@mmu_man Yup, and for the DRM binary the Debian package maintainers have intentionally decided not to fix it: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=837091
The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:
There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.
If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
@strypey The prerequisite for private firms to be especially efficient is a competitive market. Most cases where privatizing a public service is proposed are not especially susceptible to competition - no town is going to have competitive tap water services. Anyone trying to privatize services like that isn't an actual classical liberal - they just want to steal your money and degrade your utility service in the process.
"Market" rhetoric without actual competition is just corruption.
@cwebber Overloading non-security properties of a system with security properties tends to break both the security and other elements of the system. Look at how much trouble Java has had with inter-module sandboxing, and consider the fact that they still don't have proper tailcalls because they added security behavior to stack frames.
@Gargron After seeing this post, I don't even see an obvious way in the UI to quickly figure out what version I'm on.
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25120/securing-the-vote-protecting-american-democracy National Academy of Science report on how to secure US voting processes.
lol. Will democrats actually try to fix vote counting in the US now, or will they keep saying that anyone who suggests that there are problems is trying to "undermine trust in the democratic process"?
@benjancewicz Keep in mind that there are some complications with ranked voting systems , and that people have put the effort in to design systems that are really good .
@kaniini Are your pen and paper hand-counted or optical scan? Optical scan machines are the absolute best hacking target, since most people don't even know they *should* be watching them for shenanigans.
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It's obviously more important to be able to boast about voting on social media than it is to have a voting system that's secure against significant, well known attacks.
ferrus.net is one server in the network