If device manufacturers stop supporting their hardware with software updates, they should be required to release the source code so that people can continue to maintian the working devices. spectrum.ieee.org/we-need-soft

@U039b found it:
"Okay. Based on Google's documentation, you could check 2 attributes in the Manifest: support.google.com/googleplay/"

Specifically com.android.stamp.source and com.android.stamp.type.

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I had an internet connection with native , it was dynamic e.g. DHCP and changed biweekly. I just realized a potential advantage: it removed the long-lived association between IP and household. Are ISPs actually considering this? Does anyone think it is a useful protection? It seems it would have to change a lot more often to actually be useful. I've always assumed it was just a tactic to get people to pay more for a static IP.

Anyone know a way to detect whether an APK was signed using Google Play App Signing? Or otherwise, anyone know of an app that is using Google Play App Signing?

If you want to understand why the goes to war even when it is stupid and costly, like , look at who is benefitting from those wars. theintercept.com/2021/08/20/mi

Here's a newsreel from Vienna in 1937, when the Austrofascist Schuschnigg was in power. They were forcing pedestrians into the narrowly constrained segments of the city that is now all too common. Before, the whole streetscape was open to all. britishpathe.com/video/watch-y

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Even in Red Vienna, we're still suffering from the Nazi's focus on the automobile: the 1939 "Reichsgaragenordnung" (Reich's Garage Law) still is law in some form in Vienna, Austria, and Germany. It requires that there are parking places for every job, apartment, store, etc.

cba.fro.at/347920 de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellpla falter.at/zeitung/20210818/aut Reichsgaragenordnung

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Mercedes was also an early Hitler supporter and received lots of support from the Nazis. The Nazis stopped taxing cars in 1934, for example jalopnik.com/some-nazi-car-won

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While China's passing of a strict privacy law pushing back on technology companies’ data collection is a big win for Chinese citizens, unfortunately it does not extend to the state's widespread surveillance.

Eva Xiao reports:

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Modern day Hitler apologists also want to claim the Nazi role in the hitler.org/artifacts/autobahn/

And the contemporary German government tries to highlight that the Autobahn wasn't purely built by the Nazis, but can't get around that they drove their widespread creation and adoption dw.com/en/the-myth-of-hitlers-

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I'd love to see a well researched documentary or book about the fascist roots of how cars came to dominate the world, the story is out there plain to see: Mussolini and Hilter pioneered the freeway, Nazis started VW, Franco started SEAT, Ford loved the Nazis, Fiats owners were tied to Mussolini, Peugeot and Citroen owners switched to producing for the occupying Nazi armies. warhistoryonline.com/instant-a jalopnik.com/the-inventor-of-t pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperienc voxeu.org/article/nazi-pork-an webuildvalue.com/en/infrastruc

Anyone whose paid attention to over two decades knew the gov would collapse like a house of cards, it is corrupt from top to bottom. Kudos to for finally ending the charade. theguardian.com/world/2021/aug

In countries from the UK to Indonesia, it will be easy for governments to ask Apple to expand their message-scanning program—and hard for Apple to say no. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/if-y

Even if you think the is bad does not mean that the war in makes any sense. We are finally now seeing the truth: that 20 year long war was built on willful fiction theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Finally got around to do my first #KeyOxide proof. 😁 It was surprisingly easy. So now my #GitLab account is cryptographically verifiably linked to my #PGP key.

@keyoxide many thanks, your project is awesome!

tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/20 is worth reading, though its a bit ranty. The core idea he's talking about is one that it is rarely taught yet is really valuable to learn: sometimes the best choice is to not change something.

sounds like it is taking the right approach on building a coherent operating system. Consistency, interaction, and minimalism means the OS gets out of the way of the user theregister.com/2021/06/16/hel

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