𝙁𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙡𝙖𝙬𝙨𝙪𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙩𝙤 $𝟔𝟓𝟎𝙈 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩

"A judge has OK'd what he calls one of the largest-ever settlements of a privacy lawsuit, giving a thumbs-up Friday to Facebook paying $650 million to users who alleged the company created and stored scans of their faces without permission."

cnet.com/news/facebook-privacy

There needs to be a study on why #DuckDuckGo users are so extremely loyal to that company. The loyalty is so high that #DDG fans disregard the fact that DDG has been caught violating their own privacy policy twice. And when DDG switches to #Microsoft hosting, loyal fans are okay with MS seeing both their IP address and their search queries that are routed to MS Bing.

𝙍𝙚𝙙 𝙃𝙖𝙩 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙍𝙃𝙀𝙇 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣-𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚, 𝙉𝙤𝙣-𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙩 𝙊𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨

Some CentOS users still aren't happy, but Red Hat is keeping its promise to open-source organizations that they'll have access to a free version of RHEL.

Source: linuxtoday

𝙉𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙘𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖 𝙢𝙖𝙟𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙠 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙛𝙞𝙭𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙨

The Nvidia Linux drivers have never been good but whatever has been happening at Nvidia for the past decade has to stop today.

This bug causes hard irrecoverable crashes from driver 440+. This issue is still happening 5+ months later with no end in sight.

NeoChat, KDE's native Matrix chat client, is out and comes with a new login page that detects the server configuration from your ID, stickers, message editing, and much more. Check out all that's new at carlschwan.eu/2021/02/23/neoch

𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭 𝙄𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝘼'𝙨 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧

"Past Mars rovers have used proprietary OSes, largely from the software company Wind River Systems. The same is true for the Perseverance rover itself."

"However, NASA settled on the Linux OS for the rover’s helicopter-like drone, Ingenuity, which was built using off-the-shelf parts, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, a smartphone chip."

Source: PCMAG

GTA3 reverse engineering project just got hit by a DMCA: eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02

Honestly, I think this isn't valid for a DMCA claim, reverse engineered code isn't 100% accurate to the original thing... nice.

𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙉𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙞-𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮

"A security flaw in Signal was reported in a rude manner. Signal closed the issue calling it a technique by design."

A comprehensive article by @itsfoss explaining the recent controversy regarding the implementation of TLS proxy in Signal.

news.itsfoss.com/signal-github

𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙚’𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙚 𝙐𝙥𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙄𝙨 𝘽𝙖𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙜𝙡𝙚

Chrome is ditching third-party cookies for good. If all goes according to plan, then future updates to Chrome will make it far harder to track the web activity of billions of people. But it’s not that simple. What seems like a big win for privacy may, ultimately, only serve to tighten Google’s grip on the advertising industry and web as a whole.

wired.com/story/chrome-cookie-

The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty

Algorithms now decide your credit score, which patients receive medical care, which families get access to stable housing, and which children enter foster care. For low-income individuals, this hidden web of automated systems can trap them in poverty. Fortunately, a growing group of lawyers are fighting back.

Source: MIT Technology Review

Why should you care about data privacy, even if you think you have "nothing to hide"?

Because our data is being used to push increasingly polarized content and capitalize on divisiveness.

Disrupt surveillance capitalism. Take back your privacy. Use Tor.

vox.com/recode/22250897/facebo

🇬🇧 With #chatcontrol, the EU wants #masssurveillance of all your private online communications in real-time. What is it about, what will happen next and what can you do?

patrick-breyer.de/?page_id=594

#digitalprivacyofcorrespondence

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Free Software – It’s about much more than zero cost

"Today we’re celebrating I love Free Software Day, where we say a big thank you to the developers and maintainers of free software projects around the world. You are awesome!"

blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Telegram privacy feature failed to delete self-destructing video files

Telegram has fixed a security issue where self-destructing audio and video files in secret chats were not being deleted from user's macOS devices as expected.

In addition to the Secret Chat security issue, Mishra discovered that Telegram was storing user's local passcodes to unlock the app in plain text on the device.

Source: Bleepingcomputer

youtu.be/Go-4srm_1fQ

The @libreoffice 7.1 has so many cool and good new changes 🎉 :

wiki.documentfoundation.org/Re

one of the changes that is super good to see is the new shadow which we should have it at least for 10 years, but better late than never:

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