Why you should really, really update your #Logitech wireless dongle - https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/14/20692471/logitech-mousejack-wireless-usb-receiver-vulnerable-hack-hijack #rr
The cult of optimism got us into this mess. It’s time to embrace pessimism -
A Power Bank For Soldering On The Go - https://hackaday.com/2019/07/14/a-power-bank-for-soldering-on-the-go/ #rr
How Do You Explain the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Cloud Security? - http://highscalability.com/blog/2018/9/19/how-do-you-explain-the-unreasonable-effectiveness-of-cloud-s.html #rr
How much bandwidth does the spinal cord have?
(submitted by jacobedawson)
I finished my stint as a Mozilla Fellow and now I'm relaunching my Patreon with a focus on, well, fixing social media.
This means I'm going to continue my concerted work trying to make the fediverse a better place, in the form of best practice guides for running instances, external advocacy, and technical tutorials and training so that more people can contribute software to the fediverse at large.
You can read a partial summary of my work so far at my new Patreon page!
Datenschutz: Bundesregierung will kein neues Gesetz für Smart-Home-Geräte - https://www.zeit.de/politik/2019-07/datenschutz-smart-home-ueberwachung-bundesregierung - weil sie es gar nicht benötigten, denn bereits jetzt solle die mit geringeren Hürden versehene Online-Durchsuchung Anwendung finden, im Ggs zur "akustischen Wohnraumüberwachung".
Also, let me say this: the webpages of the independent are shite! Half the page on my phone was covered by a video that didn’t scroll off and that I couldn’t immediately close. Uuuugh. Ads nosed with the content, multiple times. A battered face right in the middle of it all. Nope nope nope. 👎
Adblocking, old man yells at cloud
I grew up on dialup. 1200bps, max. I remember what it was like to get anything done at that speed, and now that it's no longer a thing I wouldn't inflict it upon anyone. That's why I try to keep my stuff as lightweight as possible, with as few deps as possible.
Treat others as you'd want to be treated, right?
A couple of years back I went to an HTML5 meetup and hung out with a bunch of web developers. I suck at web design (so much so that I didn't bother to try to write a new theme for my website, I used one that someone else made and tweaked it a little). One of the webdevs noticed that I use a couple of adblockers and yelled at me for taking money out of his mouth. That one cannot eat money, and that he gets paid a (much larger) salary (than I do) is beside the point.
So I put my laptop on the local network (Windbringer had been tethered to my mobile - OPSEC, ya' know) and asked him for the URL of the website he works on. He gave it to me. I opened it in a bare Firefox profile (no addons, no config tweaks, new right out of the box). His precious website loaded fully after just under three minutes.
Then, to make things fair, I rebooted Windbringer, got back on the local wireless, and opened it in my usual Firefox profile, with all the adblockers turned on. His website loaded in about five seconds.
"Your website loads so much tracking garbage up front that your page won't load in less than three minutes. I don't have time for that." And I left.
Unsurprisingly, I haven't been invited back, but my point stands - too much crap means your page won't load in a reasonable period of time.
Google people listen to private recordings from around your house – to me this is obvious: there will be times when you unintentionally say the hot word or something like it and it will start recording. On my iPhone I can start playback by pressing a button on the headphones. Half the time Siri starts up even though I disabled it. All those seconds are getting sent to Apple, surely. There, it sounds like garbage so every now and then somebody will have to check whether it is Swiss German or not.
"Google admits workers listen to private recordings from around your house
Google claims listening to recordings is 'critical' to improving its AI voice assistant"
".. es ist einfach auch ein schlechtes Beispiel, wie man sich für die Gesundheit fremder Menschen interessieren soll: nämlich nicht einfühlend, sondern kontrollierend, im Grunde in einer Form von Tratsch als sozialer Kontrolle“
Hat sich schon irgendwer von denen, die #Maaßen jahrelang gelobt, bestärkt und in seiner Position als Verfassungsschutzchef gehalten haben, rückblickend kritisch geäußert?
Es ist ja nicht so, dass er vor dem Rausschmiss ein Täubchen gewesen wäre.
Googles Assistenzwanze: Auch Bettgespräche werden von Menschen ausgewertet – netzpolitik.org - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/googles-assistenzwanze-auch-bettgespraeche-werden-von-menschen-ausgewertet/ #rr
Mit Open-Source-Saatgut gegen Monopole und Klimawandel - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/mit-open-source-saatgut-die-landwirtschaft-befruchten/ #rr
Provides IT solutions, #opensource/#FLOSS enthusiast, advocates security, privacy. Sees the cloud as other people's computers.
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.
Follow @ordnung for low-traffic instance-related updates.
The primary instance languages are German and English.