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. https://spectrum.ieee.org/we-need-software-updates-forever
@U039b found it:
"Okay. Based on Google's documentation, you could check 2 attributes in the Manifest: https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/9842756"
Specifically com.android.stamp.source and com.android.stamp.type.
I had an internet connection with native #IPv6, 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.
@icedquinn Google Play App Signing is required now for new apps. It is not yet required for apps that were already in Google Play
If you want to understand why the #USA goes to war even when it is stupid and costly, like #Vietnam #Iraq #Afghanistan, look at who is benefitting from those wars. https://theintercept.com/2021/08/20/mike-waltz-afghanistan/
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. https://www.britishpathe.com/video/watch-your-step-1/
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.
https://cba.fro.at/347920 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellplatzverordnung https://www.falter.at/zeitung/20210818/autos--autos-ueber-alles/_5e5d2b1b12 Reichsgaragenordnung
Mercedes was also an early Hitler supporter and received lots of support from the Nazis. The Nazis stopped taxing cars in 1934, for example https://jalopnik.com/some-nazi-car-won-pebble-1847495169
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.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1429439969391697920
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 https://www.dw.com/en/the-myth-of-hitlers-role-in-building-the-autobahn/a-16144981
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. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/the-peugeot-plant-attack.html https://jalopnik.com/the-inventor-of-the-rotary-engine-was-a-nazi-nutjob-1030379772 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/ https://voxeu.org/article/nazi-pork-and-popularity-how-hitler-s-roads-won-german-hearts-and-minds https://www.webuildvalue.com/en/infrastructure-news/first-italian-motorway.html
In #Afghanistan, "...as internal U.S. government documents show, the United States enabled a kleptocratic state rife with corruption." https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-corruption-government/
Anyone whose paid attention to #Afghanistan over two decades knew the gov would collapse like a house of cards, it is corrupt from top to bottom. Kudos to #Biden for finally ending the charade. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/15/a-tale-of-two-armies-why-afghan-forces-proved-no-match-for-the-taliban
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. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/if-you-build-it-they-will-come-apple-has-opened-backdoor-increased-surveillance
Even if you think the #Taliban is bad does not mean that the war in #Afghanistan makes any sense. We are finally now seeing the truth: that 20 year long war was built on willful fiction https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/14/afghanistan-taliban-us-troops
@michael SAF is a bad API, it is difficult to use, and they change it constantly, basically every release since 4.4.