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Well it's official, published the initial post on my blog:

There's still lots of work I want to do on my site, but it's ready for some 👀

"If the American public or members of Congress were learning these things for the first time, the political fallout would normally be devastating. The consequences of the report remain to be seen, but if people are not surprised or shocked by the revelations, then Mr. Trump may have benefited by the steady drip of news stories he has so loudly criticized."

This is really what makes it so clear they're using whatever excuse they can:
"The underlying act Assange is accused of—a single failed attempt to figure out a password—was not even important enough to be included in the formal CFAA charges leveled against Manning, even though it was known to the prosecutors and reported about long ago."

Chrome usually wins here, but I've been getting some super buggy behavior Chromium 73 on arch 🤔

Man, disappointing that Firefox's device emulation mode in devtools doesn't do any scaling so the screen fits in your window

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I wish more companies would ask permission to put you on all their email marketing lists. Just because someone entered my email so I could get access to something doesn't mean I consent to all these emails

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I do not understand how Spotify racks up 2 GB of cache from me listening to the same album on repeat. How. Why. The quality isn't even that good, they're not streaming FLAC

And by just 5 votes, it was decided that both Article 13 and 11 would not be removed through an amendment, and several MEPs have come out and said they pushed the wrong button on that one... too late now

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I've been using subsonic as a music library streamer, and it's been alright, but the web app is long in the tooth and there's no mobile app that works (for iOS) that I've found.

So I'd basically like to try and solve some these issues I've run into, and experiment with creating a nice PWA with offline capabilities (including saving music for offline play).

Started working on a little web app for streaming your local music library yesterday. The code is horrible but you can play songs in the browser! .flac files at that too

Good insight on Facebook's announcement on their new-found privacy focused strategy:

Essentially, this isn't a pivot, it's just an addition to their already existing strategy. And just like they added stories to instagram to hedge against snapchat, they're adding more 'privacy' to hedge against whoever comes to challenge that.

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~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

couple of stand out points: surveillance capitalism is not inherent to technology in general (as surveillance capitalists would like you to believe), and part of the solution is to first identify what it is; because it’s so unprecedented, it’s hard to pin down

Just finished the introduction for Surveillance Capitalism; already lots of “ah hah” moments, feeling like I’m going to really enjoy this book

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