It is a common refrain that commercial surveillance is not that scary: “It’s just used for ads.”
re the Windows XP source leaks https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-xp-source-code-leaked-online-on-4chan-out-of-all-places/
I'm having a look at it while it's downloading:
- many conspirationist videos 🙄
- source code of MSDos, NT, WinCE, XP, Xbox, XboxLive.
- Related ebooks and documentation.
I'll keep this thread updated once I know if it's worth or not downloading...
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Nvidia Is Said to Near Deal to Buy Chipmaker Arm From SoftBank
You can now easily migrate your entire inbox from another provider to ProtonMail with the Import-Export app, which has now exited beta. You can also export your messages to create a local backup. Available for all paid ProtonMail users. Read more here: https://protonmail.com/blog/import-export-app-release
"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"
New Mac ransomware is even more sinister than it appears
Apple devices will get encrypted DNS in iOS 14 and macOS 11
Is Facebook using US courts to create a GDPR backdoor to your data?
Dark Basin: Uncovering a Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation
Using this WhatsApp feature will land your phone number in Google search results
(From www.reuters.com): Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-google-privacy-lawsuit/google-faces-5-billion-lawsuit-in-u-s-for-tracking-private-internet-use-idUSKBN23933H?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
(From twitter.com): Zoom says it won’t encrypt free calls so it can work more with law enforcement https://twitter.com/nicoagrant/status/1268020841054269440
#OpenFTW “Lenovo is moving to certify the full workstation portfolio for top Linux distributions from Ubuntu® and Red Hat® – every model, every configuration.” https://news.lenovo.com/pressroom/press-releases/lenovo-brings-linux-certification-to-thinkpad-and-thinkstation-workstation-portfolio-easing-deployment-for-developers-data-scientists/
Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million
If your computer has thunderbolt port, an attacker who gets brief physical access to it can read and copy all your data, even if your drive is encrypted and your computer is locked or set to sleep
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