Shared by my Daughter
"I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are"

In response to "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear"

A randomized control trial to determine whether parachutes prevent death when jumping from aircraft.

Don't understand clinical trials and all that other statistical/epidemiological stuff? This will help.

bmj.com/content/bmj/363/bmj.k5

Updated today! #CTF #DFIR, and #Malware fans, here we go, the event we've been waiting for all year long! We are just a few weeks away from the SANS, CounterHackSec #KringleCon, so grab my annual #HolidayHack cheatsheet: bit.ly/HolidayHack2022

Moderation complication, nazis 

I hesitate to boost this, because people only reading the headline might misread it as "someone is accusing Eugen of *being* a Nazi, which is either true or a melodramatic Godwinization" or "Mastodon is full of Nazis".

TLDR:

1. Our instance, qoto.org, came under attack by an actual, swastika-waving Nazi. Mastodon is by no means full of such bad actors, but they do exist. Freemo provides evidence and history of the attack.
2. This bad actor created enough disinformation noise that Eugen chose to delist qoto from joinmastodon to protect the reputation of Mastodon. This was a win for the baddies.
3. Debates over proper moderation and federation policies are complicated and can grow heated.

@freemo @Gargron @trinsec @khird

(Interesting thing I learned when autocompleting those tags: there are several accounts impersonating Eugen.)
QT: qoto.org/@freemo/1093934371414

🎓 Dr. Freemo :jpf: 🇳🇱  
After hearing some feedback,a nd wanting to be fair in my representation, I have change the title of the article. It is now: Eugen Rochko, CEO of M...

"Outwith" is a wonderful word. Though I am not a Scot, I will die on this hill (or brae).

May 2015: “…we’re not going to stay in a country where we might be forced to backdoor our products (and possibly not even be allowed to tell anyone about it)”

ar.al/notes/so-long-and-thanks

Nov 2022: “Internet services used every day by British consumers would be obligated to scan all public posts and private chats against government-specified criteria … If these services don’t want to do it, they could pack up and leave the UK.“

newstatesman.com/spotlight/cyb

🤔

#OnlineSafetyBill #SmallTech #SmallWeb

"The idea that technology can provide a silver bullet to solve complex societal issues does not stand up to examination"

The Online Safety Bill will make a bad situation worse. Having context-blind algorithms scan our chats and images for whatever any government says is harmful will put all our privacy at risk of overreach.

Read the full article by our Policy Manager, Dr Monica Horten.

newstatesman.com/spotlight/cyb

#OnlineSafetyBill

Imagine telling your spouse they had the chance to divorce you eight years ago and they backed down. So now you won't *let* them try again.

By declining Scots the chance at #indyref2, the Supreme Court has just made Scotland's independence more likely. Unions work when all parties are free, valued, and engaged.

UKpol 

The most amazing part of at a committee meeting? Braverman showing up at a committee meeting.

Happy Palindromic date & time
22:11:22 22-11-22

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

-Bertrand Russell

🚨 BIG EXOPLANET NEWS! 🚨

Our team has released FIVE papers today on the most COMPREHENSIVE study of an #exoplanet atmosphere to date!

Using #JWST we obtained four transit observations of #WASP-39b early in the telescope's operations to study both the planet itself, and the telescope's capabilities to observe exoplanet atmospheres.

We detected numerous molecules in the planet's atmosphere, including CO2, CO, H2O, and SO2 🧵

The future is here! ⭐ 🪐 🔭 #Astrodon #Science

webbtelescope.org/contents/new

I have nosing around on Mastodon for a few days now and I see a lot of users optimistically trying to make a fresh start with proper microblogging…

…but notice Mastodon server admins, whether they want to or not, pulled in some kind of turf war, over which users have no influence, but from which they do suffer the consequences.

Brexit is a shit idea. 

"Locked out of Horizon Europe, UK commits half a billion to post-Brexit research"

When we were in YERP, we got ~€1Bn per year. This is a one-off payment of ~half that.

theregister.com/2022/11/22/uk_

Q: Do people actually say “mamma mia!”?
<overhears Italian-speaking chap on the phone>
A: Yes. Yes they do.

Kie estas miaj mastadontaj disgefratoj? Saluton!🖖

We have a new applicant for a moderator position here. If anyone objects or wants to add their opinions, please reply here. Me and the other moderators will consider the communities input in deciding if we make them a moderator or not, thank you.

@trinsec @khird @barefootstache
QT: qoto.org/@barefootstache/10938

barefootstache  
With the ever growing number of users and in the spirit of open source (FLOSS), one should contribute where one can. Thus I am allowing myself to b...
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