Been a minute since I've logged in here... gotta learn my way around again! ๐Ÿ˜„

@marczak ...or flee to Canada to avoid it like I did! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ

(Just kidding, Iโ€™m actually here for Virus Bulletin.) Iโ€™ve been a stay-at-home dad for a number of years myself, so I know what you mean on the pet peeve. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had a bigger one, though. We had boy-girl twins, and they most definitely did not look alike. Yet I frequently had people ask, โ€œAre they identical?โ€ ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro's apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort's daughter wants Twitter to remove a link.

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Some of the most popular iOS App Store apps are selling your location data onto other businesses

@retc3 If they were compromised, itโ€™s an inside job! ๐Ÿ˜„

@retc3 One needs to take great care when accusing a large company of collecting inappropriate data from their users. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In all the talk yesterday about Mac App Store apps exfiltrating data they shouldnโ€™t have, nobody seemed to notice the connection to Trend Micro... and their apps are still up, after Adware Doctor was removed. ๐Ÿ˜’

@WPalant @graffen @lightone Scary... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Of course, the fact that Keybase is the keeper of your private key (or was, at least, when I was looking into it last) means that it can never be truly unbreakable end-to-end encryption. One breach and all your data could become public.

@aussierockman This is not about phones listening... itโ€™s about specific apps being given mic access and listening. Just donโ€™t give mic access to apps like Facebook. (Or even better, donโ€™t use Facebook. ๐Ÿ˜„)

@gcluley Itโ€™s highly amusing that Epic took Google to task over endangering usersโ€™ security... ๐Ÿ˜„

Thanks all who responded to my question yesterday... sounds like Tootdon is the consensus, but I'll keep Tootle in mind as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anybody have a recommendation for an iOS app for Mastodon?

@jerry Thanks! This is both similar to and very different from Twitter. (I'm stating the obvious... ๐Ÿ˜†)

Any idea how many folks are on here?

No idea if this will become a thing, and I have no idea what I'm doing with this, but I'm planting a flag on my username. ๐Ÿ˜„

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