"What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months", Fred Brooks

Using Smartphone Cameras to Detect Diabetes - new tech could dramatically decrease the number of people with undiagnosed diabetes freethink.com/articles/detect-

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#Brave Browser 1.12.112 is released with re-vamped synchronization, a hardly improved ad-blocker, a new 25 #BAT withdraw minimum for Brave Rewards and an increased amount of data sent to @brave software when it pings home on a regular basis.
linuxreviews.org/Brave_Browser

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

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How to use your mobile keyboard as a text cursor while typing - Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of... - thenextweb.com/basics/2020/08/ #plugged #basics #apps

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Gmail, Docs, Drive, and more Google services hit by widespread disruption - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

A number of Google services including Gmail, Drive, Docs,... - theverge.com/2020/8/20/2137694

Why do programmers prefer dark mode?

Cause light attracts bugs.

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If you wish to control your online identity and consider , please have a look at keyoxide.org instead :)

- fully
- and focuse
- no vendor lock-in
- no takeover \o/

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Hackers obtained Twitter DMs for 36 high-profile account holders - Enlarge (credit: Kevin Krejci)
Hackers accessed direct messages for 36 high-profile account holde... more: arstechnica.com/?p=1693799 #personalinformation #accounttakeovers #privacybreaches #hackers #twitter #biz&it #policy

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We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says technosociologist Zeynep Tufecki. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like #Facebook, #Google and #Amazon use to get you to click on #ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information.

youtu.be/iFTWM7HV2UI

#privacyMatters #AI

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Remember when a Google #search used to lead you somewhere?

Now it increasingly just keeps you on Google. In fact, Google results take up 62.6% of the first screen of search results in a sample of 15,000 searches.

#Google is building a walled garden that encompasses some of the most accessed information on the internet with no recourse for businesses who are suddenly finding themselves on the wrong side, cut off from their users.

themarkup.org/google-the-giant

#privacyMatters #searchengine

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When you see an IP-camera pointing outdoor you usually think only the owner of the cam can access the records.

That's not always true.

A lot of IP-cam are exposed on the web leaking data.

User #surveillance in that areas can be done silently relying on these mis-configured devices.

Some #Google dorks examples:

intitle:"active webcam page"

inurl:”MultiCameraFrame?Mode=Motion”

intitle:”snc-rz30 home”

allintitle: “Network Camera NetworkCamera”

#privacyMatters

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#Privacy does not exist without #security.

Please keep your software and your electronic devices up to date.

#privacyMatters

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Privacy Cookbook - Chapter 6.8.2 - PCs, Desk & Laptops - #EndeavourOS

decentralize.today - PRIVACY COOKBOOK: - Chapter 6.8.2 - PCs, Desk & Laptops - EndeavourOS set up guide tan #Arch based #Linux distro, quick & easy to install

dt.gl/privacy-cookbook-6-8-2-e
#privacy #privacymatters #archlinux

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Trump cares about data protection. Only 'clean countries' with an adequate level of protection should be allowed to transfer personal data.

No snooping, no FISA-702-style laws. So EU is not allowed.

Yes, this is a .gov-website, it is not fake news:

state.gov/announcing-the-expan
#teamdatenschutz #privacyshield #SchremsII

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Improve your security with two-factor authentication https://linuxnatives.net/2020/improve-your-security-with-two-factor-authentication that usually means engaging with #surveillance devices and back doors, lowering one's #security
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