The EARN IT Act would give the government broad powers to interfere with online platforms’ editorial activities and turn them into government actors. The Constitution prohibits both. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-act-violates-constitution
Ooh look! Tomes of knowledge! From @mwlucas
Zoom's encryption has some major flaws, is "not suited for secrets", and Zoom has servers in China generating meeting encryption keys for users in other countries, Citizen Lab researchers discover https://theintercept.com/2020/04/03/zooms-encryption-is-not-suited-for-secrets-and-has-surprising-links-to-china-researchers-discover/ (by me)
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.