Today I got promoted to IT manager position after my proposal got approved by the management to use multiple open source solutions and replace propriety products the company is using.
Tests went well and they were happy with the services. I will be handling the migration and training for the coming months.
To thank the wonderful open source community I will be donating a part of my pay for the coming 3 months.
My daily driver running arch+i3 and using the dracula color scheme.
Last month, Kazakhstan attempted to break encrypted web traffic by asking citizens to install bad root certificates on their devices. Now the authorities say it was all just a "test." We've updated our article on the matter with the latest info: https://protonmail.com/blog/kazakhstan-internet-surveillance/
Folks it's really simple: I won't use an application that has this sort of backdoor. I won't buy a phone with this sort of backdoor.
You'll also find people like OpenWhisperSystems will simply not ever add it to Signal.
When end-to-end crypto is outlawed, I'll happily become a fugitive.
Everyone should read up on the original cypherpunks, because it looks like a new generation will be fighting the good fight.
"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"
This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.
All my web developer friends need to get on this ASAP.
With Firefox 67, a CSS media feature has been added to detect if a user wants to see webpages with a dark or light theme. Chrome is supposed to support it later this year too.
as a follow up post, here's a list of alternatives to adobe software. source attached.
As part our commitment to open source, today we are announcing the release of GopenPGP, an open source golang encryption library. This library powers all our apps and has been audited for security by @sec_consult. https://protonmail.com/blog/openpgp-golang/
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...
"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...
Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.
They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."
Also Article 13 itself is contradictory: it depends on filters existing which are 100% effective, because it calls for blocking piracy while respecting fair use (such as parody).
Machines will probably never be able to tell fair use from piracy, and the scale of social networks is too huge to check content manually.
I don't think Article 13 is enforceable unless they abandon either the piracy or the fair use portions, but if they do that it calls the whole law into question.
WhatsApp cofounder tells students to delete Facebook https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/whatsapp-brian-acton-delete-facebook-stanford-lecture
~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~
New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).
This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:
(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)
French IT student, indie game fan, FOSS enthusiast and linux user.
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