Learn to hack, through guided capture-the-flag challenges:
"Georgia Tech’s 'Toddler’s Bottle' exercises are very close to the ideal of a well-motivated exploitation [capture the flag] exercise – they are short, distilled and to the point. To complement them, we’ve authored ... a sequence of guided solutions and lecture notes that walk the reader through the challenges, provide context and perspective...."
#hacking #ctf #capturetheflag #learning
Here's a huge collection of free PC games made available temporarily, to keep, for anyone staying home.
#PC #gaming #free
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.
TikTok Told Moderators: Suppress Posts by the “Ugly” and Poor
"The makers of #TikTok ... instructed moderators to suppress posts created by users deemed too ugly, poor, or disabled for the platform, according to internal documents.... These same documents show moderators were also told to censor political speech in TikTok livestreams, punishing those who harmed “national honor” or broadcast streams about “state organs such as police” with bans from the platform."
RSF unveils 20/2020 list of press freedom’s digital predators
In taxing times, read.
A British study found that:
"Regular readers for pleasure reported fewer feelings of stress and depression than non-readers, and stronger feelings of relaxation from reading than from watching television, engaging with social media, or reading other leisure material"
Unexpected by GudHz #art
@astranoir Welcome back!
I was asked to set up a Samsung Smart TV today and I'm stunned. Does anyone read their terms? They **require** you to sign/accept a contract with Samsung that allows them to monetize your data if you want to use any online feature of the TV. (Yes, that's kind of the good news, they don't require it when you just want to watch regular TV)
How do those things even sell? Why does anyone agree to this garbage? Is literally no one reading this stuff? Does no one care?
We talk a lot about organizations that sell our personally identifiable #data, but we should consider discussing those that purchase our information...
- Specifically, who are they?
- What can be done to productively pressure them to stop?
Purposely not asking “what do they use it for?” because it legitimizes their actions.
Cloud Capitol by Mike Winkelmann #art
Respected security expert Bruce Schneier advocates for careful regulation of facial recognition, not an outright ban.
"Focusing on one particular identification method misconstrues the nature of the surveillance society we’re in the process of building." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/opinion/facial-recognition-ban-privacy.html
Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses
"In just the last three months, Signal has added support for iPad, ephemeral images and video designed to disappear after a single viewing, downloadable customizable "stickers," and emoji reactions. More significantly, it announced plans to roll out a new system for group messaging, and an experimental method for storing encrypted contacts in the cloud."
The PC game "Kingdom Come: Deliverance" is being given away today, through February 20th.
"Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents' death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices."