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Next time somebody complains about how HTTPS is "useless" or some such, send them this:

A target’s web browsing can leave them open to attack without the need for them to click on a specifically-designed malicious link. This approach involves waiting for the target to visit a website that is not fully secured during their normal online activity. Once they click on a link to an unprotected site, NSO Group’s software can access the phone and trigger an infection.


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"Many eyes make bugs shallow" doesn't apply to security bugs. You need the *right* eyes auditing the code. Until then, backdoors like this can hide in plain sight.

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There's a very nice merge request from jetomit for adding support for the Kobo Clara HD ereader in @postmarketOS

Here's it running a mainline kernel with some patches with #sxmo

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Crazy: @chbmeyer says he asked #Renault what kind of personal data his car collects & shares with the company. #GDPR

Here you go, dystopian shit:

- Charging history
- Temperature
- Unique car & battery IDs
- Kilometres driven (battery)
- Operational state of engine
- Driving & parking history
- Data on speed, acceleration & deceleration
- Number of times ABS has been activated
- When airbags are deactivated
- Name, first name & email of owner
- Other electric vehicles in vicinity
- Geolocation

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But even in the US you'd have some measure of RISC.

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So umm, this happened...
(All I gave it was the comment and function definition)

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Does this tool exist (ideally as FOSS):

- you upload a series of slides / add content
- viewers access a web page
- as you advance the slides/content, the content on the webpage changes automatically


So you can present, without the bandwidth of video / screen sharing.

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The key to making good coffee is consistency. Perform the same steps in the same order the same way every time. Not for flavor, but so you can make coffee before you've had coffee.

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If you want to know why there is so much resentment towards Canonical and Ubuntu in the rest of the Linux world, this is a good example.

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#Android 12 allows alternate app stores to update apps in the background without user interaction. Guess it is a good news for #fdroid and others

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Weird - writing a Paypal scams article for a client (how to avoid them, not how to do them) and using Google docs because that’s what the client uses, when suddenly…

This item has been flagged as inappropriate and can no longer be shared

Which is odd.

I’m guessing Google scans the documents for known spammy /scammy phrases?

Yet another reason I don’t use Google unless I have to…

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There's a small chance this is one of the biggest findings in scientific history: turns out there's things that look surprisingly like tiny fungal puffballs on Mars, and they seem to grow.

Also, there seems to be something that looks like fungal growths on on rovers. Which as the authors' point out, could easily be contamination from earth. Even that would be a finding with huge implications: life growing on another planet. Sure, life we introduced. But still!

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Herzlich willkommen auf Mastodon @unihohenheim @Umweltministerium

Gutes Zeichen für eine datenschutzkonforme digitale Kommunikation: Die ersten beiden öffentlichen Stellen in #bawü haben bei uns einen Account eingerichtet.

Wir öffnen nach und nach die Instanz, andere öffentliche Stellen können es dem Umweltministerium BaWü und der Uni Hohenheim nachmachen!

#Datenschutz und #Digitalisierung gehören zusammen - und funktionieren zusammen 👍

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It's official: the @opensuse community has transitioned from the beta phase of #openSUSE Leap 15.3 to the Release Candidate phase. A big thank you to all the developers, #opensource contributors and #community members who have helped us get to this point.

Somebody please stop the planet, I want to get off at the next station:

> support JavaScript embedded in PDF files

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Majority of the European Parliament welcomes the Commission's intention to oblige e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol) by 580:76:37.

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@rysiek @nintendh03s It's interesting to also note that #CloudFlare claims in their FaQ that "you don't have to" trust them: Yet they see all HTTPS traffic in the clear. So the fact that they lie about the need for trust is in itself cause for distrust.

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A thought-provoking article by a person that ditched his social media and even smartphone. He found a lot of happiness in it.

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"10 Years of Open-Source Visualization" by Mike Bostock

Lots of wisdom in here, especially around how to interact with the community as an open-source maintainer.

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