Setup up your own Jitsi Meet server in less than 15 minutes

Jitsi Meet is an open source video conferencing solution which allows users to setup and share video conferences from a single web page with no apps or downloads necessary.

Bruce Schneier weighs-in on the Zoom crypto and privacy flaws.

"I'm sure lots more of these bad security decisions, sloppy coding mistakes, and random software vulnerabilities are coming."

"We find that Zoom has “rolled their own” encryption scheme, which has significant weaknesses. In addition, we identify potential areas of concern in Zoom’s infrastructure, including observing the transmission of meeting encryption keys through China."

Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings - The Citizen Lab

Pandemic Virus Outbreak? Fine.

Months-Long Quarantine at Home? Fine.

But *THIS* is unacceptable:

As mentioned by @maxeddy

So Wait, How Encrypted Are Zoom Meetings Really?

The service's mixed messages have frustrated cryptographers, as the US government and other sensitive organizations increasingly depend on it.

How an anti ad-blocker works: Reverse-engineering BlockAdBlock

How I reversed an ad-blocker blocker and learned some history about ad-blocking.

By-the-way, I just want to say that I personally have no problem with Zoom as a service. I am just concerned that many people are gravitating to a service that keeps popping up in my new feeds as having some rather significant issues. In this day and age, it is important that we share relevant security-related information and stay informed.

We're sorry, Zoom is becoming a bit of a punching bag - but, like Facebook, they choose their own business practices and we all can disagree with those questionable choices. So do SpaceX and NASA... They have banned the use of Zoom.

And here's some speaky about viruses as machines because they are. Fight me.

#Eclipse just released a fully open source alternative to #VSCode called #Theia :thonking:

Because it can run in a browser, you could have a single dev environment on any computer and it would work exactly as if you were using it on desktop. I might have to set this up :tinking:

@gnome and KDE deepen their commitment to work together and unveil KNOME, a new desktop that brings users the best of both worlds:

Oh hohoho..this is some seriously ironic stuff. The country with probably the largest cyber- espionage capability in the world claims TCP/IP is so broken and insecure that they need to fork the Internet and start their own.

NATO Report Warns of New Authoritarian Chinese Splinternet

China’s plans to replace TCP/IP being pushed through at ITU level

Really? Another Zoom problem pops up in my news feed? WTF.

New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices

As the videoconferencing platform’s popularity has surged, Zoom has scrambled to address a series of data privacy and security problems.

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