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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.

nrk.no/norge/xl/avslort-av-mob (english: translate.google.com/translate)

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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

Now that we are going to have to write keybase off as a lost cause, anyone have an alternative?

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Finally got a Mastodon client I am happy with going again. I have moved to TOOT TUI and it works perfectly fine under FreeBSD. Very pleased.

I am very impressed with and pleased by Riot and . Good software makes me happy.

@TheKinrar Hello. Does this instance block sending emails to emails that end in XYZ? I am unable to change my email and it says 'Sending email' but I never get one at my new or old email address.

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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

phxlinux.org/index.php/meeting

gettogether.community/series/1

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

gettogether.community/series/1

#FLOSSevent #LocalGroup #Arizona #PLUG

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@veer66 to me, the term #coding means the ACTUAL writing code part, while #programming involves more stuff, such as setting up an environment, build tools, compiling, etc.
So if you're a programmer you know how to do a lot of those steps, including coding.

Something is wrong with my mastodon. I can’t change my email and I can’t follow users anymore. What the heck.?

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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.
eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/why-

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"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

24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-ge

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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight #SurveillanceCapitalism ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

notochrome.org/

#NoToChrome

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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...

Please don't.

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. 

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I love how Mastodon is 100% functional and contains zero trackers.

It's almost as if you don't need trackers to make a functioning site and any trackers on other sites are wholly unnecessary and should be fought against on every possible level...

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