Deployed 82nd Airborne unit told to use these encrypted messaging apps on government cell phones
“Unfortunately, those apps are more secure than texting in the clear, which is more or less the alternative. Granted, if a hostile party has access to the handset, that encryption isn’t particularly helpful.”
Well this is properly terrifying. https://apple.news/ApVBkkFHrTgy2jwx2LQ_5MA
Remember, anyone at #36c3 who's having problems with being overwhelemed, you can always dip out and see "Cats" to remind you it can always get much, much weirder.
Turns out opting out of @JFKairport
's new super creepy (and definitely not secure https://npr.org/2019/06/11/731551123/hackers-grabbed-security-camera-images-taken-at-border-crossing-cbp-says?t=1577356232806) face scanning boarding means you board even earlier because the counter doesn't want to deal. (Also, it takes exactly the same amount of time to scan your pass as your face)
First I should get the hashtag right. Which is probably #36c3
Going to try this federated thing through #3c36 this year and see how it goes. Any good accounts to follow around journalism, Ruby or New York City?
Ethereum classic blocks rolled back (51% attack)
Looks like spending vast amounts of electricity still isn't enough to get distributed consensus for an e-currency:
In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.
And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:
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