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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

Manipulating faults through adjusting the processor voltage. Dude. I'm not sure how you design a processor that isn't susceptible to that type of attack.

It seems for secure computing we need to start applying the "onion" concept to hardware, ensuring that features are carried out on physically separate chips. —

Boomers: "Millennials are killing the Golf Courses!"


Quick reminder. Add an avatar, and introduce yourselves.

We like to know our community.

@bzdata applying the “Uber” model to social media infrastructure. Right now, they own the taxi fleet (the servers, storage, bandwidth), which no doubt costs them hundreds of millions of dollars/year. They see a way to outsource the ownership and maintenance of the infrastructure through federation, while retaining the ability to monetize traffic on the service.

twitter will embrace decentralization just like they did with 3rd party developers.

hackernews nerds don't know the difference between distributed, decentralized, and federated. so here's an oversimplification:

distributed: when separate systems coördinate. placement of authority is a differentiating factor of their design.

decentralized: distributed system that can elect to defer or migrate central authority. mutable actions may be negotiated.

federated: distributed system that has nomadic and often competitive authorities. actors negotiate their own activity at any point.

Jack Dorsey followed Mastodon on Twitter a month ago so it's not like he doesn't know Mastodon exists, take from that what you will

Also I was outside and I've just come in and I have had no time to process what the fuck is going on with the Twitter thing

Oh dear God.

Oh dear GOD. It’s going to involve blockchain. So you’re going to pull two gigabytes to see your timeline on mobile devices instead of using something sensible and friendly to people.

Why won’t this blockchain trend die off?! (

iOS and iPadOS 13.3 (or newer) natively support FIDO-compliant security keys:

– The Safari web browser supports FIDO2/WebAuthn security keys over Lightning, USB or NFC.
– Security key-based biometrics or PIN (without the use of username and password) are not supported yet.

#ios #ipados #apple #fido #fido2 #webauthn #security #infosec #cybersecurity

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