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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

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My two (enormous) stories about how companies turn you and your data into cash, and how to stop them, are both out today! You can read them for free!

Happy that I was able to work in shout-outs to and @pixelfed

pcmag.com/article/364152/how-c

pcmag.com/article/364153/onlin

Throwback to that time my mom unironically wanted me to put a RAT that also logs all inbound and outbound network and cell traffic on my sister's phone and her husband's phone but I refused because of basic sysadmin ethics and she lost her shit

Basic sysadmin ethics: encrypt your shit, encrypt your customer's shit, don't even fucking think about looking at anyone's data you're responsible for

stalkerware, abuse 

What be a pirate's favorite letter? 

According to this, there are ~3.5 million fediverse accounts, which I assume are owned by about 2000 different people that can’t decide which instance to pick.

It’s been an interesting past few days professionally. Looking to start brushing off the dust on my resume. Let me know if you know of any product roles in the infosec/cyber space, fed fam!

Attackers are spreading fake versions of Proton #Android apps to gain access to people’s devices. Learn how to protect your device from fake Proton apps:
protonvpn.com/blog/how-to-prot

I love ancient consumer technology and I was shocked to discover that Apple once sold not one but THREE digital cameras.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Qu

Searching our CMS for "How dangerous" really is a slice of what people were freaked out about for the last dozen years.

Handy tool: dnstwist - generates a list of typo-squatting variations of your domain and checks to see if they are registered. Has some additional functionality to check mail servers and page hashes to identify phishing opportunities:

github.com/elceef/dnstwist

According to the-federation.info the #fediverse has crossed 3 million registered users (and this is excluding Gab)

Grace is very caring and likes to show kindness to even the littlest piggies (from Farm Animal Refuge) redd.it/d5w50g

Reading Richard Dawkins "the God Delusion," burping after every paragraph. [ASMR, 19 hours 12 minutes]

"How Stupefyingly Naive Must You Have Been To Possibly Believe This Could Have Been Butter"

over a thousand students pledge to not work for Palantir because of ICE contracts... but I mean, don't work for them regardless! notechforice.com/20190916-2/

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