Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:
The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.
Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:
You can find more book-related alternatives here:
(via @yogthos )
@rysiek PS. They’re far worse than Microsoft… they’re not just evil but also competent.
'Are WE prepared for such event?'
I haven't heard this question once regarding the Norsk Hydro 'cyber-attack'.
It is astounding how people still think that those things can not happen to them even if a way bigger company got hit by it.
I think I have to accept such behavior (which isn't that easy tbh)
Firefox admits they will eventually be sending all of your DNS to Cloudflare. Cloudflare will monetize your internet browsing, no matter how much their PR people say they are.
If you want to disable that, go to "about:config", and set "network.trr.mode" to 5.
The values are: 0 - default off, 1 - race, 2 TRR first, 3 TRR only, 4 shadow, 5 off by choice
Let me start with the functions I would miss:
my current smartphone has an amazing camera. It is really comfortable to make a photo and send it quickly to someone in a great quality.
- 'time killer':
Have to wait somewhere? Phone out. You are bored? Phone out. What have we be doing in this time pre-smartphone?
Looking for a address, gas station, restaurant, hotel? Nothing easier than that.
Just to list a couple.
Next the pros
The more I learn about about infosec and OSINT techniques, the more I see my smartphone as a bug and tracking device.
I tend to ditch my smartphone and buy an old clumsy mobile phone and mp3 player instead.
Alternative: remove the intern mic, cameras and as many sensors as possible of a smartphone and use this one.
I bet I will be called 'hipster' at some point.
Next: Pro/ Cons
Small thread 1/x
CopperheadOS just released a new version. At this point I can't recommend it. The reddit is a unmoderated mess and the core team seems to have left the company. The current state is unknown and therefore not secure.
The core team has started a new project (with the old codebase) called "Android Hardening". The development is slow due limited resources, BUT it has potential.
There are currently 2 really interesting Humblebundles active.
Humble Book Bundle: Coder's Bookshelf by No Starch Press
Humble Book Bundle: Web Programming by O'Reilly
Jolla: Sailfish OS 3.0.2 "Oulanka" update!
The premium mobile Linux OS creators keeps going forward and progressing.
"Oulanka" brings improved power management, new switch for silencing ringtones via the top menu, better WiFi / Bluetooth management and a plethora of fixes etc.
+the Sailfish X Beta is now available for the Sony Xperia XA2.
Got some updates (first hand):
- Some plants are closed due the unavailability of the SAP systems.
- invoices haven't been paid since
- some plant workers (logistic and such) are only reachable via mobile phone as they work from home (they try their best tho)
(at least 3 plants I have had contact with. Not representative, but interesting anyway)
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