home computing pioneer death
Clive Sinclair's gone, at 81:
"Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81.
His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices.
Many modern-day titans of the games industry got their start on one of his ZX models."
I wrote a little microblog about just how easy Social Media could be on IPFS PubSub.
we discovered a zero-day zero-click exploit against iMessage. The exploit, which we call FORCEDENTRY, targets Apple’s image rendering library, and was effective against Apple iOS, MacOS and WatchOS devices.
Disclosing E2EE vulnerability in multiple Matrix clients
Why can an ad break the Windows 11 desktop and taskbar?
if you do still have a Facebook account you can see what it knows about your off-Facebook activity. https://www.facebook.com/off_facebook_activity/
Facebook targets users based on the apps you've used and websites you've visited.
To stop them, the right side of that page has an option to "Clear History — Disconnect off-Facebook activity history from your account." you then have to click "More Options" and then "Manage Future Activity" to stop them matching up more of your off-Facebook activity to your profile.
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afghanistan, taliban, biometrics
"Thousands of Afghans struggling to ensure the physical safety of their families after the Taliban took control of the country have an additional worry: that biometric databases and their own digital history can be used to track and target them."
Another "this would *NEVER* happen" just happened.
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