School surveillance technology is often implemented without any notification or input from parents. It's unclear where and how students are tracked, with little to no information given to parents on the depth of the privacy invasion. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/dec/02/school-surveillance-us-schools-safety-shootings
I really like how easy it is to use vm-bhyve #freebsd
Managed to get #freebsd installed w/GeForce 9500 and only a little pain (had to install a couple xf86-input- packages manually to get the keyboard and mouse to work.
Some cool collaboration/sync/privacy research by Kleppmann et al at Ink & Switch: https://www.inkandswitch.com/local-first.html . Nextcloud should have got at least an honorable mention ( https://nextcloud.com/ ).
Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs) sound cool.
Many interesting links in there, including the library of congress recommended formats: https://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/TOC.html
I recently wrote a blog post explaining how I set up Mullvad VPN in Qubes, using NetworkManager in the systrem tray, having it automatically connect, and using the Qubes firewall to prevent leaks. Check it out https://micahflee.com/2019/11/using-mullvad-in-qubes/
You can’t patent an abstract idea. Let’s keep it that way. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/11/alice-doesnt-block-good-patents-it-protects-public-requiring-real-invention
hey fedizens (and especially niusers)! i built something!
it's a tool that can open a mastodon export archive and show you all of your toots and favorites (if they're available). it's still not perfect and needs substantial improvements, but i decided to publish it now, as niusers were asking questions about how to view export.
also i'll post updates at @meowViewer (report bugs there if you encounter them!). please boost!
Up until now, the government has had unfettered access to search travelers’ electronic devices when they enter the U.S.
Going forward, the judge said, searches must require reasonable suspicion—a much higher standard—that the devices contain contraband.