People want convenient products that respect them by default, that they can trust will not exploit them, that allow them to participate in digital society with peace of mind, knowing they are in complete control. puri.sm/posts/avoiding-big-tec librem.one/

New breach: Canva had 137M records breached in May. Exposed data included email addresses, names, usernames, cities and for users not using social logins, passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. 44% of addresses were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more: support.canva.com/contact/cust

experimenting with blender 2.80 on Parrot OS which may include it by default on its main repo very soon

"Recently, tech companies have come to a troubling consensus: that they can change your computer, remotely (and often silently) without your knowledge or permission."

puri.sm/posts/consent-matters-

"U.S. attorney general William Barr has said consumers should accept the risks that encryption backdoors pose to their personal cybersecurity to ensure law enforcement can access encrypted communications." 🙄 techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/will

FaceApp uses AI to "age" images of users, but @michaelgrothaus says users aren't told photos are uploaded to the cloud. Even if FaceApp is doing nothing nefarious w/photos today, their privacy policy allows such in the future.

Privacy policies matter. fastcompany.com/90377895/viral

I like the idea.. a processor inside a memory

Will In-Memory Processing Work?

Changes that sidestep von Neumann architecture could be key to low-power ML hardware.

semiengineering.com/more-than-

A privacy win last week as the California Senate Judiciary Committee blocked Big-Tech-backed efforts to weaken the privacy protections secured by the California Consumer Privacy Act! eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/cali

Germany has banned its #schools from using cloud-based productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Apple, because the companies weren't meeting the country's #privacy requirements. 
t.co/smlJIQ0sNA

Deeply grateful to @OSCON for recognizing Let's Encrypt with the Most Impact Award! We'd like to thank our users and sponsors for helping us to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web!

Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

Often, a kernel developer will try to reduce the size of an attack surface against #Linux, even if it can't be closed entirely. It's generally a toss-up whether such a patch makes it into the kernel...
linuxjournal.com/content/shrin

New breach: Invitations website Evite had 101M unique email addresses breached this year from a 2013 archive (most were invite recipients). Members also had names, phones, DoBs & plain text passwords exposed. 65% were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more: evite.com/security/update?usou

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