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Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

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At this rate, if I downed a cocktail for everytime it turned out health data was leaked or vulnerable, I'd have no liver left.

Regardless firms need to take security researchers warnings seriously. Users shouldn't have to do due diligence on expensive devices and services.

techcrunch.com/2021/05/05/pelo
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RT @zackwhittaker
New: Peloton's leaky API let anyone pull members' private user account data, even with their profiles set to private. Worse, when the bug was…
twitter.com/zackwhittaker/stat

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“Ethics” at Big Tech companies is part of the Public Relations department.

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"That's what StackOverflow does with people..."

by MirindaPlayerCZ

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Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax

inkl.com/a/QNylnptLqXL

Our tiny not-for-profit based in Ireland pays tax at the full rate. Meanwhile, Bezos doesn’t know what to do with his money and we don’t know if we can pay the rent next year.

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#RFC1984 uh should they be transmitting that in the open? Not so smart metering.
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RT @BitBangingBytes
Uh oh... Looks like someone figured out how to decode the GPS coordinates the smart meters transmit!
twitter.com/BitBangingBytes/st

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Techdirt's coverage of the what3words legal threats against me, admist the research cybergibbons and others are doing on their platform.

techdirt.com/articles/20210430

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@onepict although a lot of UK smartmeters send their data over LTE, there is sometimes a link from the clamp on the service cable to the meter head that uses 433,92 MHz, its fairly easy to scan that using an RTL-SDR (although last time I checked a couple of years ago half of the meters were misconfigured and not transmitting any correct data at all)

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SUPER AWESOME ANNOUNCEMENT:
Beginning today, Linux For Everyone and @TUXEDOComputers have entered into a long-term partnership that will ensure growth in our community, and a steady stream of new content across the network!

More details in Wednesday's new episode of L4E!

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This thread will showcase community contributions to .

Not everything described in this thread has been merged yet, so I feel this is a good opportunity to show what you can expect in future versions (4.0 or later).

—@HugoLocurcio

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To recap:

1. In 2018, What Free Words (WFW) reverse engineers what3words (w3w) in a clean room with JavaScript.
2. WFW is ported to other languages.
3. In 2019, w3w legally goes after WFW for trademark and copyright infringement.
4. WFW is effectively pulled offline.

1/n

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"Although the idea of one [USB-C] cable to support everything sounds very useful, the reality has quickly become a convoluted combination of proprietary versus on-spec products, differing cable qualities and capabilities, and opaque feature support. The result is a standard that looks simple to use but quickly leads to consumer frustration as there is no clear indication as to why certain cables and features don’t work across devices."
Who would have guessed 🙄
androidauthority.com/state-of-

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