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You can now follow my project, ThinkPrivacy on Mastodon!

@thinkprivacy

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I’m sure some purists will be upset about stickers being added to #Signal.

Anything that helps convince nontechnical friends and family to use Signal is a win in my book. Network effects for the win.

signal.org/blog/make-privacy-s

I just don’t see the point in getting excited over this impeachment. In the end it’s simply a footnote in the history books, changing nothing about the lives of those more at risk during his presidency.

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Wow, some very interesting new research here: tpm.fail/

Researchers published attacks that can recover encryption keys from Trusted Computing Modules (TPMs) (which isn't supposed to be possible) by timing elliptic curve signature generation. "On Intel fTPM, our key recovery succeeds after about1,300 observations and in less than two minutes."

Nearly all Windows computers store BitLocker encryption keys in TPMs.

It took a lot longer than I wanted, but I have finally moved all of my projects off GitHub (Fuck ICE!) and moved to GitLab (far from perfect).

A brand new ThinkPrivacy is now live! OMG I have been working on this for so long and I am so happy to have it up.

thinkprivacy.io

Hopefully I got all the bugs and or typos, but if you see one, let me know!

Twitter wants to decentralize because they see how fast Mastodon and other decentralized networks are growing and Jack wants to monetize that.

He doesn't care about a freer, more open internet, he cares about watching Mastodon grow and that he's not making money off it.

One part of me thinks it's cool that Microsoft released a Linux app. It's going to start making Linux far more accessible.

The Linux elitist side of me wants that Garbage as far away from Linux as possible and I want Linux distros to shun them!

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Quick, give Purism $2000 for the USA version of their phone that doesn't work.

What a fucking scam.

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> In an open letter published Wednesday on GitHub, software developers representing the open source community joined the call for GitHub to immediately cancel the $200,000 contract with #ICE.

latimes.com/business/technolog

Open letter: github.com/drop-ice/dear-githu

Yikes. A social movement technology company is holding a webinar about secure messaging and it's about WhatsApp and Telegram.

So I guess it's about how to communicate so that the state can watch you?

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ZorinOS CEO says 15.1 will have an opt-out option on data collection during the install process.

This is progress, but until it's opt-in only (opted out is the default) it's not really a good enough step.

Also, must make it easier for all users already on ZorinOS to opt-out now.

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