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I'm really missing Linux Journal today. This RMS/FSF news would have had us editors working together to publish a well-thought-out story...

I'm reading through many of my old (some a decade old) Linux Journal articles right now and I'm uncovering all of these really interesting and still-useful articles I had forgotten about.

Someone just referred to warrant canaries as a dead man's switch, so my brain went immediately to this. Apologies to Oingo Boingo:

I was struck by lightnin'
Walkin' down the street
I was served with warrants that I had to meet
It's a dead man's switch
Who could ask for more
Government is coming, leave canary at the door
Leave warrant canary at the door

Don't run away, it's canary
Don't be afraid of what you can't see
Don't run away, it's canary
Don't be afraid of what you can't see

Look what arrived! Excited to read this book. While today fascism and the far right is the existential threat that justifies any means to eradicate, it wasn't always this way. 18 yrs ago today it was radical (and non-radical) Islam and in the 1950s it was communism and the far left. This book documents CIA studies into mind control to counter the communist threat that resulted in torture of US citizens, death, and countless other atrocities.

Why is it that the best minds in our industry seem unable to improve security without creating products that coincidentally give their employer more control over people and their data? Vendor lock-in is preventing real innovation in infosec.

Ask yourself why all these companies are fighting each other to be your default DNS provider. Why do their "privacy" solutions always give them your data instead? It's valuable data and it's easy to control it yourself. linuxjournal.com/content/own-y

Disappointed that Firefox is giving Cloudflare user DNS resolution data by default via DoH. I trust my ISP but if I didn't, I'd use a trusted VPN to protect *all* my traffic. DoH is just a DNS-only VPN. What's worse, if you do use a VPN for FF will still leak your DNS data to Cloudflare by default. blog.mozilla.org/futurerelease

"The researchers have named their attack NetCAT, short for Network Cache ATtack"

Seriously, netcat? I guess what they say about the two hardest problems in computer science is true... arstechnica.com/information-te

Marshmallow technique is important. Crisp, toasted (not burnt) outside, melted inside.

The insult "ten miles of bad road" is much more devastating now that I've just driven ten miles of bad road.

Check out my new pocket computer! Ok not exactly new, it's a Tasco Pocket Arithometer from the '40s.

ElasticCo made Elasticsearch an product w/ basic security features in a proprietary plugin.

Search Guard made basic ES security features an open core product w/ enterprise auth as a proprietary plugin.

ElasticCo freed code for security plugin recently and now accuses Search Guard of copying both proprietary and code.
elastic.co/blog/dear-search-gu

There are three main categories of authentication:
Something you know
Something you have
Something you leave copies of everywhere you go.

I hope the hard seltzer trend means craft brewers will go back to making beer-flavored beer, but I fear it means they'll just add more soda flavors to IPAs.

Wow, Huawei just accused the US govt of launching cyberattacks to infiltrate its intranet and internal information systems: huawei.com/en/facts/voices-of- (h/t @Viss and campuscodi)

I've always had very short fingernails but I'm learning classical guitar so I've grown the fingernails on my right hand out a tiny bit. I have a renewed respect for those of you who type every day with long fingernails.

Musical Instruments To Be Exempt From Restrictions On Heavily Trafficked Rosewood n.pr/2ZkHlX4

This article does a good job on presenting the many different ways that data about your credit card purchases are shared without your knowledge or permission: washingtonpost.com/technology/

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