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.
Encrypting your disk is worthy since it protects your information from unauthorized users.
Which is why I have 2 #foss options below!
Features: Derived from TrueCrypt | Easy to use | Full disk encryption (FDE) |
2. Linux Unified Key Setup
Features: FDE | Uses dm-crypt | Included by in Ubuntu |
"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."
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 #
- SIM #
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population
Riot is now Element!
Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
"China’s Great Firewall has finally come to Hong Kong’s internet"
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: