WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

about:config
pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

“TikTok and ByteDance’s advertising revenue is built on the personal information of its users, including children.”

We built a world where not only is this legal (“punishable by fine”) but rewarded (to the tune of billions in revenue). Everyone involved, please, take a fucking bow.

inkl.com/a/nklyLptJNlJ

#SurveillanceCapitalism #PeopleFarming

“Carbon dioxide emissions are forecast to jump this year by the second biggest annual rise in history, as global economies pour stimulus cash into fossil fuels in the recovery from the Covid-19 recession.”

This is suicide.

inkl.com/a/bZpzwaiLNmL

If you're a developer, there are lots of #Fediverse platforms which you can help out on:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)
github.com/mouse-reeve/bookwyr

Funkwhale (Music, Podcasts and Audio)
dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale

Lemmy (Reddit alternative)
github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)
github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)
github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed

Write Freely (Medium alternative)
github.com/writefreely/writefr

#Dev

re: hard drive horror 

@mgrondin @jookia I agree! I have not used newer external drives from WD my old one uses Standard connector!

hard drive horror 

today i learned western digital pass port and book drives aren't just SATA drives in an enclosure, they use a proprietary connector to the drive which also does encryption whether you like it or not. if the controller dies, you lose your data too! yay!

Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/goog

#DeleteChrome

“Don’t be fooled. Privacy does not come from monopoly. No one came down off a mountain with two stone tablets, intoning “Thou must gather and retain as much user data as is technologically feasible!””

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/5530

Electronic patient records systems used by thousands of doctors were programmed to automatically suggest opioids, thanks to a secret deal between the software maker and a drug company bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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