I'm moving to @swedneck, please follow me there instead.
There is a vulnerability in the Plasma desktop that KDE developers are currently working to patch. The details are here.
For the moment avoid downloading .desktop or .directory files and extracting archives from untrusted sources.
Also, if you discover a similar vulnerability, it is best to send an email email@example.com before making it public. This will give us time to patch it and keep users safe before the bad guys try to exploit it.
Matrix Telegram bridge
We're now hosting a bridge between our #Matrixserver and #Telegram.
While due to the way the bridging works, some advanced functionality like read receipts and typing notifications is only available for users on the #Feneashomeserver, most of the functionality is available to any Matrix user in the wide network. By hosting a public bridge we hope to help a bit with the weight #t2botis currently pulling.
More information and usage instructions in our forum: https://talk.feneas.org/t/telegram-bridge/120 https://friendica.feneas.org/display/76158462-265d-4355-1b93-d3b172154732
If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:
You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.
Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).
I'm rooting really hard for the Pinephone to be decent and actually make it to market soon. I'm really liking the sounds of it. Specs are good enough. Emmc and bootable microsd slot! USB C! 3000mah replaceable battery!
CERN: Migrating to open-source technologies and taking back control using open software.
My brother once asked me if there was a function to produce a calendar grid from a list of dates in Google Sheets. I replied with a single-cell formula that took in a list of dates and outputted a calendar. It used SEQUENCE(), REGEXMATCH(), and a double-nested ARRAYFORMULA(), and it locked up the browser for 15 seconds every time it ran. I think he learned a lot about asking me things.
If you are thinking about joining the #Matrix, please do not use the Matrix.org homeserver. It has some disadvantages like disabled presence status and it is not good for the #federation at all to have one big instance where most of the users are bundled. Take a look at https://www.hello-matrix.net/public_servers.php for alternatives or even better, set up your own #synapse, which is pretty straightforward e.g. using @yunohost #selfhosting
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