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Our report showed that technology providers are spying on students—and school districts are unwittingly helping them do it, frequently without the awareness or consent of students and their families. 3/ eff.org/wp/school-issued-devic

First release in 5 years. v.3.2.153 available here - alpha.gnu.org/gnu/parted/

After a bit more feedback/testing from people it will become v3.3

My plan is to do more frequent releases in the future :)

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Users of Ring should consider how their privacy, and the privacy of the neighbors, may be harmed by having a camera on their front door, networked into a massive police surveillance system. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/amaz

Figured out what I broke in . Wrote past the end of the struct by changing things I should have just left alone.
git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/part

Well no parted 3.2.152 today. Found a coredump on i686 at the very last second (thanks to running a scratch build on Fedora). Wish I'd found that sooner.

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Great article on VPN server transparency by Mullvad.

mullvad.net/en/blog/2019/6/3/s

Check out their recent blog post on coreboot, too.

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New novel out! “Terrapin Sky Tango,” aka “Butterfly Stomp Waltz 2”

mwl.io/archives/4432

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If you’re interested in helping out, I pay about $350/year to host infosec.exchange, not including my time. I have about $30/year in donations. You can donate here: liberapay.com/Infosec.exchange

Note: don’t feel bad about not donating. The service will still be here. I am fortunate to be in a position to provide the service. But I get the angry stare from my wife now and then when she asks me about the charges 😂

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We know the bugs are coming. We just don't know when.

Throughout the month of August, every donation to Tor will be earmarked for smashing bugs 👾

This work is critical to keeping Tor strong.

Your donation can help us be prepared for what bugs may come, and in turn, we can better help millions of people around the world stay safe online and keep an entire ecosystem of tools healthy: donate.torproject.org

blog.torproject.org/tors-bug-s #TorBugSmash

Found a use for the old rPi B (and a QRP Labs GPS module). From a system on the same switch:

BEFORE: ^* 193.239.220.29 +3561us[+1682us] +/- 89ms

AFTER: ^* 192.168.101.67 +28us[ +34us] +/- 379us

From the rPi server itself:
#* PPS1 -366ns[ -471ns] +/- 1000ns

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Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob

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"There is no amount of regulation, transparency, or oversight that will fix the dangers inherent in widespread face surveillance. Only a full ban — a federal ban, covering the use of facial recognition by government agencies, in public places, and in public contracts with private entities — can prevent our nightmares from becoming reality." buzzfeednews.com/article/evang
.onion: bfnews3u2ox4m4ty.onion/article

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