2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

@cwebber Are you so sure they'd stand for the Democratic party? πŸ€”

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πŸ“£PSA -- PRIVACY -- IMPORTANT πŸ“£

Private Internet Access (PIA VPN) is getting bought by Kape and the new owners have a shady past and have been known to sell user data.

Bail ASAP

https://malwaretips.com/threads/cyberghost-owner-to-purchase-private-internet-access-vpn.96502/

Just a friendly reminder:

We are closer to the Y2038 bug than the Y2K bug.

you've been assigned to the worst circle of hell

correctly getting a list of filenames with spaces in them from one process and iterating over them in bash

@nolan I think this is an important point. People may not be aware how often their TVs and speakers are sending data to companies.

My top blocked domain on my pi-hole right now is to Sonos. How would I know that if I wasn't a) savvy enough to set up a pi-hole and b) privacy conscious enough to bother.

Whereas anyone running an ad blocker in their browser can see how much stuff is getting blocked.

US law/lobbying, privacy, Dropbox link 

US law/lobbying, privacy, Dropbox link 

US law/lobbying, privacy, Dropbox link 

i have been forcibly reminded the voyager plates basically constitute a mixtape, unsolicited nudes, and directions to where we live

I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.)

love how we're inching closer and closer to antivax psychos being bio terrorists

TIL the Windows XP wallpaper is literally on fire and it's a perfect metaphor for the tech industry right now and also very disconcerting

You couldn't make Toy Story in the future, because nobody will remember playing with generic astronaut or generic cowboy toys. blank slates that you could make original characters out of. Every cowboy toy at the store now is a Woody, every spaceman is a Buzz Lightyear. Even Mr. Potato Head has been re-branded as a Toy Story toy. The world depicted in the movie is unrealistic because it doesn't have Disney branding all over everything, ironically. Disney devoured that world and replaced it.

we don't need a "please don't use this for evil" code license. we need a diverse professional organization with a code of ethics that reviews free+open software so we can properly collectively own that software, advise its dev/use, and apply consequential pressure upon misuse.

I see this same kind of stuff in the LineageOS/Android ROM community, and it bums me out. It's like we're given a choice between 1) trust Google/Comcast/$BIGCORP with all your private date, or 2) trust some Macedonian teenager who compiled a binary somewhere. And of course, this choice is not even available to the non-technically-inclined (who frankly are better off going with Apple).

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