TIL: A shady company grabbed .sucks as a top level domain and is now shaking companies to pay up for brand 'protection'.

Another of many where the founder(s) unquestionably worked sleepless nights and pulled themselves by their bootstraps to provide the world with a service it did not know it needed.

Wow they really make it as difficult as possible to not be capitalist. Want to open a bank account for your capitalist business? Easy online application. Cooperative business? Everyone must be simultaneously present in a physical bank branch.

Once more, for the fediverse folks this time:

Future of Privacy Forum have helpfully compiled a list of people/orgs to NOT trust on privacy (it’s the list of their supporters and advisory board).

If you feel you’ve been unfairly included, you should probably remove yourself.


#privacy #privacyWashing #FutureOfPrivacy

"For simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, McCoy was being investigated and, as a result, his Google data was at risk of being handed over to the police. (...) It’s a concerning trend, argue experts and advocates. They worry the increase signals the start of a new era, one in which law enforcement agencies find ever more creative ways to obtain user information from data-rich tech companies."

Only yesterday a techbro told me data collection is "inevitable"


⚠️ Important news

There's a new @fdroidorg app called #AirGuard protecting you from being tracked by AirTags.

It scans your surroundings for devices that someone might have put into your pocket to track you via #Apple's #FindMy surveillance network and alerts you if a device is following you.

Download it here: 🔗 f-droid.org/packages/de.seemoo

Given the level of technology we have today, if your system does not provide adequate sustenance, accommodation, education, and healthcare for all, it is not because it can’t; it’s because it is designed not to.

The Mastodon for #iOS TestFlight version now has multi-account login. The TestFlight invite on our Patreon still works! Though the feature will soon be available in the public release.

This of course presuming that ICANN’s headquarters being in the U.S. and most of its rank and file being American has no effect on the U.S. government control of the internet.

Of course it does, thinking otherwise is naive.

They effectively get the benefit of 'not controlling it' publicly, while of course still very much controlling it.

This paper's whole premise relies on a PR stunt by the Obama admin, nothing more.

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Does this joke of a paper really qualify as 'academic output' nowdays?


It uses ICANN’s publicly known and widely criticised failures to assert that the U.S. should take more direct control of the internet once again ignoring the fact that if there's one organisation in the world many trust even less than ICANN, it is the U.S. government.

For me personally, the U.S. seizing news websites .com / .net domains from its so called 'state enemies' is enough.

Here at the intersection of "built to last" and "things fitting perfectly into other things", the MNT Reform laptop fits _exactly_ into a Saddleback front pocket leather satchel with no room at all to spare. (cc: @mntmn )

I literally bought GTA:VC because of the project so I could play it on natively.

The fact that Take Two sued the developers of this reverse engineering effort that does require the original game assets - so not like it's piracy - points to the moral bankruptcy of modern copyright enforcement, where nothing can be part of the commons, nothing can be enjoyed for fun, even if it makes a buck for the copyright holders, DECADES AFTER ITS RELEASE , 2k is 🤮


As our tech team keeps growing, we're now #hiring an engineering manager to help our devs & ops people achieve the ambitious software archival goals of #SoftwareHeritage.

If you're interested, or know someone who is, check out application details in this blog post: softwareheritage.org/2021/08/2

my quadra 700 is now powerpc-upgraded and also clock chipped

faster quadra 700s than mine exist... but not by much

GitLab: no, we won’t let you customise the CSS…. but of course you can embed analytics scripts…

Hacker dude from the Interwebs: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-



The company I work at is hiring.

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