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Completely unforced and unprompted, an Alabama congressman posts a PHOTO he took with a phone, of his laptop...which has his email password TAPED to said laptop in plain view.
His password appears to be a weak combination of his and his wife's names and birthdates. A password that's probably reused for a lot of other things.
Chicago PD automated policing program got this man shot twice
**The Myth of the Self-Hating Jew**
"There are lots of politically and socially liberal and left Jews in the US. Just how many is impossible to tally, but looking at polling data across decades using election results from the New Deal era to the present, the number of Jews supporting progressive/liberal/left causes is significant. For those who eschew electoral politics and More The…"
And yes, I already reported them to the FTC. For whatever good THAT will do 🤷
Spending my day, in between work, fielding scam calls from "Apple Support".
1. politely asking them to stop
2. screaming/howling into the phone like some kind of rabid manimal
3. repeatedly shouting "WHAT" and making them repeat themselves every few words
We do a little :troll:ing and have a little fun
You know you've hit the big time when you've put a giant target on your customers' backs!
It drives me absolutely insane to think that Google makes BILLIONS of dollars a year, but can't be bothered to let their own employees support their customers. Instead they expect community members to do all the work. Except, oh yeah, community members DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO HELP YOU WITH ACCOUNT DETAILS ETC, so they become effectively useless.
Have I Been Pwned adds search for leaked Facebook phone numbers https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/have-i-been-pwned-adds-search-for-leaked-facebook-phone-numbers/ #news #Security
I, for one, am shocked (SHOCKED) that the large and infamously irresponsible tech behemoth Facebook would go back on their word about something.
If you’re in [whatever tech position: developer, CEO, UX…], take a moment to read this thread on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KittyGiraudel/status/1377997160206188546
This is the most important thread you have to read, re-read, think about and share until everyone around you at work (including you!) become better versions of themselves.
It really amazes me how far some folks will go, the mental gymnastics they will twist themselves through and the hills they will die on for their so-called heroes. (See, for example, weird nerd hero worship of Elon Musk)
#RMS is one guy, and a notably rude and divisive one at that. If the man had an ounce of leadership ability in him, he'd step aside himself in the interest of the FOSS community at large.
Police #Surveillance Can't Be Reformed. It Must Be Abolished
𝙏-𝙈𝙤𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙤𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙣𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢
"The US telecom T-Mobile has revealed that it will soon start automatically enrolling its customers in a new program that will use their web and device usage data for its own as well as third-party advertising."
"Concerned customers will need to manually opt out of the new program"
As a country, the US could 100% afford to implement a #UniversalBasicIncome. It could replace every other form of assistance program, pull millions out of poverty, and materially improve the lives of HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of people, all in one fell swoop.
Choosing not to is the most cruel and consequential political calculus that is likely to drive us away from recovery and into national ruin
The FBI Should Stop Attacking #Encryption and Tell Congress About All the Encrypted Phones It’s Already Hacking Into
**'A No-Brainer—And Long Overdue': Report Finds Raising Minimum Wage to $15 Would Boost Pay of 32 Million**
"Jessica Corbett, staff writer: Three-quarters of the workers who would benefit are represented by senators who opposed including the pay hike in the next relief package.: "
How Amazon Assistant lets Amazon track your every move on the web | Almost Secure
Software developer, tech tinkerer, and chaotic good.
"Limited" on twitter.
Also, just to piss off the pronoun-phobic: he/him
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