I've stopped using VPNs to deal with NAT, I just set up IPv6 instead.
I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. Nevertheless, I am reasonably confident that I have broken some laws, rules, or regulations recently because its hard for anyone to live today without breaking the law. Doubt me? Have you ever thrown out some junk mail that came to your house but was addressed to someone else? That’s a violation of federal law punishable by up to 5 years in prison.I was searching for the French band by that name but hey, that's insightful too!
One of the responses to the revelations about the mass spying on Americans by the NSA and other agencies is “I have nothing to hide. What me worry?” I tweeted in response “If you have nothing to hide, you live a boring life.” More fundamentally, the NSA spying machine has reduced the cost of evidence so that today our freedom–or our independence–is to a large extent at the discretion of those in control of the panopticon.
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On March 25 is this years Document Freedom Day and, depending on your time zone, it has already started. Document Freedom Day is the global campaign for document liberation by local groups throughout the world. So far more than 50 groups registered their events in over 25 countries ranging from Asia, Europa, Africa, to South and North America. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html
- #^Epic Pi Day. Der Countdown läuft. Mile of Pi [Video]
Am 14. März wird traditionell der Pi-Day gefeiert (in amerik. Schreibweise 3-14), aber dieses Mal passt die Jahreszahl mit in die Reihe, sodass der Epic-Pi-Day vor der Tür steht! An dem Tag können ...
Lenovo Apologies for Superfish Scandal, Offers Uninstall Instructions♲ Paul Lilly
I have a better idea. Install Linux. No need to worry about crapware.
World's top PC supplier admits it "messed up"
Lenovo took to Twitter to issue an apology over Superfish, the visual search software it installed on consumer laptops and desktops without permission, and has posted instructions on how to remove it. Initially Lenovo issued a statement saying that it installed the software with good intentions and that there's nothing to be concerned about from a security perspective, though evidence points to the contrary.
"We're sorry. We messed up. We're owning it. And we're making sure it never happens again," Lenovo posted to Twitter, along with a link instructing users how to remove the program and its digital certificate.
The problem with Superfish is that it worked as adware by inserting ads into searches performed on Internet Explorer and Chrome (Firefox appears to be unaffected). Furthermore, it left a gaping security hole on users' systems that could allow for man-in-the-middle attacks.
After news spread of the nefarious software, Lenovo tried to downplay the issue, saying that its relationship with the Superfish "is not financially significant" and its only goal was to "enhance the experience for users." In the same breath, Lenovo said it understood the concerns and had stopped preloading Superfish in January.
One of our readers sent us an email to dispute Lenovo's claim, saying that "their statement that says they stopped pre-loading Superfish in January is false -- my laptop (a Y40-80) was manufactured on February 9, 2015, and included Superfish and its root certificate."
It appears Lenovo got caught with its hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, and is now hoping that an apology and a bit of humility will win back the trust that helped it become the world's number one supplier of PCs.
"We messed up badly here," Peter Hortensius, Lenovo’s chief technology officer, told Bloomberg in an interview. "We made a mistake. Our guys missed it. We’re not trying to hide from the issue -- we’re owning it."
It's not enough to simply uninstall Superfish, as it leaves behind a root certificate that must also be removed (manually). Lenovo's instructions linked above detail how to perform both.
#lenovo #superfish #fail #epicfail
Hey, it was worth a try ;)sudo apt-get install spring
- A big thank you to reddit from FSF executive director John Sullivan and all of us at FSF https://u.fsf.org/18k
Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft | Backchannel
I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations
When I became a technology columnist in the mid-1990s, the public Internet was just beginning its first big surge. Back then, I advised my readers to avoid the semi-political, even religious battles that advocates of this or that technology platform seemed to enjoy. Appreciate technology, I urged, for what it is — a tool — and use what works best.
So why am I typing this on a laptop running GNU/Linux, the free software operating system, not an Apple or Windows machine? And why are my phones and tablets running a privacy-enhanced offshoot of Android called Cyanogenmod, not Apple’s iOS or standard Android?
- so, has the #Birdman (2014) movie been produced following the #HarveyBirdmanRule http://bit.ly/1L3ptxl ? #vaguejokes
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An unadvertized film that apparently got lots of awards that I find out about now only due to the awards. Yeah, when you start with a limited screening of four theaters in the entirety of the United States of America...your audience is going to be selective.