Hi, I'm Dr. Q, I'm a Fediverse person from Russia. I do Fediverse stuff. In Russia.
I own mastodon.ml - the largest (probably?) Mastodon instance in ex-USSR.
I maintain @rf - a Fediverse group bot that helps people anyone who speaks Russian, to connect to a wider RU-Fediverse community, with ~1600 members.
I run XXIV Production (https://xxivproduction.video) - a consolidation of RU-Fediverse's video creators and live streamers.
I coordinate and appear on on a bi-weekly podcast called "Regular Expressions" (by XXIV Production) to comment on the Fediverse issues and events, along with other RU-Fediverse creators.
I organize live events and meetings for the Fediversians around the Moscow area. I claim that the Fediverse is a tool for forging real friendships and relationships.
I speak Fedi at live events.
If you like what I'm doing, and you want RU-Fedi to grow, please support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/m/drquad
I'll be happy with whatever coin you throw my way. $1 is _not nothing_.
"Adding end-to-end encryption to WhatsApp was a huge benefit for all their users, regardless of their intensions. It added privacy to the most popular messaging application.
[...] This research shows that there are still several methods left for law enforcement and intelligence, most of which due to “usability first” instead of “privacy first” paradigm in WhatsApp user experience that created a void for law enforcement. Law enforcement officers were no longer able to read along the content of WhatsApp messages. However, the scenarios and method presented in this research partially recuperate the position of law enforcement agencies. But this problem wasnever on its own, the growing amount of encrypted data traffic forces researches to think of new scenarios and methods of intervention in criminal activities. A simple wiretap does no longer provide the needed insight.
Some insights in the interception methods of Dutch Police
You know, I tend to think of Bandcamp as just like a storefront. I go there when there's something specific I want to buy, but otherwise, I don't really ever go there.
But I'm quickly learning you can do a lot worse for finding new music than going to Bandcamp, clicking on a genre tag you like and playing whatever comes up.
Happy to report that the European Commission's Open Source Programme Office decided to fund a bug bounty program for #Mastodon!
#Intel management engine can now be exploited remotely via WiFi https://email@example.com/
And for those of us not on Intel, there's always #Microsoft Pluton coming, yay!
A friend from the Warsaw Hackerspace made a thing:
This webpage will exploit your LG webOS smart TV, gain local root privileges, and install the webOS Homebrew Channel.
I almost wish I had an LG "smart" TV!