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join the cyberwitches cult as:
- daughters of the glitched buffer
- sisterhood of recursion
- eternal loop oracle
- data decay deacons
- mistress of procedures

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"How could I ever trust my Mastodon admin with my data? A large company like Twitter is more secure because they have proper procedures in place" A large company like Twitter:

reuters.com/article/us-twitter

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@sir because it only takes one angry person with a problem it doesn't solve very well to label it a worthless piece of shit
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It's very easy to order food from the local Indian place now. I just call and then show up on the caller ID and they tell me when it'll show up. The only word I say is "thanks".

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Awesome, there's a tool that let's you "cloak" your face in images to make it useless for AI face detection without changing how it looks to humans!

sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes

I had this idea for ages but had no time to build it. Excited to see that it's possible :) For now, at least. Surely counter-strategies will emerge. #privacy

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@deavmi @sir You're probably an outlier. Folks in my uni literally cannot differentiate between git and GitHub—and can't think beyond the fork/PR workflow.

But ditch that, there's an even worse crowd who think GitHub is like… DeviantArt but for their code. They "upload" code to GitHub (they don't care for proper commit messages, they just use the web UI), in hopes that a recruiter thinks their resume-padding React todo app is worthwhile.

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It is funny how often authors of tech sites and blogs recommend as the most reliable . Every time I see it, I think "sure, but how could I use it when so few services support this?!"
Seriously, from things I currently use only (least critical account for me) have this as an option.
By the way, why is this so unpopular in practice?

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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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My another old vision of / from . Slightly inspired by some web comic with as man with classic attributes (as I remember in that comic death was depicted as natural and unevitable end of all things and I always saw Ruin that way, not as evil villain).
Altered Unix command was from jokes in some chat long time ago.

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Apple Has No Tolerance For Webcam Covers

puri.sm/posts/apple-has-no-tol

"When we designed our Librem 5 phone from scratch, we made sure to add and expand our hardware kill switches to that hardware... you can control your cameras and microphone, WiFi and Bluetooth, and even the cellular modem with kill switches."

#privacy #freedom #security

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A journalist is asking me how the Indian community of Mastodon is doing after its late-2019 rise to prominence. Unfortunately unless someone here has any numbers I'm going to have to say that I don't know, since Mastodon does not track user locations...

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we're seeing unprecedented cat levels

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And yet we spend obscene engineering resources on reliability and scalability for spyware, intrusive advertising, gambling, addictive design

Fuck this shitty planet

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So about that "zero logs" VPN you were using

comparitech.com/blog/vpn-priva

Good reminder that privacy is NOT built on trust. You have to assume that anything they COULD do with your data, they WILL do with your data. The only business you can trust with your privacy is the one that doesn't handle private data in the first place.

This is also why Protonmail is full of shit!

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