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I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"

I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.

I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.

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a=(697 770 852 941);b=(1209 1336 1477 1633);c='123A456B789C*0#D';while read -N1 l;do r="${c#*$l}";i=$((${#c}-${#r}-1));[ "$l" = "*" ]&&i=12;play -n synth sin ${a[$((i/4))]} sin ${b[$((i%4))]} remix - trim 0 0.2 2>/dev/null;done # Play DTMF tones using your keyboard. Uses sox pkg.

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Hello everyone!

Encrypting your disk is worthy since it protects your information from unauthorized users.

Which is why I have 2 options below!

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1. VeraCrypt

Features: Derived from TrueCrypt | Easy to use | Full disk encryption (FDE) |

Site: frama.link/Veracrypt

For: :linux: :windows: :apple_inc: :freebsd:
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2. Linux Unified Key Setup

Features: FDE | Uses dm-crypt | Included by in Ubuntu |

Site: frama.link/luks

For: :linux:
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Stay Safe!

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"And as with the German government – which presented its own hydrogen strategy last month – the European Commission and other EU institutions appear to be similarly intoxicated by the false promises of the gas industry. Both hydrogen strategies, while officially prioritising green hydrogen (made of renewable energy), keep the door firmly open to fossil gas and hydrogen made with fossil fuels." 

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Researchers from Dublin reviewed the Google Play Services that are mandatory for Covid Tracing Apps on Android. Every 20 min they transfer:
- IP adress
- phone #
- email
- IMEI
- SIM #
scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/co
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population

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Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

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Last month, members of CCC testified in German parliament about the importance of anonymity tools in technopolitics: "Encryption & anonymization services such as Tor are fundamental for secure communication & protection of information from unauthorized access. For people affected by repression or surveillance, it's essential that encryption methods and anonymization services are neither weakened nor provided with backdoors."

Read the full statement here:
ccc.de/system/uploads/302/orig

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Habe gerade rausgefunden, dass enteentegeh.de auf duckduckgo.com weiterleitet und nun ist mein Tag gemacht :) :rubberduck:

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Instagram removes ability to view posts unless you are logged in.

Another example of why open source alternatives are increasingly important!

#deleteInstagram #usePixelfed

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