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Driven by #fintech and, tried to sneak a #backdoor into the new transport encryption standard #TLS revision 1.3, and failed because resisted.
#ETSI's backdoored encryption is called #eTLS or #ETS.

#BBA19 #BigBrotherAwards

Holy crap. There's an project called , a smartwatch OS based on and some components via libhybris, , QML for UI and watchfaces.

This is probably the most open and privacy-friendly way to run a smartwatch (no Google or Samsung or Apple or ... accounts/spyware required, etc).

There's a matching Android app called in as well, for the smartphone side.

Bought an LG G Watch Urbane on eBay for testing.

#PeerTube 1.3 is out! And it brings a lot of new features!!! A playlist system, 3 new languages (Japanese, Dutch and European Portuguese), a new design for the player, some adjustments to the user interface and many settings for administrators! More on

Saw a documentary last last night how we have poisoned the earth and ourselves with . The average person already has thousands of pieces of microplastic in their body. We could very well consume ourselfes into extinction. How cynical.

Alternatively, the classic sleepsort, for lists of integers:

sleepsort() {
for n in $*
( sleep $n && echo "$n" ) &

Running on your - Everything you need to know in 2019

I wrote this short introduction to the world of Linux for smartphones to answer some common questions of both new and experienced users to this new segment of the open source world. Whether you're wondering if it's possible to install Linux on your smart device, how to choose a distribution for daily usage (if possible), or how easily the porting to a new device would be, this post might help


Mind the router firmware.

There might be an anonymous device in your home, silently tracking your evry move on the network 24/7, harvesting personal information, reporting to it's master (and that's not you). Proprietary router firmware is scary.

I'm preparing for an experiment: #Google free #Android. Only LineageOS, root and F-Droid. Possibly Amazon and Humble. I have a few apps that I'm still looking for alternatives: Titanium Backup, BP Log, HelloGuestWiFi, Screebl, DWD WarnWetter.
Probably others. Suggestions welcome!

Ten years ago this week, I started a project to free my Canon DSLR camera's firmware and there are still improvements being made today thanks to and other developers who turned my reverse engineered hack into a useful tool for film makers:

"Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged." – #Privacy #Bose

If you're an EU citizen like me, today is your chance to try to vote for the group of politicians that will cause the smallest amount of overall damage in the next few years. Good luck to us all.

Just did a / update on my Lenovo E565 laptop (mine was rather old and there have been security-related updates in the mean time).

Least shitty option for that seems to be to burn their DOS-based bootable CD-ROM on a disc and boot from that. Only works if you set "UEFI/Legacy Boot" to "UEFI only" in the BIOS/UEFI menu before, though.

Simply dd'ing the image to a USB drive won't work, search for "geteltorito" if you want that. It's a little more work, though.

seriously, Mifare classic in 2019? That's ~12 years after it has been broken? How clueless can a manufacturer of keys/locks be? #ABUS fail

Die Gesellschaft für Informatik #GI schliesst ihr offizielle #Facebook Präsenz. Als Begründung wird angeführt:
1. Facebook ist ein Feind des Datenschutzes.
2. Facebook vernachlässigt die Datensicherheit.
3. Facebook bedroht Demokratie und Marktwirtschaft.
Hoffentlich werden weitere Organisationen dem Beispiel folgen!

"A Conspiracy to Kill IE6", in which some rogue YouTube developers helped push a bunch of users to switch to literally anything else.

Really good talk by @tnt full of details about the ice40up5k FPGA and a bunch of very interesting usescases of that chip. Thanks for the iCEBreaker shoutout @tnt ! :D

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