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How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer

I did a detailed privacy check of the Tiktok app and website. You can read my article æt Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tiktok commits multiple breaches of law, trust, transparency and data protection. Here are the technical and legal details
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CNAME Cloaking – the next level of ad blocker evasion to track you:

– Some ad companies use DNS records to hide their identity.
– Web browsers likely can't detect this.
– uBlock Origin currently doesn't protect you against this, see

#adblocking #privacy #tracking #cnamecloaking #dns

There is an overview site about #CPU #vulnerabilities:

How lovely! 😄

#zombieload #meltdown #spectre #ridl #mds

Okay, I know we are getting lost through this forest of terms, so yes, this site is definitively needed. (And links to all these other nice attack/vuln-specific domains.)

The .org TLD is at risk. It's being sold to a private equity firm, which likely won't end well. A lot of non-profits (including the US Girl Scouts!) have signed a document protesting this.

To developers of FOSS:

Please do not use Creative Commons/CC licenses (other than CC0) for your code! Some CC licenses are incompatible with things people may do with your code, like package it for distributions, derive new works from it, or even sell it on discs at loss to schools. The GNU GPL, BSD, MIT, etc. licenses are much better for software.

CC licenses don't target software, meaning using one could cause serious legal trouble for you.

More info:

Needling Your Projects: 3D Printed PCB Probing Jig Uses Accupuncture Needles

Trying to probe a modern electronic circuit with tiny SMD components, without letting the magic smoke escape in the process, can be quite a challenge. Especially since we hacke…

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sigrok-firmware-fx2lafw 0.1.7 has been released!

Adds support for the YiXingDianZi MDSO and support for FX2-based LAs to sample at 48 MHz (as long/short as USB bus conditions allow).

Fixes a few bugs for oscilloscope devices and some sdcc related issues.

Setting up a home VPN server with Wireguard

Motivation For a moderately security conscious geek like myself, there can be a number of reasons to want to set up a home VPN server: Accessing your home…

is a lossless optimizer.

OptiPNG recompresses PNG files to decrease their size. This process is lossless, meaning the contents of the images are exactly the same once decompressed. OptiPNG can work on several formats, including and , outputting an optimized PNG version of whatever input is given. OptiPNG can also verify the integrity of an image and recover metadata.

Website 🔗️:

apt 📦️: optipng

If you're wondering what's going on with the Olive video editor - you probably missed this post:
#Olive #OliveVideoEditor has finally been [properly] replaced with

It's a site, based on Laravel, providing CC0 and public domain SVG files, including the 55,000+ we scraped from

#openclipart #svg #inkscape

The pre-built binaries in the form of are now being built on a more recent OS (Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus from 2016) since we now require more recent versions of some libraries, e.g. .

The new AppImages should thus run fine on any somewhat modern Linux distro more recent than roughly 2016.

Downloads are available from here, as always:

If you notice any issues, please let us know.

just wanted to let you know that there's an url lengthener, in case you needed that: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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