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Baltimore, MD
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Heard from someone who will need a security clearance for their first job out of college that they’re afraid to install Signal bc they heard it might seem like they’re a criminal. Repeat after me: a desire to have a private conversation is not an intent to commit a crime.
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It's simple: privacy is a human right. We're fighting to ensure everyone can exercise that right. Join us before the end of the year with a donation, and your gift will be matched, 1:1. donate.torproject.org
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“When a target user opens the HTML in their web browser, the browser decodes the malicious script, which, assembles the payload on the host device. Instead of having a malicious executable pass directly through a network, the attacker builds the malware locally behind a firewall”
There has been a spike in email campaigns using HTML smuggling to deploy banking Trojans, RATs, and ransomware. Attackers use this technique to build malware on a device via the browser instead of passing payloads directly through the network. Details: msft.it/6010kXevK
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Facebook has announced they will be deleting over a billion face recognition templates as they shut down their entire face recognition system. This is great news for Facebook users, and for the global movement pushing back on this technology. nytimes.com/2021/11/02/techn…
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⚠️Coastal flooding and rain expected⚠️ A mix of wind/rain will bring coastal flooding along the shore. Properties along the bay could see 2-3 ft of coastal flooding. This coastal flooding is projected to be higher than typically seen. Here's a #PrepThread: #BCoCoastFlood
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Dustin Sparks retweeted
Anyone else tired of seeing people fight everywhere you look? The news, social media, video comments, check out registers, road rage, etc? We can still respect each other without agreeing with each other. Let's hang on to what little humanity is left, ok?
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Anybody else shipping or receiving packages and noticing that Linthicum Heights, MD is a #USPS "black hole" depot where packages get stuck in "Running late but still in transit" for DAYS?
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The NYPD has a formerly secret surveillance slush fund which was uncovered by community groups, including @STOPspying, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance. wired.com/story/nypd-secret-…
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Did anybody else get the boot for their #M365 subscriptions and have their payment fail when MS killed their #DFS enrollment (without notifying their existing customers)? microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/…
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Secretive private equity investors shouldn't have the power to censor websites by suspending their domains. With Ethos Capital taking control of Donuts, ICANN should demand contract changes to prevent censorship. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/et…
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The White House is considering whether to lift intellectual property protections on Covid-19 vaccines, sources say, which would allow other countries to replicate existing vaccines. @kaylatausche reports. cnb.cx/2P2KzLf
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Take a stand against @Spotify's recent speech-recognition patent that claims to detect “emotional state, gender, age, or accent” to recommend music. Music services shouldn't be using covert surveillance in their products. accessnow.org/spotify-tech-e…
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A switch has silently been flipped in millions of instances of Google Chrome: those browsers will begin sorting their users into groups based on behavior, then sharing group labels with third-party trackers and advertisers around the web. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/go…
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Without revealing your age, what’s the first video game you remember playing? Apple Panic for the TRS-80 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_…
Without revealing your age, what’s the first video game you remember playing? I played hardware-based pong. But Night Driver was my first cartridge game. piped.kavin.rocks/AH7iMzEHOxg
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Yes, I had hair. No, I don't know what happened to it.