Upgraded my home router box (which intentionally only does VDSL + DHCP and not much more, to lower attack surface) to OpenWRT 18.06.2 today. More recent kernel and packages, various security fixes, etc. etc.

Went pretty smoothly, other than that I had to clear the browser cache to be able to log in again, and I had to re-install/re-enable luci-ssl.

Breaking: The text of #Article13 and the #EU #Copyright Directive has just been finalised

juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyri

Please reshare widely and **take action**. This has the potential to endanger the #internet as we know it, making it more and more composed of only large platforms.

This has the possibility of killing #alternative #socialmedia projects and small #startups trying to compete with the big #corporations.

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

A. Schaller et al., "Intrinsic Rowhammer PUFs: Leveraging the Rowhammer Effect for Improved Security”

...In this work, we present a new type of a memory-based intrinsic PUF, which leverages the Rowhammer effect in DRAM modules; the Rowhammer PUF…
...this is the first work to use the Rowhammer effect in a positive context: to design a novel PUF

arxiv.org/abs/1902.04444

My favourite Firefox addons:

uMatrix
uBlock Origin
FreedomMarks
Disconnect
Decentraleyes
HTTPS Everywhere
Privacy Oriented Origin Policy
Temporary Containers
Containers with Transitions
Cookie AutoDelete
KeePassXC

Am I missing anything that people think are important for privacy and security?

@vanitasvitae @noorul Yeah, unfortunately. If you find a app for , or some other convenient method to legally stream any and all music mankind ever produced, please let me know. I'd be happy to switch as well.

@noorul @vanitasvitae can block individual domains among other things, yeah. So you can easily prevent from accessing *.facebook.com and crap like that, and the music streaming continues to work just fine.

@codesections I've recently switched to a based static site for my homepage/blog for various reasons.

hermann-uwe.de

I never really worried much about performance (even before, when PHP and MySQL was involved; much less so now with just a bunch of HTML+CSS files).

I've been hosting my site at some random webhoster since basically forever, never really needed or cared about CDNs or virtual/root servers for just a blog (I use a based root server for other stuff, though).

@politicalcustard Personally, I'm trying to keep the number of addons relatively small, also ideally it should only be popular, actively-maintained ones. Usually HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, uBlock Origin. Sometimes uMatrix, haven't really decided yet whether I'll replace NoScript with this or not.

Also a bunch of about:config changes are in order to get some slightly more sane and more privacy-friendly settings.

@EikeHein is the treasurer of KDE e.V. and long-time Plasma and Konversation developer. So he's actually more knowledgeable on the tech side of KDE than I am.

@fatboy I'm running on without gapps just fine, they have an APK for that on their website.

Some popular iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen:

extremetech.com/mobile/285342-

– apps include Air Canada, Hollister, Expedia, Hotels.com
– these and other apps use a "session replay" feature of Glassbox
– Glassbox session replays are essentially real-time videos of how you interact with the app

#ios #glassbox #session #replay #leak #aircanada #hollister #expedia #hotelscom

Hello world! Happy to finally be part of the Mastodon community. Follow us if you are interested in #privacy #personaldata #dataexploitation and #surveillance, we'll be talking a lot about these.

#newcomer #presentation

Turns out the current German federal data protection commissioner, @ulrichkelber, has an active Mastodon account!
It's really great to see that Mr. Kelber is active where much of the IT - and especially privacy - community are, instead of only on the big, privacy-violating social networks.

openscore.cc is a project that wants to liberate sheet music from copyright and from paper! They invite and coordinate volunteers to transcribe public domain scans from imslp.org using musescore.org. Should be a great learning experience! 🎼

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