- So we'll be seeing an RFC for a new email standard, eh Google? Thought not.
Google to add extra Gmail security … by building a walled garden
Wants to make money and ignore end-to-end encryption
- ".. the vast majority of the data that Facebook knows is because you chose to share it." is not that far from "People just submitted it. I don't know why. They 'trust me'. Dumb fucks." https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/04/facebook_zuckerberg_says_sorry/
- I wonder how many terabytes of free space Facebook will get when GDPR arrives and they have to delete all the shadow profiles, call/SMS metadata, tracking/"beacon" info and whatever else they've hoovered up on people who haven't given consent?
- I've released Cupola 0.3.0, updates include latest Sentry client support, breadcrumbs, and allowing projects to use DSNs without a secret component.
It is meant as a lighter but simpler, lower traffic replacement for the Sentry server on-premises component.
- Fedora 26->27 upgrade has been the least smooth I've had, upgrader missed a package and tried to fetch it during the offline install.
On the plus side, running Wayland finally and day 1 Firefox 57, although my userChrome caused phantom tabs.
Charles Stanhope likes this.
- "It'll be as easy as getting the free trade, zero cost Brexit deal we want. The Government is confident of it"
What KoolAid are the UK Government drinking? The best we could hope for is something akin to Safe Harbour/Privacy Shield, which would be much worse than what we have now.
UK.gov: Snoop laws not 'significant' obstacle to EU data protection talks
- "Denial of privacy attack" is such a simple and obvious description I'm surprised I've not heard it before.
Tor blimey, guv'nor: Firefox to try on privacy tool's Canvas gloves to leave fewer fingerprints
- "Hi! My job keyword search found your unread CV, you'll be perfect for this senior role using something you listed after 'Can grudgingly use Windows' and 'Has a driving licence' in your list of qualifications! Apply today! Please! My performance bonus depends on it! Please!!"
I hate unsolicited job advert emails.
- We in the UK can look forward to this, as we have the Investigatory Powers Act authorising bulk surveillance:
Schrems busts Privacy Shield wide open
Dublin Judge asks European Court to look at data flows all over again
- What are the odds we'll find BT has done a TalkTalk and lost personal records?
Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers
In some cases fraudsters knew their mark's personal details
- The `lapwing.org` server has been moved, DNS changes are propagating, everything should be running normally in the next few hours.
On the plus side, moving VPS provider has meant my costs have gone down, and the performance has gone up.
Just need to set up the backups, backup the backups, and clean up the old VPS; it has been a relatively painless move!
- My VPS provider going into administration is what I want to have happen just before I go on holiday to a place without internet. /s
I seem to get through VPS providers at the rate of 1 a year, here's hoping that I don't have to migrate again in a year.
- 'Independent' gov law reviewer wants users preemptively identified before they're 'allowed' to use encryption
UK watchdog echoes Home Sec in anti-crypto comments
Yea, as identity theft isn't a thing, captchas are foolproof, and verification is quick; did this QC just ignore the tech companies replies, or has he "had enough of experts"?
Is there no one in the UK Government who gets technology? Or is willing to acknowledge they don't understand it and need assistance?
- Created a very simple and limited Nextcloud app that allows you to share multiple files in one go https://code.lapwing.org/personal/nextcloud-files_multishare/
- UK Home Office "erroneous deportation letters" look a lot like how copyright trolls operate; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41101051 https://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/reference/about/
It honestly wouldn't surprise me to see this happening more frequently in the future, and it also wouldn't surprise me that it would be quite effective, especially during the Brexit process where non UK (and even UK!) nationals aren't 100% sure of their legal rights.
But hey, whats a few thousand settled, contributing people you've "encouraged" to emigrate when you're trying to attain your completely arbitrary, ideologically driven manifesto promise of <100,000 net migration?