@brainblasted Purism partnering with Private Internet Access to provide a commercial VPN option out of the box. I wrote a blog post about why this is harmful after I failed to get through to Todd:
starwall is asking for money, boosts very appreciated Show more
My dad is kicking me out on Friday and I've just lost my job. It's all kinds of unpleasant to get kicked out and then go into work only to find out you've been fired, so uh, I guess now's a good a time as any to hit the road.
I have a plan to move in with a fellow fediversian but I need some money to make sure I can pay my own insurance on top of the new rent to make it to the end of the next month, hopefully I'll have a job by then. thanks for everything, you generous and loving people. without this place I'd doubtlessly be truly lost, but with the fediverse at my back I've got wind in my sails. I love you all.
Ahh, das chinesische Callcenter versucht mal wieder meinen Windowscomputer zu reparieren. bin schon einmal hocheskaliert worden weil sie mit meinem qutebrowser nicht klarkamen, nun bekomme ich gleich einen Rückruf vom Manager weil ich anydesk nicht installieren kann
Bisher hat noch niemand gefragt, ob ich überhaupt einen Windowsrechner besitze
Just syaing ... https://thehackernews.com/2019/05/hack-whatsapp-vulnerability.html Hackers Used WhatsApp 0-Day Flaw to Secretly Install Spyware On Phones #infosec #security
After major security vulnerabilities or data breaches, "security people" show up and tell you to delete your account immediately. "Oh, time to delete your account! Switch to service/product … instead!"
Such statements totally ignore that security vulnerabilities are widespread and the vast majority of data breaches won't become publicly-known. Full control over your data and devices requires 100% isolation from the internet, not just arbitrarily switching services or products.
Non-technical people may have trouble installing F-droid due to Google's ban on rival app stores.
We need non-technical people to be on the Fediverse, so that it stands a chance of replacing centralised services.
That's why I list Google Play links on switching.social, not because I like Play but because I want to make it as easy as possible to try alternatives.
Chelsea Manning has been released from jail
"Her legal team has already been served another subpoena. It demands she appear before a different grand jury on May 17. Manning has vowed not to answer any questions and, therefore, could be returned to custody as early as next week. " :(
Baltimore ransomware attack Show more
#ITSec: A ransomware attack has brought down #Baltimore City Gov't networks https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/05/baltimore-city-government-hit-by-robbinhood-ransomware/
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It's time to break up Facebook
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