@PrivacyMatters@twitter.com FB on accessing sensitive Android app permissions:
"we are seeing complaints among our beta testers regarding the new permissions, in particular the read_SMS permission, and are working to develop reactive messaging and figure out ways to minimize such complaints going forward"
@PrivacyMatters@twitter.com In 2013, FB considered to partner with a firm who provides "credit verification and scoring services", "sees 90% of credit card transactions in the US" + "buys the anonymized, user level transaction data directly from the banks and then works with Epsilon to re-identity the data"
Very interesting stuff in the leaked Facebook documents, indeed.
For example, Facebook did actually analyze "call log data (e.g. duration/frequency/recency of incoming/outgoing calls/texts)" and use it for friend suggestions.
Version 1.0.0 of XEP-0423 (XMPP Compliance Suites 2020) has been released.
"There is a growing number of XMPP Extension Protocols (XEPs) that provide different building blocks for XMPP-based applications. XMPP software developers are confronted with the challenge of finding the right combination of XEPs for a given application profile. Users need a way to compare applications without resorting to comparing for individual XEP numbers."
FYI, Google is trying to kill web URLs
Google wants users to use Google search as the access point for all content on the web. They are doing this by:
1. Removing visible URLs in Chrome
2. Penalizing sites for not using Google AMP
3. Removing URLs from search results
“I’m pretty sure life is going to start sucking around 15 or 16 because that’s when I have to get my first job..."
@email@example.com Sorry, I had to
The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world.
ABC News broadcasts fake Syria bombing video that's actually from a Kentucky military show in 2017 http://gizmo.do/O8Xd96O
'Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai Lama'
... and this is when it started to seem like all that politically correct language policing, and the demonization of people defending the principles of free speech, might not have been such a great idea ...
Good news, everyone: Enigmail, the OpenPGP plugin for the Thunderbird email client, is being abandoned! Yaaaaaay!
Better news, everyone: it's because native OpenPGP support will be included in Thunderbird starting in version 78! YAAAAAAY! 1/
Oooof. Was just subjected to the most credible phishing attempt I've experienced to date. Here were the steps:
1) "Hi, this is your bank. There was an attempt to use your card in Miami, Florida. Was this you?"
I WILL TOTALLY DESTROY AND OBLITERATE THE ECONOMY OF TURKEY!!! I'VE DONE BEFORE--!!! #PresidentSupervillain
Wow. Now THIS is a campaign ad.
Time to give back to the community! Leave a comment on the nr1 thing that you learned in your bugbounty/hacking journey and I will select a recipient of @firstname.lastname@example.org s awesome book on the 10th of October!
Only EU peeps!
I've fallen into the #911 #WTC7 rabbit hole again recently. Seems like there is more activity around this topic online due to the recent study from Alaska showing that fires couldn't have collapsed that building.
Here's a recent video that sums up much of what's known about the apparent cover-up of how WTC7 collapsed (and therefore questions the entire official 911 narrative).
The XMPP Developers Sprint is almost over. 48 hours looked in a house in Sweden and we have some pretty cool results.
· Two cooked meals for 8 people
· Five Bookmarks 2 implementations (Full inter-op testing between three of them)
· Prototype Bookmark 1 & 2 conversion for Prosody
Software development and electronic music.
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