PLEASE BOOST FOR VISIBILITY (reposting on this account too)
HACKERS: I have a request
A notable, widely-used dating app I've been reverse engineering exposes user's postcodes, addresses, and google placeid via the public feed, meaning anyone can find anyone's location.
This is disastrous as the app caters exclusively to LGBTQIIA people, potentially exposing them to harassment.
I have been working on a python API for this application, and I would like to release it into the open.
I have contact the staff and while they state they will respond in 72 hours, it has been over a week and they have not responded (They did get the email, because an automated email was sent back to me).
I cannot in good conscience publish this API at the moment, despite that I would very much like to add it to my CV, as it represents the only recent work I have done.
What do I do? Is there a place I can file a report for this kind of thing? A CVE seems a bit too harsh.
How can I get them to deal with this, while staying legally protected?
Any advice on this matter would be GREATLY appreciated.
The majority of things we involve ourselves in are distractions - devices to avoid our feelings.
Disused web commerce sites that are still visible but not being supported, need to be taken down.
There is an apparently active site selling a number of items that I need, with the payment pages still functioning. Because of security warnings from my browser I phoned the cellphone # on the site and the # was unrecognised. No response to email either. It's not the first site like this I have encountered.
I want men to be able to emotionally connect with people they don't plan on having sex with. I want men to stop assuming I'm planning on having sex with them because I make an effort to engage with them emotionally. I want men to stop feeling personally betrayed by the fact that I engage deeply and genuinely with people regardless of whether I desire them sexually because I value people and seek to understand and connect with them regardless of sexual attraction.
My fellow friends in France are sometimes having mastaperos (i.e. mastodon drinks) and I am kind of jealous of that.
So I was wondering if we could take the challenge and even raise the bar -- no pun intended -- by having mastopub. The idea would be to meet once in a while in an anglian city/town ideally close to a railway station. What do you think? Fwd or boost as you see fit!
What the actual fuck?
This had my jaw on the floor, which is saying a lot these days. Opera - yes, the browser company - has pivoted to being a provider of predatory payday loan apps in Africa. h/t @brucel https://hindenburgresearch.com/opera-phantom-of-the-turnaround/
If you're like me, and I know I am, you're interested in bending data in strange ways to do glitchy things. If so, you may dig this person's tutorial on screwing with image files using sound editor Audacity. https://www.reddit.com/r/audacity/comments/emhqvd/tutorial_for_opening_and_editing_pictures_using/
Here I am before & after some echo and reverb.
Children know it's all daft, all this running around and advertising and buying and selling and offices and business casual and futures trading and planned obsolescence. Doesn't make any sense. Way too complicated and unfair rules. Don't want to play.
If you see them, these children who see through it, save them. Let them know they're not wrong. It's all daft.
It's gonna take a while and they're the next wave.
My actual craft and electronics room is mostly set up now, and the first list of tasks are all about trying to make it all work right.
1) repair padded bench seat so the seat doesn't fall off the structure.
2) find out why my CRT scope has a loose control knob spindle after the house move
3) take the stereo unit apart and hope I can make the cassette deck work!
Looking at the number of tapes I refused to throw out, I'm gonna darn well play them.
Also Welcome back! Has it really been that long??!?
culture, competition (-)
One thing I really hate about my culture is its fetishization of competition. We create needless competition in business, sports, politics, etc. Why? It is destructive, it creates more losers than winners, and it wastes resources that could be better used to solve our collective problems. Proponents claim it spurs innovation and achievement. Bullshit: it spurs cheating and gaming the system. Competition of *ideas* is better served by *cooperation* to study them.
Ubuntu may have been a bad choice to replace Win7 on everyday laptop. Current 18.04 version looks like android, has too many settings hidden from the GUI, and with my usual browser [opera] open it runs hot and 20% CPU while FFox nibbles just 4% CPU. Time to try Mint again. Hope they haven't slid down the same path.
Plucks a single guitar note, letting it ring out without interference.
Sews an internal combustion engine, with a leather cased electronic ignition module.
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