Opinion, Infosec 

I've seen a lot of security companies talking about the 0-trust model as if its the best thing to do for your company. 0 trust means 0 talent and 0 innovation. If you can't trust your employees to push the standard, make changes, and take a little risk, you are quite literally going nowhere fast.

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Matrix so far seems pretty easy to get going. I've got my own instance now, and its federated.

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Other people can delete your forks on #GitHub (including all changes you made!). STOP USING GITHUB NOW! Friends don’t let friends use GitHub! docs.github.com/en/github/buil

Still not sure why xmpp isn't the big thing. I know its old and a little crusty, but if you want low-bandwidth and low power consumption, especially on mobile, it seems like a better solution.

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IRC is getting kind of quiet lately. Really sad actually. So I spun up a matrix homeserver and got connected. We shall see if I like it.

Been in the house so long, I haven't tried to connect to my home VPN at all. My cert expired in March! Wow! Hard to believe I've not once tried to connect back to the house since March!

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It's very very cool how I have to register a new account on every random gitea instance I encounter in order to file a bug or send a pull request

So it turns out that if you don't give the people their fireworks, they will still get them another way. Happy Independence Day everyone. We all had a lot of fun. Now can I please go to sleep.

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"When I picture it in my head I think of the early web as more of a library. Over time it has transitioned into a shopping mall." - chris_f (via HN)

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch #keyoxide today!


#FOSS solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of #DeleteKeybase but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

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Dear Internet, do any of you have SVG 🖌️ skills and able to create an icon representing a Rolling Rhino 🦏 Asking for a friend. #ubuntu

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How is it OK in this day and age for companies to spy on their employees?

When InfoSec mandates you install a VPN client that runs as root on your company Linux laptop, instead of using the open source one.... What do you do?

Anyone familiar with Cisco Anyconnect? What can/does it extract from my system?

Also, how do you deal with an Infosec team that doest tell you why and just says "comply or else".

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#GoodMorning (#tzag) and #HappyFathersDay to all the dads on the fediverse, as well as the moms who also have to be the dads. Started my #FathersDay off right this morning. (CW: Sunday virtual service)

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