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LibreTranslate: Open Source Machine Translation 100% Self-hosted. No limites. No ties to propietary services: libretranslate.com/

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If you admin a server, I'd recommend going invite only for a while till we work out whether the fash will try an make inroads on Fediverse after all this censorship that's going down.

stay safe :antifa:

#fediblock

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If you are a #cyclist, please share your ride photos. It would be nice to honor @pla's life of cycling after such sad news.

Please boost this if you can. Thanks.

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Do you remember when Facebook bought WhatsApp and they told us that WhatsApp won't be sharing any data with Facebook?

"WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don't Agree Sharing Data With Facebook"

thehackernews.com/2021/01/what

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Windows XP hid file extensions by default because Microsoft thought people would think they were confusing, and then when everybody ran cutekitten.jpg.exe they predictably put out a security alert saying whoops, that was a terrible idea, everyone should change these settings to show extensions. And then in Vista they hid the extensions again and then issued another security bulletin saying whoops we did it again, here's how you put it right

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i am hiring for a few freelance gigs: web designer, html/css developer, golang backend dev, video production assistant (premiere/ae) - email me if you're interested or know someone who might be interested.

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Apparently my site is one of only five sites reviewed by Terms of Service; Didn’t Read that has been given a Privacy Grade A rating. (Because I don’t track anyone.)

Strange/cool thing to wake up to on a Monday morning!

beta.tosdr.org/en/service/2140

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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anyway, if you use The Great Suspender for Chrome, remove it. now.

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Found this funny but there is a serious point made about public infrastructure.
blog.jonudell.net/2021/01/03/w
This is why its so important to have a #publicserviceinternet

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making something that you need to have a real, honest to goodness MAC address that's legitimized by Big NIC?

US$0.28 and a little soldering and you too can have an I2C-connected EEPROM pre-programmed with a MAC address.

digikey.com/en/products/detail

microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/2

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A video of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun striking the Earth’s magnetic field, pushing it in and bending it.

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This is cool:

"For a modern smartphone to be sustainable, at the very minimum it has to get security updates and it needs to be possible to change the inevitably failing battery. This site is designed to help with finding those phones: Phones that are supported by an alternative Android distribution are listed together with guides for changing the battery."

sustaphones.com

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@matera First they came for Flash, but I did not speak out, because Flash was dead to me for almost a decade.

Then they came for JavaScript, but I did not speak out, because I block that shit for a reason.

Then they came for PHP, but I did not speak out, because I'd rather use literally anything else.

Then they came for Java, but I did not speak out, because I didn't run the JVM on any of my systems.

Then they came for Ruby, but I did not speak out, because Rails is a ghetto.

Then they came for C#, but I did not speak out, because I avoided .NET like the JVM.

Finally they came for me, and I invited them inside for tea and biscuits and thanked them for saving us from a future of webshit.
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@privacyint no. stop. don't.

Instead, use *different* strong random passwords for most of your services, and keep them in a password manager.

most password managers will help you generate strong random passwords automagically.

asking people to change passwords often is pushing them to use the same weak password across different services. and that's a way bigger security issue than an old password, especially if the old password is long and random.

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If you think brave browser is a privacy respecting browser, you should read this thread in codeberg, made by the spyware.neocities.org team: https://codeberg.org/shadow/SpywareWatchdog/issues/40#issuecomment-165767 Summary: brave connects to some domains when you start it up (phones home), one of these domains is static1.brave.com, if you curl --head it, you get this:

> curl --head static1.brave.com HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 23:26:23 GMT Content-Length: 0 Connection: keep-alive Location: https://www.gstatic.com/

(In simple words, it is a redirect to google) But even worse, if you do an IP lookup to static1.brave.com, you get this:

> curl ipinfo.io/$(dig +short A static1.brave.com) { "ip": "172.67.161.91", "anycast": true, "city": "San Francisco", "region": "California", "country": "US", "loc": "37.7621,-122.3971", "org": "AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.", "postal": "94107", "timezone": "America/Los_Angeles", "readme": "https://ipinfo.io/missingauth" }error code: 1003error code: 1003%

That's right! brave browser is chainloading spyware and ads companies!
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Michigan police solved a murder with recordings of the suspect's voice stored on the victim's truck infotainment system. Michigan police pull data from cars "sometimes two to three times a week." #privacy nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/sni

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