The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in.
~ 1920, Josiah Stamp - Director of the Bank of England
Been thinking a lot about this and how it relates to cryptocurrency.
25 years ago today, Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!
OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.
Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!
Day 8 - #100DaysToOffload
Lemmur releases it's v0.1.1, the mobile app for Lemmy the #activitypub federated reddit like network. https://github.com/krawieck/lemmur/releases/tag/v0.1.1 #lemmy #lemmur
Patiently waiting for my PineTime to arrive. I have already messed around with WaspOS and it's simulator. Does InfiniTime have a simulator similar to WaspOS's? #pinetime
Hey, Canucks! Or Lemmy (the software) fans! Or both, or neither!
Howdy, Canucks, Lemmy fans, or just whomever likes federated reddit clones!
I'm venturing in to the world of Lemmy and have put up lemmy.ca. If you'd like to have a look, have something to create and say, maybe help get involved, build communities, etc, please come on by and see what's going on!
It's a little something different, and it should be fun!
2/2 Looking further into it, it seems that WhatsApp does store a backup copy of your messages on their servers. This is vulnerable to hacking. Also, if they have no access to our messages then what are they sharing with their partners? Maybe they are using the backup of our messages to farm for data. If this is true their version of end to end encryption is just some nice marketing. What is the truth?
1/2 When trying to convince family and friends to dump WhatsApp and switch to something like Signal they have done their own research and come back to me pointing out that WhatsApp does actually do end to end encryptotion. WhatsApp claims they never have a copy of the message unencrypted. I point out that this can not be verified since WhatsApp is not open source. #infosec #security #whatsapp #privacy
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