This is absolutely incredible.
@NRKno tricked a data broker in to selling them 400 million "anonymized" location data points taken from SDKs that monetize mobile applications. NRK took a random row from the database, doxed the person and interviewed them.
Of course, this person had no idea that their phone had sent location data to this broker for 200 days the last year, showing intimate personal details for anyone who knew to look.
https://www.nrk.no/norge/xl/avslort-av-mobilen-1.14911685 (english: https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&nv=1&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.nrk.no/norge/xl/avslort-av-mobilen-1.14911685)
Friendly reminder: "X as a service" is just a misleading corporate euphemism for "pay forever for not owning it".
"Software as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the software".
"Games as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning games".
"Infrastructure as a service" actually means "pay forever for not owning the hardware".
And so on.
There is no "cloud", it's just other people's computers
I am very impressed with and pleased by Riot and #matrix. Good software makes me happy.
PLUG's annual end of year party is this Thursday. It's at our normal time and location.
2019Dec12 @ 19:00
Desert Breeze Substation: 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler
Bring something to share if you can
There is not a security meeting this month, but Stammtisch will be a week from Tuesday on the 17th @ 19:00
Next month we will give resume reviews before Stammtisch
Hayden explains that Russian, Chinese, and Saudi authorities will also seek exceptional access backdoors.
Proposals to get around encryption, like client-side scanning, open the door to abuses by those authoritarian regimes and other bad actors.
"One small way to get our independence and agency back from exploitative platforms is to build personal websites to share on instead. It’s a step to taking back control, and building a web that neither relies upon, nor feeds, the harms of Big Tech."
Great post by @laura
Dear everyone who is considering making a video of yourself talking rather than just writing the *exact same words* into a text file, a blog post or a PDF:
Unless you're specifically targeting people who literally cannot read...
Sincerely, A Person Who Doesn't Have Literal Free Hours To Hear You Slooooowly Say Something It Would Take Me Five Seconds To Read And Also I Can Ctrl-F It
Ranting about pornographers on Mastodon.
Why the heck do pornographers post stuff here? Ok, yes, you followed my account but what’s the point? I’m not gonna be like “oh boy, let me just smash that retoot button on that there anime girl blasting fluids out of all her orifices. Yup, all my followers need to see that!” Are there people benefiting from posting this crap or are they the equivalent of the tooth fairy but for anime porn?
German data protection organization: use of Office 365 in schools is illegal https://nextcloud.com/blog/german-data-protection-organization-use-of-office-365-in-schools-is-illegal/ #nextcloud #business #news
I do talks on security and have a horrible track record with social media because I don’t like social media but I guess I need to use it so people know I exist.
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