citizenlab.ca/2018/09/hide-and

delivers again.

is surveillance spyware that allows abusive entities to illegally surveil human rights advocates, lawyers and journalists in up to 45 countries including Mexico and UAE.

Here's a great non-jargoned talk for all audiences.

The importance of security+privacy+freedom and how they depend on each other
-Kyle Rankin's Keynote at OpenWest

youtube.com/watch?v=RZfHcwvGYG

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Historians, or anyone interested in pop culture! This is the coolest thing I've seen on the web in years. Radiooooo, the musical time machine. Pick a decade, pick a country and sample what was on the airwaves at that time. Truly amazing project!
radiooooo.com/
#history #historodons #beforemoderntimes

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Big news in #OpenAccess:

- No more embargoes
- No more copyright transfer
- No hybrid journals
- A cap on APCs

...for practically all European-funded research from 2020 onwards. It's called #planS, and it's fantastic!

scienceeurope.org/coalition-s/

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The Declaration of War against Cryptography (aka "The 2nd War against Cryptography") has been issued by the "Five Eyes":

homeaffairs.gov.au/about/natio

Some choice extracts as an image for posterity attached to this toot and the close:

"Should governments continue to encounter impediments to lawful access to information necessary to aid the protection of the citizens of our countries, we may pursue technological, enforcement, legislative or other measures to achieve lawful access solutions."

I find Mastodon to be quite sluggish over a verified fast connection. Does this depend on the server my local instance (social.coop) runs on?

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Ask Noah Show | Episode 82: "Should We care About Libre?".

Do we need to go all the way and push for everyone to use Libre freedom respecting software?

Kenny Schmidt, a 17 year old who is starting out with Linux asks that question. They talk about a $100 device that will monitor your Internet, the EFFs stance to protect the individual’s ability to call out security problems.

---> jupiterbroadcasting.com/126796
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#podcast #Linux #AskNoahShow #JupiterBroadcasting #Libre #OpenSource #EFF #KennySchmidt

This is cool:
pubpeer.com

Dedicated to improving academic freedom and scientific inquiry by removing the fear of retribution in the peer-review process.

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The Verge is republishing The Internet of Garbage today, with a new preface. It was important reading for me in 2015, and I still recommend it now: theverge.com/2018/8/28/1777733

Hello social.coop! I haven't properly -ized myself yet!

I have an interest in decentralized platforms with a technology slant but I'm not educated in traditional cooperatives. I joined to see what wisdom this movement might be able to offer us geeks.

and one's right to choose their level of are values important to me. I respect the code of any community I'm part of but like to challenge the status quo frequently.

Thanks for having me,
Logan

Guess I need to join Loomio to get the whole social picture. I will, but as a newcomer this is a bit overwhelming. Maybe I just picked an interesting time to join.

Could someone kindly detail for me or link to social.coop's interpreted / accepted definition of "shitposting"?

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just a reminder

doing hashtags #LikeThis as opposed to #likethis

makes it easier to read for everyone, but especially so for folks with screen readers. if each work isn’t capitalized, their reader tries to read it as one word

be kind and willing to make small changes to make the fediverse more accessible for all

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Critical security vulnerabilities found in Mastodon. Admins should patch ASAP to 2.4.4.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Currently, instances.social shows at least 1476 unpatched servers. (3872 servers don't disclose their version.)

#mastodon #vulnerability #security #infosec #cybersecurity #impersonation #doorkeeper

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