"Codecov said in a statement hackers began tampering with its software - which is used across the tech industry to help test code for mistakes and vulnerabilities"

reuters.com/technology/us-inve

RT from ɳeaƌЯeporʈ (@NeadReport)

I'm making Vivaldi my default browser and Duck Duck Go as my default search engine because Google FLoC is flucked. theverge.com/2021/4/16/2238749

Online tracking is a digital malignancy that can only be treated by shining some sunlight on the blight. 🌞

vivaldi.com/blog/no-google-viv

~Open Source Security Tool of the Day~

urlhaus-filter

A blocklist of malicious websites that are being used for malware distribution, based on the **Database dump (CSV)** of Abuse.ch. Blocklist is updated twice a day.

gitlab.com/curben/urlhaus-filt

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`dnspeep` lets you spy on the DNS queries your computer is making.
It uses `libpcap` to capture packets on port 53, and then matches up DNS request and response packets so that it can show the request and response together on the same line.

github.com/jvns/dnspeep

Alex has produced a fantastic compilation of what works and what doesn't for gaming groups. There is much wisdom here.

alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2021-04-

When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".

It's okay to say that it's "free software".

It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.

It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".

Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.

Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.

"The Brave browser is a fork of Chromium with a built-in adblocker and some other neat privacy-friendly features. From a quick glance, it looks amazing, right? Chrome but pro-privacy! Sadly, you'd be wrong. Brave's history is full of controversies, many of which are deal-breakers for people."

aspenuwu.me/blog/dont-use-brav

~Open Source Security Tool of the Day~

The nzyme project uses WiFi adapters in monitor mode to scan the frequencies for suspicious behavior, specifically rogue access points and known WiFi attack platforms. Each recorded wireless frame is parsed and optionally sent to a [Graylog](graylog.org/) log management system for long-term storage that allows you to perform forensics and incident response.

github.com/lennartkoopmann/nzy

An interesting article about the early days of computer gaming.

1982: The Hobbit

Veronika Megler just wanted a part-time job while she finished her college degree. She didn't realize it would end with her writing one of the first computer game blockbusters.

if50.substack.com/p/1982-the-h

I am looking to simplify my digital life this year. Here are some good ideas for a minimalist digital existence.

How to Declutter Your Digital Life & Reclaim Your Attention

blog.doist.com/digital-declutt

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