TikTok offers 3rd parties to audit their code to quiet #privacy concerns. Auditability, not just of TikTok w/ hand-picked regulators/experts, is critical for software we rely on. For real privacy and security, you want software w/ a #FOSS license. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/29/tiktok-privacy-antitrust-china/
The official PPA version of Remmina is so much better than the versions that exist in distro repositories I've tried! Like, it actually works. https://remmina.org/how-to-install-remmina/
An Invitation to Play Along:
We're currently developing a N900-style keyboard attachment for the #Pinephone. Do you think you can do better? Prove it. If you're right, your design may make it to production! 😎
If you need Zoom to work, study, or just communicate with family and friends, you can take these steps to protect yourself from privacy threats. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/harden-your-zoom-settings-protect-your-privacy-and-avoid-trolls
How to have a Safe Video Call Party while Quarantined
https://pocketnow.com/how-to-have-a-safe-video-call-party-while-quarantined #covid_19 #jitsimeet
"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I don’t believe this conspiracy theory one bit, but it is delicious
The US and UK governments are bleeding authority so fast, the goal MUST be to invalidate themselves as the previously unquestioned loci of Westphalian sovereignty.
Made this service that prints your face on an N95 mask, so you can protect people from viral epidemics while still being able to unlock your phone.
I guess Google doesn't care about human rights anymore. https://medium.com/@rossformaine/i-was-googles-head-of-international-relations-here-s-why-i-left-49313d23065
Well I learned something fun today. Apparently Google Chrome includes software_reporter_tool.exe, which scans your entire hard disk for executables to analyze. Also, it reports the results to Google.
How to block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool (software_reporter_tool.exe) - gHacks Tech News
Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform called Bluesky... a bit like Mastodon? https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/11/21010856/twitter-jack-dorsey-bluesky-decentralized-social-network-research-moderation
I wrote an ode to personal websites for one of my faves,
24ways. Featuring inspiring (and rights-respecting) websites from people whose work I love and respect.
Did you know?
OMEMO is multi-client end-to-end encryption for XMPP/Jabber.
It uses the Double Ratchet Algorithm, like in FB Messenger, Riot, Signal, Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire...
It offers future and forward secrecy and deniability with message synchronization and offline delivery.