BREAKING: a federal judge has ruled that suspicionless searches of travelers’ cell phones, laptops, and other electronic devices when we cross the U.S. border are unconstitutional.
This is an enormous victory for privacy. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops
This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: https://qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twitter-india-users-are-migrating-to-mastodon-in-thousands/
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.
Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄
On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...
It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.
you cannot outsource moderation -- not "even" to an algorithm
tech, security, everything is horrible (-)
Apparently you can fake out Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant by shining a laser at the microphone and injecting audio from as far away as 110m, making them do things they probably shouldn't be able to do.
COMPUTERS WERE A MISTAKE. BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND 🔥
Tech Workers Walked Off the Job After Software They Made Was Sold to ICE https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43k8mp/tech-workers-walked-off-the-job-after-software-they-made-was-sold-to-ice
“At the end of the day, when you’re vending an API, it isn’t done until it’s documented. Full stop.” https://v4.chriskrycho.com/2019/apple-your-developer-documentation-is-garbage.html
i can't highly enough recommend the analog antiquarian blog series on the great pyramids: https://analog-antiquarian.net/2019/01/11/chapter-1-the-charlatan-and-the-gossip/
i'm halfway through, and it's really more of a history of how the pyramids were uncovered and explored, generation by generation, with diagrams and backstories, and how each culture projected itself into them
Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers
Apple + Tencent • iOS sends info on what sites you visit to the Chinese company. For security. https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2019/10/13/dear-apple-safe-browsing-might-not-be-that-safe/ #linkblog #appletencentbrowingsafetygooglebadtechtootme
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