@Argus It's valuable in the cases when the hardware is not under your control, e.g. a loaner laptop from a school. Also if you don't fully trust your own ability to secure the device against webcam hijacking, e.g. for unsophisticated users.
On webcam covers:
OK - I know that it's technically feasible to hack a computer to get access to the webcam, but I struggle to find the value of a webcam cover.
If you want to address the threat of monitoring, maintain your antivirus and practice vigialiance / good web behavior to avoid getting attacked. If your computer is compromised to the point where an intruder can activate your webcam, there's so much else of value that isn't protected by that thin piece of plastic.
This is a really elegant visualization of presidential approval ratings over their time in office. The user can compare with Trump and other presidents with a hover.
How Popular Is Donald Trump? | FiveThirtyEight
@Argus Starting with email, we will build an entire cloud service - calendar, file storage etc - all end-to-end encrypted. ;)
Graphite looks interesting.
'Graphite allows you to create, communicate, and share without giving up your privacy.'
Women's Sexuality Is Still Taboo for Tech—at Least at CES
Sex robots and VR porn are fine, but a robotic vibrator that delivers a blended orgasm to women is immoral and profane? Oh the hypocrisy.
Check out this article I found on the Get WIRED app: https://www.wired.com/story/ose-vibrator-ces-controversy
this is unprompted but its a thing i see come up sometimes and was thinking about so
hey um, reminder that artists, musicians, game devs, etc etc are allowed to advertise themselves
there’s a big difference between a multimillion-dollar corporation, and a person trying to survive capitalism
please dont treat both as if they’re the same thing
Yes. I agree. I'd do one more thing. Get rid of the book. Donate it to the library, whatever. Get it out of your life so it doesn't haunt you from the shelf.
@Argus One more reason I got kicked out of translation studies. Too many novels, not enough manuals. I got further in "The Linux Bible" than "Lord of the Rings".
Time is too precious to read what will not bring you joy.
Technology for good. Also, games.
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