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"Since January 2020, a threat actor has been inserting thousands of malicious servers into the Tor network to identify traffic heading to cryptocurrency mixing websites and perform an SSL stripping attack, which is when traffic is downgraded from an encrypted HTTPS connection to plaintext HTTP. …


“the Four R’s of Responsibility:” “remove, raise, reduce, reward.”…


Until Linux runs properly, and has a healthy app ecosystem for smartphones, Replicant is our choice.


VR & Biometric data

"Through the lens of advanced data analytics, gaze patterns can reveal much more information than a user wishes and expects to give away. (…) eye tracking data may implicitly contain information about a user’s biometric identity, gender, age, ethnicity, body weight, personality traits, drug consumpt…






Furthermore, I’d further argue that it’s not so much about profits, but rather the naive who buy their products.




Evidently! Immediately posted about it and opened an issue.


Submissiveness is way more annoying. Far easier to get pardon than authorization. You may downvote me now.


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Once upon a time one of my Lemmy posts used the word “smartwatch”. Couldn’t post it. Repeatedly gave me the error “slur filter - twat”. Political correctness is fascism disguised as manners. - George Carlin



Corporate free software

So they made Android mostly free software. The thing is that at some point they ended up having the biggest market share with operating systems connected to the Internet…

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Operation Trust
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Hawthorne Effect
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Sorry, just kidding

Having a 100% secure system (nobody can break-in), but no privacy/anonymity, is like: “Hey man, I protect you. You can trust me!”, says the man with an MP and 1500 bullets…

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Corporate sellout lost me with “You know what real money is? Money you can use to pay your taxes.”





Nice to see you too! Keep up with the amazing quality!




“What is a ‘Harpia’ node? A Harpia node is a Locha Mesh standalone node which can provide services on the network such as an Internet gateway, Bitcoin transactions broadcast, latest blocks data, Electrum Server, a remote monerod, or any other. This device can have a larger antenna plugged, a power amplifier, or even a satellite dish, extending the transmission range in several kilometers.” - https://github.com/btcven/locha/blob/master/documentation/en/faqs.md#what-is-a-harpia-node




Our smartphones come with conversations. It’s by far the best choice in our opinion.



https://youtu.be/G9n8Xp8DWf8

Political correctness is fascism disguised as manners. - George Carlin



IMF directly pushes for social media and google search credit score. “(…) Platforms like Amazon, Facebook or Alibaba incorporate more and more financial services into their ecosystems, enabling the rise of new specialized providers that compete with banks in payments, asset management, and financial information provision.” - https://blogs.imf.org/2020/12/17/what-is-really-new-in-fintech/

"“Banks tend to cushion credit terms for their long-term customers during downturns,” the paper’s authors write. This is because they have a history and relationship with the customer. Now, imagine the kind of intimate history that Facebook could have with a borrower and suddenly its digital cash initiative starts to make more sense.

But how would all this data be incorporated into credit ratings? Machine learning, of course." - https://gizmodo.com/your-credit-score-should-be-based-on-your-web-history-1845912592


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