“Like the majority of Google’s privacy pushes that we’ve seen until now, the FLoC proposal isn’t as user-friendly as you might think. For one thing, others have already pointed out that this proposal doesn’t necessarily stop people from being tracked across the web, it just ensures that Google’s the only one doing it.”


Clear message in Czech newspapers today - "Russian terror", "who were the Russian killer agents" etc. The GRU sabotage was to prevent delivery of some weapons Ukraine purchased in Czechia - and it kind of worked, that batch was blown up. Was it worth it? Rosatom is now being kicked out from the Dukovany nuclear power plant tender and Kremlin seems to have very seriously antagonized yet another country in EU.

Unreal Tournament (1999): платная игра, нет DLC, нет сезонного пропуска, нет платных скинов. Моды, кастомные сервера, карты, режимы, мутаторы, тотальные конверсии. Редактор карт в комплекте. Поддерживается до сих пор, последний патч вышел пару месяцев назад.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (2019): платная игра с платным сезонным пропуском, платными скинами и бустерами опыта. Через год после выхода игры поддержка прекращена, сама игра преврещена в огромный рекламный баннер. Модов нет, пользовательского контента нет, редактора нет.

Эволюция игровой индустрии

The Soviet-Chinese propaganda looks like a wonderful story of gays who met at a metallurgical plant. Married and had wonderful childrens.


Wow - Mishkin and Chepiga, the two GRU officers of Salisbury fame, are now linked to 2014 ammunition depot explosion that in Czechia that killed two people


Milford at Sea today. Temptation to do a swim disappeared after I submerged my feet 😬

RT @JemielniakD@twitter.com

We studied 50k tweets about @AstraZeneca@twitter.com. We found the commonly retweeted tweets to be filled with misinformation and from well-established disinformation outlets. We also identified large coordination networks involved in political #astroturfing and #vaccine diplomacy. twitter.com/medrxivpreprint/st

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JemielniakD/status

APT29 top five exploits:

-CVE-2018-13379 in FortiGate VPN
-CVE-2019-9670 in Zimbra
-CVE-2019-11510 in Pulse Secure VPN
-CVE-2019-19781 in Citrix ADC
-CVE-2020-4006 in VMware

Interesting, all are proprietary software from respected vendors, no FOSS on the list 🤔


OK, so I'm looking for work, if you see something matching my profile - please pass it my way.

Got broad nerd qualifications, linux-first since 2003, high interest in privacy/security, some sysadmin skills (running some services since >15yrs), semi-advanced project management, organised anything from small tech projects to logistics for big events with thousands of people. TV production technician by education.

Most of my experience scares away corporates, and I'm really bad at writing CV's.

Совпадение? Не думаю!

14 апреля 2021 — Росстат объявил (lenta.ru/news/2021/04/14/bedn/) о снижении бедности в России в 2020 году. По итогам года уровень снизился до 12,1%, что на 0,2 процентного пункта, или на 300 тысяч человек, меньше, чем аналогичный показатель за 2019 год.

8 февраля 2021 — Росстат (meduza.io/news/2021/02/08/ross): избыточная смертность в 2020 году составила 324 тысячи человек.

I just realised that implicitly I built a FLOC tester :D

Want to check if your browser implements FLOC? Just go to shivering-isles.com and if a banner shows up warning you about FLOC, your browser is affected. Amazing!

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While a lot of people decided to set a header to opt-out from FLOC tracking for their users, I decided to embrace it and let people make up their own mind.

For those interested in the banner, here are the implementation details:


It's kept simple and efficient. It'll only show up, when your browser implements the API. Enjoy!

#FLOC #privacy

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A website in Russia gathering people's declarations to attend protests in support of Navalny suffered a data breach, and whoever did that, they started sending threats to the people who signed up.

Unfortunately, it's yet another failure of "data hoarding marketing" attitude over privacy-focus, which should be priority *especially* when people who sign-up can be subject to state repressions.

@kawaiipunk @davidoclubb

what really pisses me off is many 30/40 something Brexit voters had fun in their own youth travelling to Ibiza or teknivals (raves held in European countries) making use of free movement - and cops in the countries where the events happened turning a blind eye to rampant drug use, dealing and drug driving from the UK folk (many of whom were only doing it because UK had clamped down on these things), and yet they voted against positive bits of European integration..

@kawaiipunk @piggo @davidoclubb

exactly - they won't have to "abandon" their second homes, no more than people from Russia or China or Singapore would.

However they will have to comply more with immigration and tax rules and a lot of Brit expats set up home in a foreign country to try and avoid these (and were very often also trying to use the "common EU citizen" status whilst still being a "foreigner" (but a rich one) as a get out to avoid complying with various domestic regulations))

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