Police took phones, computers and tablets of Polish journalist Patryk Tomaszewski. And what does Mr Tomaszewski do? He writes a Facebook post to his informers that he created a new GMail account via which they can contact him and that it's totally safe, because "it's encrypted".
Not even a word about PGP, update of his public keys or anything that actually shows that he knows how to contact safely via email. I just hope that not all journalists are like that.
G-Droid 0.7.0 is now available on #fdroid . This version shows apps similar to your installed apps and apps you might also like. Give it a try! This is a new experience to browse apps of the F-Droid repository. #gdroid #Android
Another good thing: it does all these things without stealing your data to analyze it or do any kind of tracking. #deletegoogle 😍
Hack of the week! Store your files "on the Internet" 😂
DNSFS. Store your files in others DNS resolver caches
This is why we need free and open source software: #backdoor in ES file explorer app for #android https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/16/android-app-es-file-explorer-expose-data/
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
Yalp is play backwards, I pointed that out to someone on here recently and blew their mind
Been playing around with #syncthing and it works.
I really like how light weight it feels in the sense it's not trying to bring you into any ecosystem and is *free.*
I won't use it to replace any cloud storage but for backing up my media in the past 3 days it has been proved to be very useful.
A new tool has been released which implements MitM attacks against 2FA, including Protonmail.
Forewarned is unflatlined, folks.
So I read this for the first time today:
It makes me wish I didn't recommend Signal to so many of my friends
When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence | Aeon Ideas
It's the kind of thing that people with my level of tech and security knowledge should be aware of, but I hadn't really thought about it: Your phone number can easily be stolen by calling customer service, knowing the answers to some simple questions and having it transferred to a new SIM. And then you're seriously screwed.
holy shit it's real. USB-IF (the non-profit behind USB stuff) is pushing the auth layer HEAVY https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/01/02/usb-type-c-authentication-program-gets-started-sounds-like-its-effectively-drm-for-type-c-devices/
I might actually have the link to the article "How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually." http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html from Mastodon, but now after reading the article I still feel that it's worth sharing it, anyway.
To the typical Mastodon crowd, much of what's described in that article isn't really news anymore (for many of us, it's part of why we're here instead of other social networks, anyway), but to me at least, the degree to which things are fake was still shocking.
Things I'm doing to improve my digital health in 2019:
- Deactivated my Facebook and Instagram
- Disabled browsers on all my mobile devices (inspired by https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-excessive-consumption-limits-your-creativity)
More to come! In general, my goal is to consume less and create more, and only broadcast to a social network when I have something meaningful to share. This will also involve using Mastodon less.
Oh wow, #syncthing just released v1.0.0. Really great piece of software and kudos to the dev team and all contributors!
"How Facebook tracks you on Android (even if you don’t have a Facebook account)" https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9941-how_facebook_tracks_you_on_android/
TL;DW: every Android app that includes the Facebook SDK (usually used for a "log in with Facebook" button) sends a beacon to Facebook as soon as the app is open (in the default settings for the SDK, so most developers don't disable it).
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