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Here's a privacy feature you can set up with ProtonMail and iOS 13. 👍

1. Tap Shortcuts > Automation > Create Personal Automation
2. Select Arrive > Choose "USA" for Location
3. Tap Add Action > Select the ProtonMail app > Tap Wipe Local Data

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I review services for PCMag, and that means I had a lot of work to do the last few days with the NordVPN and TorGuard breaches. The upshot? I'm lowering NordVPN's score.

pcmag.com/commentary/371471/no

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You may have had a few extra Teams connecting to your TeamViewer. 👯‍♂️👯‍♂️

FireEye: "APT41 compromised company behind TeamViewer - which enabled them to access *any* system with TeamViewer installed" • InfoTech News

meterpreter.org/fireeye-apt41-

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Share your digital life in better ways starter pack:
#mastodon (Twitter), #pixelfed (Instagram) and #signal (whatsapp) #justsayin #ActivityPub #fediverse #security

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We're giving away 10 of our unpopulated SAO badge boards and lanyards this week.

Donate $20 or more now through Friday 13:00 UTC (9am ET), and you will be entered to win.
donate.torproject.org

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Get 40% off of all ebooks at @nostarch with coupon code DRMFREE40 - nostarch.com - for Day Against DRM.

Also: DRM is stupid.

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China announced a new rule which requires residents to pass a facial recognition test in order to apply for an internet connection via smartphone or computer.
theepochtimes.com/beijing-laun

Here's a shiny new v3.3 for your partitioning pleasure.
savannah.gnu.org/forum/forum.p

(It's actually not that shiny, I hope you've been patching since the last release of 3.2 back in 2014)

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Two words I never thought I'd put together are "Beaks" and "Christmas."

Want a Beaks Christmas tale? This is how you get "Sister Silence Night." It's got Christmas trees. And presents. And maybe, *maybe* a splash of blood.

kickstarter.com/projects/40364

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I need to do a blog post, but as ALL the best people on the Internet are on the Fediverse:

Last January, I sold a story to the Pulphouse anthology "Snot-Nosed Aliens." At #Penguicon 2019, I read it. Aloud. Before a live studio audience and everything! :flan_announcer:

The anthology is out, so... here it is.

youtu.be/Ao2d0Aqlptc

If you've never tried my fiction, it won't get any easier than this.

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Apparently, Let's Encrypt changed their CDN provider from Akamai to Cloudflare in order to be able to terminate TLS sessions in their own infrastructure. This seems to have exposed a couple of client errors with case handling in HTTP requests and -headers that were previously hidden by CDN magic, see issues attached to community.letsencrypt.org/t/ne
Old versions of Dehydrated and acme.sh seem to be affected, in particular (and cPanel).

#letsencrypt

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not rid of RMS yet 

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Chinese subway stations now let you pay for tickets by scanning your face

Facial recognition technology is used across China for everything from identifying criminals to measuring students’ attention in class. Now, it has debuted a system in its subway that lets you use your face as a ticket. A report from South China Morning Post suggests the subway system in the southern city of Shenzhen has started using facial recognition …

thenextweb.com/world/2019/09/2

How do you check for updates (eg. a new patch level) or upgrades from the cmdline? freebsd-updates doesn't seem to have any kind of 'list available versions' option.

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SecureDrop 1.0.0 is out and includes support for v3 onion services plus significant updates to SecureDrop’s web-based Source Interface and Journalist/Admin Interface.
securedrop.org/news/securedrop
.onion: secrdrop5wyphb5x.onion/news/se

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The fight for diversity, equality and inclusion is the fight for software freedom. Our movement will only be successful if it includes everyone. RMS does not speak for these values.
sfconservancy.org/news/2019/se

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