If you are using Zoom, stop.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present… THE NETWORKOMICON. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-networknomicon-or-snmp-mastery-michael-w-lucas/1136684485
Today's episode of 'I knew that but...' is the find tool. Full of a plethora of options and obnoxious behavior. Including not following symlinks, even on the cmdline.
Which means my photo backup tool (https://github.com/bcl/copy2s3) stopped working when I moved the giant piles of photos elsewhere and symlinked to them. In January :/
The fix is simple, add `-H` to the cmdline so it will follow the one on the cmdline, but not in any of the directories it enters below that.
As the COVID-19 outbreak forces most companies to collaborate remotely, more people are turning to tools like Zoom. If you’re using Zoom, you may want to be aware of these concerning privacy practices. https://protonmail.com/blog/zoom-privacy-issues/?utm_campaign=ww-en-2a-mail-coms_com-pm_blog_post&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=link&utm_content=zoom_&utm_term=tw_post_1
Tor 0.4.2.7, the third stable release in the 0.4.2.x series, backports numerous fixes from later releases, including a fix for TROVE-2020-002, a major denial-of-service vulnerability that affected all released Tor instances since 0.2.1.5-alpha. https://blog.torproject.org/new-releases-03510-0419-0427
Also a few weeks ago I started "The Missing Semester of Your CS Education," a free course published by MIT. It's meant to teach "proficiency with [computer science] tools" and I've learned some new things about the shell. 100% recommend. It includes videos and text https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
No Starch Press Humble Bundle, coding starter kit.
Chelsea Manning has been released, but she was fined $1,000 for each day she refused to testify.
Those fines now total approximately $256,000, and she's been ordered to pay them.
With all the talk of hand washing and avoiding face touching, this is a great illustration of how easily something like a cold can spread, thanks to an old Mythbusters episode.
I know we all heard of the Seti@home shutdown last week, but there is a new viable project. Folding@Home has been around for nearly as long as SETI@Home, but they have turned their efforts toward speeding up research toward treatments to battle COVID-19.
If you have spare cycles, I would ask you to consider spending them here.
If Congress gives the Attorney General the power to tell tech companies what to do, then he and future AGs will use that power to advance their agendas. https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-proposal
Google could have fixed 2FA code-stealing flaw in Authenticator app years ago
If passed, this bill could fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement: the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-new-path-doj-finally-break-encryption
We're saddened by the passing of celebrated #HiddenFigures mathematician Katherine Johnson. Today, we celebrate her 101 years of life and honor her legacy of excellence that broke down racial and social barriers: https://www.nasa.gov/katherinejohnson?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=82950859
Secret details—hidden costs, loan servicing fees, and inducements to insiders—about financing the $1.1 billion sale of the .ORG domain registry should be made public.
EFF and AFR are calling on ICANN and Ethos Capital to do so.
We are one of over 800 nonprofit organizations that oppose this deal. https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-seeks-disclosure-secret-financing-details-behind-11-billion-org-sale-asks-ftc
That time the US Secret Service mistook a cyberpunk RPG for a hacker's handbook