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Message 2130884 - Posted: 6 Jan 2024, 19:45:51 UTC - in response to Message 2130883.  
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The stealing of all your email credentials, and passwords, across ALL your connected email accounts, is a particular vulnerability...

Worse still: Really??!!! Doing that all in plain text, all unencrypted???!!!!


I have a very bad feeling about that...

Stay wise and safe!
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Message 2130887 - Posted: 6 Jan 2024, 21:09:12 UTC

Does anyone have someting to say about DuckDuckGo?
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Message 2130888 - Posted: 6 Jan 2024, 21:12:18 UTC - in response to Message 2130887.  
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Yes, good. Uses annonymized queries to Microsoft Bing.

May suffer bias due to being Bing-ed.

Note there's no anonymity if your browser is already tracked/compromised...
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Message 2130890 - Posted: 6 Jan 2024, 21:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 2130884.  

Yet another good reason not to use MS outlook - which should perhaps be rebranded "lookout".
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Message 2130900 - Posted: 7 Jan 2024, 4:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 2130887.  

I use DDG for general every day www searching and have the browser add-on for my chrome variant desktop browser allowing me to create "disposable / anonymous" email address's.
I also have it installed on my android phones where it can be setup as a proxy to help prevent installed apps from tracking you / sending lot of information about your device to many of the data collectors/aggregation sites. Example.
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Message 2130902 - Posted: 7 Jan 2024, 6:28:25 UTC

I submit https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=502.&lawCode=PEN

Do you feel that all this tracking crap is unauthorized use and or data collection? How about blocking ad-blockers from doing their job?
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Message 2131132 - Posted: 11 Jan 2024, 22:20:38 UTC
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This just has to be the quote of the week:


... Nasty Performance Regression With Early Linux 6.8 Code
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Linus eats his own dog food (as he makes it)...


... And note that a new Linux kernel is made ready to test/eat every week...


Openly software development as it should be!

Enjoy true good freedom!!

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Message 2131134 - Posted: 11 Jan 2024, 22:27:59 UTC - in response to Message 2131132.  
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ps:

22 seconds Coffee Break
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Well, it lets you take a couple sips of coffee between all the merging, so I’d say it’s necessary.


... All too true!

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Message 2131410 - Posted: 18 Jan 2024, 9:48:52 UTC

Fit for purpose?

How AI is helping to prevent three buses turning up at once

Doesn't change the actual running of the buses, just changes the timetable. That doesn't help if you're already waiting at the bus-stop, on the basis of yesterday's timetable: regular users will want the bus to pick them up at the time shown on yesterday's, last week's, last month's timetable.
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Message 2131631 - Posted: 22 Jan 2024, 23:05:51 UTC

Sadly, time passes far too fast:

xkcd: Dependency

See:

Dave Mills created NTP, the protocol that holds the temporal Internet together, in 1985


Who knows?

Keep searchin'!
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Message 2131789 - Posted: 25 Jan 2024, 21:32:41 UTC

Long overdue?...

NYC First To Designate Social Media as Environmental Toxin


After all, we have clean air zones and no alcohol zones, all very much needed for the good health of all...

At last 'Social Media' gets the recognition it deserves?


IT is what we allow it to be...
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Message 2131799 - Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 0:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 2131789.  

At last 'Social Media' gets the recognition it deserves?
Says a post on social media.
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Message 2131806 - Posted: 26 Jan 2024, 2:00:50 UTC

Crooks@work
Maybe better if they have BOINC crunch for "their" errors. :-)
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Message 2131857 - Posted: 30 Jan 2024, 16:52:58 UTC

Ransomware’s Impact Could Include Heart Attacks, Strokes & PTSD
New research details the possible effects of ransomware attacks on businesses and staff, society, the economy and national security, highlighting that its impact on mental and physical health is often overlooked.
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Message 2131895 - Posted: 31 Jan 2024, 12:47:16 UTC

Ain't technology wonderful.
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Message 2132479 - Posted: 12 Feb 2024, 6:06:49 UTC

Just other reason for me not to shop at Coles.

Coles inks deal with major CIA-linked data intelligence tech firm.

Supermarket giant Coles has signed a major deal with an American data intelligence firm that provides high-level analytical technology to the CIA and the Pentagon.

Experts warn the arrangement with Palantir could lead to job losses and vast cost-cutting, as the company seeks to save $1 billion in operating expenses over the next four years.

More than 10 billion rows of data, including in-depth insights into Coles’ 840 supermarkets, 120,000 employees, 9000 suppliers and $41 billion in revenue, will be ingested into a system called Foundry.

Then, by intricately examining “each store, team member, shift and allocation across all intervals in a day, every day”, Coles can begin to “redefine” how it thinks about its vast workforce, a press release issued in the US last week reveals.

Luke Munn, a research fellow in the field of digital cultures and societies at The University of Queensland, warned the deal should be cause for concern.

Mr Munn believes Palantir’s technology will eventually be “ticking along silently in the background” and “imperceptibly but powerfully shape the lives and livelihoods of Australian supermarket employees and shoppers”.

“By placing Palantir at the heart of its operations, Coles quietly smuggles in several key assumptions – that food is a commodity to be optimised, paying for labour is a risk rather than a responsibility, and data can capture everything of importance,” Mr Munn wrote in analysis for The Conversation.......
As if they havn't been ripping people off for the last few years isn't enough.
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Message 2132480 - Posted: 12 Feb 2024, 6:46:51 UTC - in response to Message 2132479.  

See https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85359&postid=2132456
About 1/2 way down the linked article see the name Milton Freedman. GROK it.
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Message 2132535 - Posted: 13 Feb 2024, 18:32:22 UTC

Jet engine dealer to major airlines discloses 'unauthorized activity'
Pulls part of system offline as Black Basta docs suggest the worst

Willis Lease Finance Corporation has admitted to US regulators that it fell prey to a "cybersecurity incident" after data purportedly stolen from the biz was posted to the Black Basta ransomware group's leak blog.

The form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 9 revealed the NASDAQ-listed company became aware of a potential break-in on January 31, prompting swift efforts to remediate things.

"An investigation into the nature and scope of the incident was launched with the assistance of leading third-party cybersecurity experts and the company took steps to contain, assess, and remediate the activity, including taking certain systems offline," the filing reads.

"The company has not identified any unauthorized activity after February 2, 2024 and, as of the date of this filing, believes it has fully contained the unauthorized activity."
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Message 2133007 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 20:11:09 UTC

Pay TV companies and streaming platforms are coming up with all sorts of lame excuses for not making our free-to-air broadcast streaming here more easily accessible on smart TV's at a senate hearing, but you can tell that all they want to do is to protect their incomes.

Network Ten exec admits difficulty finding her own channel's app, as broadcasters fight for more screen space.

But who needs a smart TV when a laptop connected to a basic TV will easily supply all the free-to-air streaming you want without all the hassle?

That works for me anyway. ;-)
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