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Technical debt will likely cause navigational systems in automotive software to crash or give you weird arrival time estimates at October 23rd this year. gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/-/issues/

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People usually consider IRC an online only medium, so it's nice to see us mentioned in the Real World!
Thanks to @fsf for the mention in this months newsletter.

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I'm currently on-call, but there is a reason we don't depend on Akamai, Cloudflare or the big three cloud providers.

So I just watch the fireworks. And pour a glass for those having pagers go off right now due to Akamai.

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Amnesty International categorically stands by the findings of the Pegasus Project, and that the data is irrefutably linked to potential targets of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/202

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Muse Group (Musescore, Audacity) Physically threatening FOSS dev w/ violence via Copyright Law 

Copyright dispute is causing the Audacity/Musescore person to physically threaten the FOSS dev -- who is expat Chinese -- with deportation back to China plus notify Chinese authorities of anti-China repositories.

Asshole deleted their comment cause of course they realized they are an asshole.

web.archive.org/web/2021071911

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“This page is hosted on a Casio fx-9750GII graphical calculator”

fxip.as203478.net/

…And it loads faster than 99% of your privacy-destroying tracker-laden bullshitware.

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SHAME :

► Cypto-Anarchist Warning :

Israeli firm Candiru is embroiled in a scandal for selling 0-day exploits to governments & helping them spy on 100s of dissidents, journalists, activists & politicians globally.

Details: thehackernews.com/2021/07/isra

...including, 2 Windows flaws that #Microsoft patched this week.

Excellent step, now can we do the same for adults too? Police shouldn't be allowed to lie to get a confession in any case.

Illinois Bans Police Lying To Minors During Interrogations : NPR
npr.org/2021/07/16/1016710927/

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Wee, a new APT:
citizenlab.ca/2021/07/hooking-

> The company known as “Candiru,” based in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a mercenary spyware firm that markets “untraceable” spyware to government customers. Their product offering includes solutions for spying on computers, mobile devices, and cloud accounts.

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Tibetan woman holding flowers, only they're not flowers they're cryptocurrency mining PSUs.

(Via Reddit)

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what my girlfriend thought dating a software engineer would be like: "honey, I got an AI robot maid to do all our cooking for us"

what dating a software engineer is actually like: "if that microwave connects to the internet we're heating all our food with a blowtorch from now on"

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@blit32 it went through private,
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all the money given to the domain doesn't go to the islands it represents, but instead to the UK, who forcibly deported the Chagossians (said people) some 50 years ago.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expuls
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.io

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Intuit to Share Payroll Data from 1.4M Small Businesses With Equifax – Krebs on Security - krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/in

Financial services giant Intuit this week informed 1.4 million small businesses using its QuickBooks Online Payroll and Intuit Online Payroll products that their payroll information will be shared with big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax starting later this year unless customers opt out by the end of this month.

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My dude, "there's nothing illegal" about destroying the planet is not the defense you think it is.

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But wait, “Mozilla Corporation?” What’s that? I thought Mozilla was a not-for-profit?

Mozilla *Foundation* is a not-for-profit. Mozilla *Corporation* is a half-billion-dollar for-profit owned by the not-for-profit.

🤔

PS. Don’t forget to donate to Mozilla, they need money.

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Yes. The more people get vaccinated, the slower the spread will be and even those not yet vaccinated (children) will be more protected. Do your part. #GetVaccinated💉 ASAP.

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