Wishful thinking (thread)
So I've been thinking about my ideal version of a social network...
1. It should be built on encrypted chat systems. So all DMs should be E2E encrypted. Public messages should be signed (to prevent spoofing) but not encrypted. Importantly, it should be a federated system, like Mastodon or email. This is definitely possible since Signal (TextSecure, at the time) used to federate with WhisperPush by CyanogenMod.
Here's something I've been thinking about for a while.
If an ultra secure messaging system were to be subverted by the developer(s) compromising the app by adding a silent/invisible extra party to all conversations (i.e. all 1-on-1 chats become, in effect, group chats), would there be any way to know? That is, this silent/invisible extra party would get all messages and replies for anyone the developers wanted to spy on (if, for example, they were served with a warrant or any other reason).
Hahahahaha. This will be hilarious if it goes ahead.
‘It will spread like the measles’: Bondi beach club prompts fierce backlash
People in Perth be like "If only there was another harbour crossing in Sydney."
Sydney roads: Second harbour tunnel crossing deemed a national priority
'A massive middle finger': Open-source audio fans up in arms after Audacity opts to add telemetry capture - https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/07/audacity_telemetry/ the *audacity* of such a move...
Anyone know what the status of push notifications is for @Tusky?
There's this GitHub issue from 2018 (RIP Lynnesbian) https://github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/issues/793
There's this GitHub page mentioning the "Tusky-API" (WTF is that and why do we need it?) that hasn't been touched in 4 years https://github.com/PeterCxy/Tusky
Anyone know anything?
Auspol, Europol, China
Looks like this Cold War thing is coming along swimmingly though.
What utter fucking morons the federal government are. Had they managed the China relationship even a little bit competently, they could have nixed the Belt and Road deal and still kept diplomatic relations with China. But now... (I'm not for or against the OBOR deal).
I swear that's not a moth. That's a loaf of bread that went mouldy.
(Also, I was lying about the Cthulu CW).
Signal created targeted ads for Instagram that show the personal data that Facebook collects about you and sells access to.
They were blocked.
This is also why people hated Trump. He was too dumb to understand that directly attacking/insulting a large superpower is not smart (for the US). Now the technocrats are back in power simply because the Biden presidency is Weekend at Bernie's.
It's also extremely weird that so many intelligent people whose jobs are to watch these things, don't seem to understand this.
All of the talk about Australia starting (either intentionally or by accident) a war with China leave an important thing out:
*Those kinds of decisions are not made in this country.*
There's no way that this would have gone on for any longer than a day if the US didn't want it. This is the US sending it's vassals to antagonise their enemy.
The #Firefox add-on blocklist is now a Bloom filter, meaning that seeing its contents isn’t trivial. Also, #Mozilla stopped updating https://blocked.cdn.mozilla.net/ last year. If you need a human-readable list of blocks, it seems that https://firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com/v1/buckets/blocklists/collections/addons-bloomfilters/records is the only place now.
No link the the actual document of course. Because that's for Special People [TM]. Wankers.
Interesting insight into Scott Morrison. I've been wondering if his religiosity was genuine or an affectation. I guess I'm leaning towards "genuine" at the moment.
Selling the faith: the thoughts of Scott Morrison, aged 21, on building influence and growing the flock