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Holy Sh** #Microsoft has installed the simplest backdoor in your #Linux VMs without you knowing about it.

Microsoft Azure silently install management agents on your Linux VMs without an auto update mechanism, so you have to update manually but you don't know they exist because you didn't install them? 🤔

Simply remove the auth header and you are root. Remotely on all machines.🤯


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privacytools-dot-io is now privacyguides.org 👀

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Google Chrome (and Chromium!) to remove detailed cookie and site data controls. Not good to dumbify browsers even more. lapcatsoftware.com/articles/ch #linux #chrome #chromium #cookies #adjustment #settings #removal

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It has come to our attention that a recent change in Chrome and its derivatives has broken CryptPad's spreadsheet export function.

We're working on a solution, but in the meantime Firefox still behaves as expected.

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This decision is a slippery slope, and could lead to backdoors in all major encrypted messaging apps.

Whether or not you think that safety is worth the cost of being under mass surveillance, the simple fact is this: 72% of Europeans oppose these laws.


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Changing a battery and other components is NOT hard... Together we can shift societal norms away from fast moving consumerism that hurts the planet.

Laptop's age-> 5+ yrs

I think I would support lockdowns, mandatory vaccination, business shutdowns, travel restrictions.

Yeah, right after they stop selling alcohol, cigarettes, unhealthy food and cars. Because we all need safety, right?
These half-assed measures are just not effective enough.

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Considering the legal protections disabled & impaired people have in most of the developed world, why doesn't there seem to be any legal actions pushing back on CAPTCHAs? Even gov. sanctioned public services are imposing #CAPTCHA with reckless disregard.

Employees at a Beijing office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents


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Please be aware that Freenode have now closed our IRC Channel as part of their continued Hostile Takeover and redirected it to "##gamingonlinux" which we do not control. DO NOTE USE FREENODE. We have moved to Libera.Chat: gamingonlinux.com/irc/

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In a 2020 letter to management, Max Eliaser, an #Amazon software engineer, said #Ring is “simply not compatible with a free society”.

He's right.

--> "Amazon’s Ring is the largest civilian surveillance network the US has ever seen": theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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Self Privacy is set of utilities designed for non-professional users and installation on a small VPS or home server with limited resources and with minimal knowledge in IT specifics.


A commoner can set up his own private server in semi-automated mode with step-by-step instructions. And a special NixOS package set with installer allows to automatically install a basic set of decentralized utils:

- Private email server
- Bitwarden password manager
- Jitsi-meet for video conferences, etc
- VPN with OpenConnect for safe network browsing and creating private networks
- Delta-chat secure messenger
- Nextcloud for network file storage and sharing
- Gitea as source control and storage
- Pleroma as an entry to Fediverse

The installation is designed for a wide circle of users that want to get their own safe and secure server without getting into the complicated software setup process.

The alpha-version is launched and is tested now.
Developers accept comments and suggestions at https://t.me/selfprivacy

Thanks to @kirill

Please, spread the information for more users to learn about this project.

#decentralization #distribution #software #privacy #installer
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Is GDPR worth the paper it’s printed on? According to these fine folks, “browser fingerprinting … incognito mode detection … geolocation … anonymous user detection”, etc., are all apparently GDPR-compliant without consent if done for “fraud protection.”



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I copy this here from my LinkedIn:

Still look for an interesting job. Remotely.

I would say in short - C/Linux. Ideally, this is so.

I can write in C++. It's not a problem by itself, but its standard turned into something strange the past years. They steered up together programming language and system features like threads and this is not good. So I would prefer pure C because it stays consistent and universal tool for development and the guys upstairs can differ programming abstractions from system architecture, at least.

But please, no Windows, no Python, nothing like that. This is out of scope. Not my cup.

I deal with back-ends, system, hardware and networks-related programming. Threading and synchronization is not a problem: I haven't written a single threaded application since I graduated from Uni and it was decades ago. And yes, I'm a BS of math. Cannot call myself a mathematician (too big thing) but I'm smart enough to operate with any logical constructions and cope with complicated models.

I have quite a lot of experience in telecommunications, networks, real-time industrial automation software. Both architectural design from the base ground and/or development, getting into big massive of existing code, optimizing and profiling, tracing out and fixing difficult and rare bugs and quirks, optimizing for speed and/or for memory consumption. But I'm not into UI development and prefer to stay in console/daemons/system realms.

Physically I reside in Russia, but I fluently speak English and the past years I worked remotely. So remote job is not covid-related issue, it's just a common remote job for preferably long term. I like big and complicated projects that need a lot of work and have some meaning, when the results are useful for people, for industry or science. No military or Russian Govt related projects (strong personal animosity to that species). I welcome any job related with improving network safety and stability, user privacy, people's welfare and any progressive and useful tasks that make civilization progress. If the code is open source - this is excellent. I support the open source movement and try to contribute if I have a chance.

#jobsearch #job #C #developer #Linux
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