status/1146140428338716674
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@enkiv2 it's great that as a society we've managed to reinvent premium cable except even more expensive and less efficient
Dijkstra, writing advice
Edsger W. Dijkstra might have written to following lines in 1972 about programmers, but I believe they relate to writers of all sorts: "The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague."
A 53-Year-Old Network Coloring Conjecture Is Disproved
In just three pages, a Russian mathematician has presented a better way to color certain types of networks than many experts thought possible.
Then today, a new oracle webLogic deserialization RCE 0day vulnerability was found and is being actively used in the wild.We analyzed and reproduced the 0day vulnerability, which is based on and bypasses the patch for CVE-2019–2725 .
1. Deserialization in "safe" languages is a never ending source of vulns. You give an attacker the equivalent of eval, they're gonna eval some shit.
2. After fixing a vulnerability, everybody is gonna examine that code under a microscope. Anything first patch missed... bad news.
Insightful blog post on how much people's lives depend on this app and how it's used to censor and spy on its citizens.
"The censors who can lock you out of Wechat hold real power over you."
The @kde has done an absolutely incredible job creating a truly world class user experience. We at GNOME appreciate everything you have done to push the #FOSS desktop forward, and we continue to be inspired by your community and vision! 🤗
Michabo v0.1 release
I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Michabo v0.1. Sources can be retrieved from the Michabo Git repository. A pre-built binary for Mac users has been attached to this post.
I was planning to do a pre-built Windows version, but was unsuccessful in getting OpenSSL to work with Qt on Windows. Help with that is certainly welcome for future releases!
Michabo is a performance-oriented desktop client for Pleroma and Mastodon instances. With the exception of media handling, which is still a work in progress, the client implements most of the features one would expect in a fediverse client.
The primary goal of the client is to bridge between the fediverse and the desktop computing experience. This goal is only partially realized as yet, and I intend to write a more detailed blog soon about how this design goal is ultimately realized.
Michabo is free software, built by the Pleroma community and licensed under the GNU GPLv3 license.
Right now here are Michabo’s primary deficiencies:
No integrated support for viewing attachments (attachments are handed off to external viewers, with your web browser as the ultimate fallback)
Attachments without preview thumbnails are handled suboptimally.
The Attachment Grid Layout System could really still use some love.
Special timelines such as Pleroma’s Direct Messages timeline are not yet supported.
Composing messages with a custom scope are not yet supported (but the scope will be copied).
With that said, I’ve been using Michabo as my primary desktop client for the past few days to fairly reasonable success.
Please report any bugs you encounter to the Michabo bug tracker.
Twitter being far-right friendly
<< Twitter has temporarily suspended journalist and author @DavidNeiwert, who doggedly covers white supremacists and the far-right. "They locked my account because of my book cover illustration," he tells me by email. Here's his book cover:>>
A smarthome concept that wasn't absolute hell: the mid-80s Soviet SPHINX project, based on the idea that there would be a central, modular PC and appliances in the house like the TV would connect to it via the LAN. Everything was designed to be easily-expandable or pared-down as needed. It was purely conceptual but the props looked cool as hell.
Server wrangler by day, gourmand by night. Facebook production engineer, Fedora Project contributor on weekends. He/him. @michel-slm for my cat pictures.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!