Doctorow: "if that data leaks, it would allow anyone to break into your kid's cloud and plunder all their private data... Naturally, Teensafe stored thousands of parents and kids' usernames and passwords, without encryption, on an insecure server." #privacy #security
Online behavior as a Lamarckian epigenome, or how our actions convert into memetic behavior:
For too long, federal agents have treated the border as a Constitution-free zone, searching travelers without individualized suspicion that they have committed a crime. This must stop.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/eff-new-york-appellate-court-no-warrantless-border-device-searches source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/997201356879364096
Serious vulnerability incoming. If you use PGP and email please read this: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-now
GPG is broken
Twitter: what's GPG?
"Privacy Possum is Privacy Badger on Steroids" – https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/07/privacy-possum-is-privacy-badger-on-steroids/ #Privacy
OK, all you #Mastodon instance admins, this might be the beginning of a new wave of users coming onto the network.
Twitter sold data to Cambridge Analytica; data sales accounted for 13% of Twitter's revenue in 2017
This is what happens when a company known for style *and* substance decide to embrace style *over* substance for style:
The low-profile keyboards on the new Macbook Pro are a disaster. They’re far too sensitive to dust or debris and some break within two days of purchase
If you have an older model that still works fine, hold on to it for dear life. But make sure the keyboard is clean
I’m staying with my ancient Thinkpad
Calacanis Launches Open Book Challenge to Counter Facebook
Wrote a #ClojureScript bot to delete your old tweets:
It was inspired by this post from Vicky Lai on making her tweets ephemeral: https://vickylai.com/verbose/delete-old-tweets-ephemeral/
Want to know what took me the longest? All the hemming-and-hawing about testing it on my actual account.
And I'm a #privacy nut. No wonder people have a hard time deleting Facebook.