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New documents show ICE accessed data from automated license plate readers at Orange County shopping malls, despite companies' public denials last summer. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/heres-why-you-cant-trust-what-cops-and-companies-claim-about-automated-license
New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist
A scandal implicating Sweden’s oldest bank widened dramatically on Friday, with revelations that the suspicious flows that the institution handled--transactions with potential connections to alleged Danske Bank money laundering--amounted to $10.2 billion, and not $5.8 billion, as earlier reported.
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<< Calls to foreground the voices and perspectives of our Muslim community in the days following the Christchurch attacks have been heeded by many newsrooms, but are all too soon drowned out again by the sheer number of headlines. Here we’ve highlighted a number of voices in Muslim and minority communities in the wake of the white supremacist terror attack on two Christchurch mosques.>>
Well it sure looks like Elsevier just leaked a whole bunch of passwords. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbw8b9/elsevier-user-passwords-exposed-online?utm_source=mbtwitter
I admit I was the kind of person who might cheat at Monopoly. But in all practicality, if you land on developed Boardwalk 2x, that $2 rent from Mediterranean Av can only cover you so far, regardless of how creative your deals get.
I gave up that captililistic game and moved to chess where at least the pawn had a chance of capturing a king.
These days Sudoku is more relaxing because I don't have to count over 9.
I might move to checkers next.
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Westpac Bank NZ has halted all advertising on social media networks, including Facebook.
Asked #Reddit: If you could design any website, app, or any other digital tech, and have a team build it, what would it do and how would it work?
Would be great to have some more answers here. I'm trying to get across the idea that users don't have to be passive consumers of digital tech, but can play an active role in envisioning its development.
If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:
Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)
Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.
lock adjacent Show more
What is a lock? A selector. The most efficient selector is one which selects by perception. Who sees, may pass.
The best lock is an open door unnoticed by those who do not seek it. Any path not universally available or perceived, is a lock.
A technological lock will always benefit the technophile. A material one, the materialist. A cultural one, the acculturated.
There is a symbol of an open lock beneath these words. These words are locked. Not by what is possible - anyone may access them. But by what is - they are words, on a computer, in an obscure corner of the net. Only readers, technologists, seekers of the obscure, have any probability of coming near them.
Who has the right to... their history? their privacy? the sum of human knowledge? the assistance of others?
Every barrier is a lock. Someone is being locked out. We praise technology when it allows access that prior barriers prevented; but do we praise technology when it creates new barriers that we don't see because we're on the 'right' (technophile) side? There is no right side.
postfix / dovcot / letsencrypt question Show more
Any mail self-hosters out here want to help me out for a second?
I've got the jist of a mail setup working but I think I made the letsencrypt certificates incorrectly... There are three domains under my control. What is the correct way to construct letsencrypt wildcard certificate(s) for these?
Do I build one certificate with all the associated names, or a separate cert for each domain? I can see configuration mechanisms for either of these, in theory, in dovecot / postfix, but whether they work in practice... so far not so good.
computing meta / magic / angry Show more
We already know exactly what's wrong with having devices like these. Not from scifi, but from fairy tales. With general computing embedded in everyday objects we have made /exactly/ the old 'magic' of tales, wherein your mirror can be a means of speaking with others, or give you false complements, or spy without your permission... Those cautionary tales are available to us and we're collectively doing a piss poor job of using them to scare the wits out of people so they'd realize how horribly dangerous it is. Grasping for new metaphors is a waste of time. The old ones were right on the mark.
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Generalistic and moderated instance.