So I just submitted my feedback for the proposed EU legislation which would make it a lot harder or impossible to run third-party software on your devices, including #openwrt, #lineageos, and various others.
Deadline is tonight (midnight Brussels time), so if you want to leave your feedback as well you'll have to hurry up.
FFS more EU stupidity related to tech
"We are facing a EU regulation which may make it impossible to install a custom piece of software on most radio decives like WiFi routers, smartphones and embedded devices."
Quick tip, in case you didn't know about this already:
You can opt out of all your wifi access points being geolocated in various databases by choosing an ESSID that ends with "_nomap".
Yes, there's no guarantee that any of those services *actually* honor that, but I guess it's better than not having the "_nomap" suffix at least...
Our @mxmehl summarised the topic and basic arguments you can reuse for your feedback: https://blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-freedom-on-radio-devices-raise-your-voice-today/
Thank you for being part of our movement!
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"Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal Facebookdocuments has revealed."
It's important to show that we care about freedom! Participating is not hard, all info here: https://blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-freedom-on-radio-devices-raise-your-voice-today/
Your feedback needed: @EU_Commission@twitter.com's public consultation on #SoftwareDefinedRadio #SDR is still open until Monday, midnight! Make your voices heard now – prevent #RadioLockdown! https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2018-6621038_en #Freifunk #communityWifi #opensource #freesoftware #openWRT #DDWRT
So I've built #lineageos from source recently.
I want to run a self-built image, so I know exactly what's going on (and I can test/bisect in case of issues, customize, etc.).
Also, I want the image + apps to be signed with my own keys (not other people's keys or the test-keys).
Quick stats: Disk usage after grabbing all source code: 60GB. Disk usage after a build: 145GB. A full build on my laptop (AMD A10-8700P, 4 cores, 8 GB RAM, SSD) takes 7 hours or so.
Might blog about details later.
A new set of vulnerabilities in major operating systems—including Windows, #macOS, #Linux—could allow attackers to bypass IOMMU protection and hack modern computers in a matter of seconds by re-enabling peripheral devices based DMA attacks
—by @unix_root https://t.co/unOHzQnuxZ
How easy is it to keep a LineageOS phone updated?
Does it work automatically over the air, like on a normal Android?
You may want to edit your security certificates.
EFF Article - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/cyber-mercenary-groups-shouldnt-be-trusted-your-browser-or-anywhere-else
Remove Dark Matter from Firefox - https://www.ghacks.net/2019/02/24/how-to-remove-darkmatter-certificates/
Well, it's official now: I'm Ardour's YouTube guy!
Guitar composition by Thomas Merk, arrangement + other instruments + video by me.
If anyone wants to use any of that and/or do another remix, please go ahead.
Any feedback is very welcome of course! This is just a hobby for me (I'm not a professional musician), so I don't really know what the hell I'm doing 😅
The guitar part is a #creativecommons composition by someone else, I basically designed the whole arrangement of the other instruments around the guitar part.
I can't express how proud I am :)
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