The latest #MediaWiki security update has hit #Debian - https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2020/msg00053.html
Only buster users need to update as stretch did not contain the vulnerable code (yay?).
You can also reach out to your Congressional representatives about the EARN IT Act using the EFF's tool: https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-proposal
Privacy is a right - not an earned privileged. Read more about how the proposed EARN IT Act would threaten that right in my column in the latest Spartan Daily: https://issuu.com/spartandaily/docs/sd031220all (page 2)
The story behind Parsoid and it's 2X perf boost after porting to PHP, from the Parsing Team at Wikimedia.
The second installment of my Spartan Daily tech column, Binary Bombshells, is out! I discuss design flaws in Twitter that lead to harassment and how Mastodon addresses some of them: https://sjsunews.com/article/binary-bombshells-twitters-tools-help-online-harassers
The first installment of my new tech column "Binary Bombshells" in the Spartan Daily is out - give it a read: https://sjsunews.com/article/binary-bombshells-values-exist-in-all-technologies
My accomplishment for this week is acing the Cybersecurity category, including the two triple stumpers that none of the #JeopardyGOAT s got right!
A few months late, but we started rewriting HTTP links to use HTTPS automatically on Wikimedia sites based on the HSTS preload list: https://blog.legoktm.com/2019/12/28/automatically-rewriting-links-to-use-https-on-wikimedia-sites.html
Next steps: there will be a survey for unmoderated feedback that will go to the entire CSU.
Elsevier negotiations are proprietary, but updates will be on the library website.
Audience member: We need to fix the system. In 3 years, we're going to be back here. Need a paradigm shift.
Let's just publish our own journal.
Florida negotiated a smaller package, though FSU opted out.
Presenter thinks SUNYs are still negotiating.
"We're going to play hardball with them" -- Library dean
UCs prepared for about 2 years to walk away from the contract. CSU is on a much more accelerated timeline.
There are three major players in California. UC (pulled out), CSU (negotiating), and SCELC, which is endorsing/supporting the UC pull out (https://www.islab.gseis.ucla.edu/2019/09/24/scelc-supports-the-university-of-californias-push-for-open-access-to-research/)
Process note: this is the first public forum held in the CSUs. Other campuses are looking to see how our forum goes.
Professor (different one): Looking at journals isn't about looking up a specific article, it's like browsing a library shelf and picking out what you're interested by. Need to be able to browse through journals.
Professor: Graduate students will feel the impact now for lack of content. Undergrad students won't feel the impact until ~5 years from now.
Free software / free knowledge / free society: MediaWiki & friends. Wannabe journalist.
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