I've suspended gasthe.lgbt, and so should you.
* I mean, the URL.
* It presents itself as "G.A.S.T.H.E." being a pro-queer acronym, but, like, come on, the URL.
* Also, it's the fucking gameliberty dot club edgelord dipshit again: https://gameliberty.club/users/matrix/statuses/101268820597695926
PaddyPower has opened books for "Which thing will be rationed first in 2019"
They've set the odds on most of the items somewhat unsettlingly high
I think more and more that the only definitive and sustainable solution here is to abandon mobile phones entirely
PSA: Firefox add-on for redirecting AMP to HTML https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/amp2html/
Windows 10 will soon consume an extra 7GB
"Microsoft has announced that it is formalising the arrangement whereby Windows 10 inexplicably swipes a chunk of disk space for its own purposes in the form of Reserved Storage."
It's going to reserve and extra 7GB for updates, temp files etc.
Cell phone location data, collected by telcos for basic service, is resold though complex unregulated supply chains to "detect fraud or provide roadside assistance," but also to private 3rd parties (stalkers), bounty hunters, and law enforcement. Fun! https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile
government logic, police
police: for over 48 hours we were made to look incompetent by drone operators who may not have even existed
government: uhh, okay then have more powers why not
software politics take
@ripp_ @anotak the discussion about this has already started, for reals. Here's a good talk from FOSDEM18 mentioning just that: https://archive.fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/security_theatre/
Here's my talk mentioning it near the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o92Z16_GriI
New Tor release enables client authorisation for V3 onion services.
Might try migrating to V3 now then.
Does anyone know if onioncat works with V3 onion services?
This is an interesting birdsite thread on the security ramifications of Web Workers https://twitter.com/alilleybrinker/status/1081219165590077441
capitalism, consumerism, education
Due to tax cuts and the rising costs of textbooks, some USA schools are receiving corporate sponsored education materials.
This is just as bad as you think it is.
A 1998 study by the Consumers Union found 80% of these materials to be biased.
The educational materials were found to have incomplete or “slanted” information that favored the sponsor’s products and views.
Examples in next toot:
No for-profit company is trustworthy
>DNA-testing company 23andMe has signed a $300 million deal with a drug giant. Here's how to delete your data if that freaks you out.
Web Dev, General Annoyance
social.device5.co.uk is one server in the network