- Equifax hacked, details from 143 million *consumers* might be stolen.
Consumers because we aren't customers, we didn't ask equifax to store all our data.
So, the big question: will equifax now pay for credit monitoring for all 143 million people?
The data breach can be exploited such that credit requests go to other credit rating companies, so monitoring only equifax is not sufficient.
It's your data, you should have access to see what they have, especially when they're responsible for the data loss.
#InternetPrivacy #WhoOwnsIt #ConsumerProtections #EFF
uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs likes this.I don't want credit monitoring from these companies. The companies that expose all our data are the same companies trying to sell us a service to protect that data. If they get something wrong or somebody
"steals our identity", we're responsible for correcting it. What a racket. It seems this "industry" externalizes all the costs to people whose information it collects and then exposes. They win no matter what happens.
I want them to pay for credit freezes. (I want them to do some other things too, but it wouldn't be polite to express those things aloud.)
Here's a link to Equifax's own page on the matter (in case it is useful): https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/
der.hans likes this.I went digging for the information I had bookmarked about security freezes and came across Brian Krebs' explanation: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-embrace-the-security-freeze/
Mastodon is rolling out ActivityPub support this week & a new AP CR coming out. I feel like years of work are finally proving themselves. 😌Show all 5 replies
I'm not claiming I did any work on AP implementation in Mastodon of course, that's thanks to a herculean effort on Gargron and friends. But standards stuff unexpectedly occupied 2.5 hard years of my and others' life; sometimes I laid in bed wondering if it was worth it. Feels like it was now, and I'm grateful for that.
Switching to Mastodon - see you soon!
Mastodon will soon be supporting ActivityPub . So I'm going to switch there for good now. If everything works as expected I'd be in touch with everybody still sticking with pump.io anyway. But for now I'm not maintaining two timelines anymore.
My new home is https://social.tchncs.de/@mray - follow me there, or wait for ActicityPub here. See you soon!
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Ultimate excuse for not hitting a deadline: "Sorry, I need to extend the language before all the features work as necessary to do the release"
"nobody will use your code if it's GPL, make it permissive" is the open source version of "we won't pay you, but you'll get exposure"
National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland (in Helsinki) is unusually fancy for being in Finland. I had a meeting there today, and looked around a bit while I was there :-)
- .@GnuPG just announced their new funding campaign. I use GPG every day. I set up my quarterly donation. Join us? https://gnupg.org/donate/
lsblk- how have I never met this handy program before?
If you're wondering what Republican strategy we'll be seeing, assuming Comey's memo does say that, Ryan just hinted at it
"Comey, why didn't you do anything at the time then"
uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs likes this.Well, Comey still hasn't said anything about it.
But: Trump didn't order Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. He asked Comey to. By itself it's… scummy, but not something to do something about. It's the combination of that, the mention of other investigations that Trump says Comey should have dropped, and Comey being fired that raises eyebrows.
…which is my reply to that strategy, not to you specifically.
- I'm somewhat bemused by all the "mp3 is dead" stories coming out of tech news and being parroted by others. It's hard not to think that this isn't some sort of PR push to get the general population thinking that MP3 is obsolete so that the patent encumbered technologies can be sold as "advanced". I admit it appears to be working. Somehow terminating a licensing program is being reported as killing off an obsolete technology as opposed to simply indicating that the patents have expired and the technology is finally free for use by everyone.Show all 5 replies"They terminated the licensing". No. They terminated the licensing *program* because they no longer have any money to collect from the racketeering.
Problem is that most of those that write about it either don't even grasp the concept or are malignant to misinform.
Hard time seeing any outcome that isn't one of these three:
2) Total fascism
3) Nuclear war
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Ansible vs Fabric
I'm trying to love Ansible, but
ansible-playbook -i inventory.ini --sudo -v certbot-renew.ymlis just messy compared to say
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@Adam Bolte it certainly could, and for renewing certificates it probably should, so perhaps not the best example. I really like using Fabric as a way to put a really simple interface over a sequence of hard to remember commands, that I might only run now and again.
>> Ben Sturmfels:
“>that I might only run now and again.”
Fair enough. In salt, you would put your host-specific states in top.sls. Then you can just run salt '*' state.highstate when you need to redeploy/update/whatever and forget about running any certbot-related commands, states or playbooks directly ever again. :)If there's an "ansible.cfg" file in the current directory, you can put "inventory=inventory.ini" in the "[defaults]" section and not have to mention it on the command-line.Instead of saying "--sudo", you can put "become: true" into your playbook file.That makes the Ansible command-line a bit simpler, but still not quite as simple as Fabric.In my experience, Ansible really shines when you have modular configuration, where these hosts need this subset of configuration applied to them, but those hosts need that overlapping-but-not-identical subset of configuration applied. Using Ansible for configuring a single thing on a single host is overkill for production, although it's a good way to learn about it.
- #mozilla : Next 10 Days Critical to the Internet's Future https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/05/08/next-10-days-critical-internets-future/ would #google say something similar? In public? No? #fcc
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- Whoa Nextcloud has some implementation of ActivityPub! (Go CWebber!)
Working with others was also improved across servers, federating activities so you can see changes on remote shares in your activity feed through an implementation of the ActivityPub API developed by the W3C.from https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-12-beta-introduces-the-next-generation-of-secure-collaboration/
Waiting for the ursupation
Since it looks like Mastodon is *really* making steps to support ActivityPub, I think I'll wait for the ultimate social ursupation sitting on a hairy elephant more and more. If you haven't tried it out yet - give it a try!
The only thing that bugs me is that there is currently *NO* standalone client for the Linux desktop that I can get to run.
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