Just realised one beautiful fact about Mastodon: *zero* Trump reposts.
I blocked DT on Twitter long time ago to stop seeing his imbecile tirades, but enough of my friends have strong feelings about him to either reply or retweet his posts with angry comments.
This is naïve. Nobody cares about your comments, what counts is *number* of engagements. Once you made your mind, stop *any interactions* with his posts. Otherwise you're just another cog in the wheel of his media machine.
So startpage is now owned by an advertising company.
Being a former startpage user I'm now considering changing to jivesearch (its on PTio) however I currently can't connect, tell me if you have the same issues.
Anyway I will try to keep you posted on this (sorry I'm 2 days late).
For some reason, viruses & other pathogens don't really care about "traditions and beliefs"...
"In Brazil, forest fires rage across the Amazon, burning vast swathes of the rainforest, presided over by a leader who believes climate change is a “Marxist plot.” In America, health-related misinformation has become an epidemic of its own. And in Europe, country after country is losing their hard-earned measles-free status as the anti-vax movement becomes more potent by the day"
Cracking the Passwords of Early Internet Pioneers
"Flu kills an average of 8,000 people in England every year and can be particularly serious in very young children, pregnant women, adults aged 65 and over and those with health problems because they tend to have weaker immune systems. For the first time, all children will be given a nasal spray in primary schools, which will help them immunise against the four virus strains contained in the vaccine."
In the UK, Three seems to be quite advanced and enables some new tracking safeguards https://gsmmap.org/assets/pdfs/gsmmap.org-country_report-United_Kingdom-2019-08.pdf
Per https://gsmmap.org/ it seems like the easiest operator to intercept is MTS. The most advanced in terms of security safeguards was Tele2... until around 2015 when they actually started weakening them. Full report here https://gsmmap.org/assets/pdfs/gsmmap.org-country_report-Russian_Federation-2019-08.pdf
Google is currently on witchhunt for alternative #YouTube frontends: They target the services as well as their users.
In the last week, #Invidious instances first got IP banned, and once that was circumvented stopped via heavy rate limits.
Now they manage to associate #NewPipe users with google accounts somehow, and suspend these accounts:
Now that these frontends got #Google's attention, I don't think we can sustain this cat & mouse game for long. 😔
"The safety of herbicides needs to be determined by scientists, not chemophobic California jurors or vulturine attorneys. The health of our native ecosystems depends on it." https://slate.com/technology/2019/10/glyphosate-does-not-cause-cancer-saves-native-plants.html?via=gdpr-consent
Further security issues with #linux AppImage: internally they run fusermount and then an executable (!) script from /tmp (!) with a random name so good luck with confining that with AppArmor... Each AppImage binary thus requires CAP_DAV_OVERRIDE and CAP_SYS_ADMIN.
Playing with SIM card weakness fuzzer https://opensource.srlabs.de/projects/simtester/wiki This is 2018 Beeline simcard