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At #DebConf, Linux founding father Jon "maddog" Hall talked about his new organization which designs single-board computers. And he mentioned #FreedomBox as a target use case!

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Federama v0.1 released
Version 0.1 of Federama offers a bare-bones CMS. There is a lot of work to be done in the future, but at this point Federama offers:

Registrations can be open or closed.
Front page will show posts.
Users can login.
Users can create posts.

That's about it. While the goal of Federama is to use ActivityPub to connect to the Fediverse, it's not there yet.
10thstreet.media/2019/07/18/fe
#Federama #release

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Alle reden über Face App, doch im Dezember wird in Österreich Gesichtserkennung starten. Unterstütze uns im Kampf gegen den Abbau von Grundrecht und für den Abbau von Überwachung. Werde jetzt Fördermitglied: epicenter.works/unterstuetzung

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Many cities in the world have become problematic when it comes to rents. Weirdly for me, almost no article, no podcast and no political discussion – even in in-depth formats – mentions strengthening/establishing cooperatives (Genossenschaften) as a part of the solution.

From my point of few, if most of the housing space would be held by either public institutions or cooperatives, many problems we face today would be either a solved or less grim.

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Password survey – most people still reuse their passwords for different accounts:

security.org/resources/online-

– 72% use the same password for different accounts
– 68% tweak a formerly-used password to use it as a "new" one
– only 27% use a password management app

See also our comprehensive article on modern credential management: infosec-handbook.eu/blog/moder

#password #security #survey #infosec #authentication

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Why Carl Malamud's Latest Brilliant Project, To Mine The World's Research Papers, Is Based In India - techdirt.com/articles/20190718 fab project, ridiculous that it had to be done this way. #scihub #tdm

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Wow. “As of December 2018 #PHP 5 and 7.0 became End of Life. It is now July 2019 and up to 74% of PHP powered sites in the top 1 million are running software that is End of Life” hackertarget.com/php-end-of-li

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Reports about some ISPs of Kazakhstan forcing people to install root certificates, resulting in MITM attacks:

bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.

groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/

– people get SMS informing them about the need to install government-issued root certificates

#mozilla #kazakhstan #mitm #root #certificate #security #infosec #cybersecurity

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tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism 

It's easier than I thought.

"Your Google Account and all its data have been deleted"

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Muhaha es gibt eine „ethical hacker“ Zertifizierung. Für Geld. Sie wird mit „von der nsa anerkannt“ beworben.

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Physical (de)centralization of Mastodon servers – after our XMPP scan, we took 1000+ random Mastodon servers and looked at their hosters:

gist.github.com/infosec-handbo

– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 5 companies in 4 countries
– 26% of servers are hosted in Japan, followed by the USA (24%) and France (23%)

#mastodon #decentralization #centralization #statistics

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Only in #Tyrol: A shop entirely dedicated to #bacon. Found in the shopping mall of #Innsbruck's main station last week.

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chaos.social

chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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