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Multiple Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Tracker Vulnerabilities
While examining the functionality of three vendors' device tracker products, a number of issues surfaced that leak personally identifying geolocation data to unauthorized third parties. Attackers can leverage these vulnerabilities to locate individual users' devices, and in some cases, alter geolocation data for those devices. The table below briefly summarizes the twelve vulnerabilities identified across three products.
bluetooth  privacy  vulnerability 
18 hours ago
CSU-Chef Horst Seehofer: Politiker ohne Verantwortung | FR.de
Horst Seehofer hat bei seinem Feldzug gegen Angela Merkel dem Ansehen von Parteien, Politikern und dem Staat geschadet wie kaum ein Minister vor ihm. Eine Analyse von FR-Chefredakteur Arnd Festerling.
politik 
yesterday
Jemens Reichtum als Kriegsgrund? Zweiter Versuch | Telepolis
Fragen wir uns noch einmal: Was steckt hinter dem Saudi/Emirati/US/GB-Krieg gegen den Jemen wirklich? [...] Trotzdem: Die an meinem Artikel vorgebrachte Kritik ist zum Teil berechtigt. Durch die zahlreichen Reaktionen hoffentlich etwas gewiefter geworden, stelle ich in diesem neuen Beitrag mein Untersuchungsmikroskop nunmehr entsprechend schärfer ein. Wohl wissend, dass allein schon auf diese Ankündigung hin viele Leser abschalten werden. Doch für die schreibe ich eh nicht.
politik 
yesterday
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Follower Count is Meaningless - Slashdot
In a fireside chat in New Delhi, India, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Monday the "follower count" metric on the social platform is meaningless. Talking in front of a live audience, the Twitter co-founder said it was probably unwise to include and emphasize on the follower count on his social network, a move he said the company did not realize while implementing it back in the day. "Back then, we were not really thinking about all the dynamics that could ensue afterwards," he said.
social-media  twitter 
2 days ago
Exosomes 'swarm' to protect against bacteria inhaled through the nose
Bacteria are present in just about every breath of air we take in. How the airway protects itself from infection from these bacteria has largely remained a mystery—until now. When bacteria are inhaled, exosomes, or tiny fluid-filled sacs, are immediately secreted from cells which directly attack the bacteria and also shuttle protective antimicrobial proteins from the front of the nose to the back along the airway, protecting other cells against the bacteria before it gets too far into the body.
gesundheit  health 
2 days ago
CSS Border-Radius Can Do That? – 9elements – Medium
How to create very cool effects with a rarely used feature. TL/DR: When you use eight values specifying border-radius in CSS, you can create organic looking shapes. WOW. No time to read it all ? — we made a visual tool for you.
css  webdesign 
2 days ago
Google’s stealthy sign-in sentry can pick up pilfered passwords – Naked Security
The second, apparently timed to coincide with 31 October, was that Google is yet again modifying the background security checks it performs during accounts sign-in as well as modifying its recovery process in the event of unauthorised access. There’s also important news if you’re a hold-out against enabling JavaScript. -==- The main tweak is that Google is upping its detection of people pretending to be you. If you’re unwittingly tricked into handing over your Google username and password in a phishing attack, all isn’t lost. Google thinks it can distinguish a sign-in by the phishing attacker from a sign-in by you.
google  security 
8 days ago
Flaws in Popular SSD Drives Bypass Hardware Disk Encryption
The researchers tested these methods against well known and popular SSD drives such as the Crucial MX100, Crucial MX200, Crucial MX300, Samsung 840 EVO, Samsung 850 EVO, Samsung T3 Portable, and Samsung T5 Portable and were able to illustrate methods to access the encrypted drive's data.
encryption  hardware  SSD  vulnerability 
9 days ago
Serdar Somuncu | Aktuell - Oliver Polak - eine Analyse
In den letzten Tagen geistert eine Debatte durch die Medien, in der es mal wieder um die Frage geht ab wann etwas beginnt Antisemitismus zu sein und bis wann es nur ein harmloser Witz ist. Opfer dieser absurden Debatte wurde diesmal der Fernsehmoderator Jan Böhmermann. [...] Das Motto meines Programmes lautet nicht umsonst ,,Jede Minderheit hat ein Recht auf Diskriminierung". Es ist eine bewusst gewählte Umkehrung der Verhältnisse. Es ist ein Statement gegen geheuchelte Political correctness und all diejenigen, die ihr Engagement gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Antisemitismus zum oberflächlichen Fetisch gemacht haben.
politik 
9 days ago
Everything You Need To Know About Black Lab Linux | UbuntuPIT
We are going to talk about Black Lab Linux. Obviously, it is a very popular 64 bit Linux based operating system. This operating system is very much useful for commercial desktop and server environment. The team creates this operating system for doing educational and business task with high comfort and that is why it works better on these cases also.
linux  ubuntu 
10 days ago
Mastodon is big in Japan. The reason why is… uncomfortable | … My heart’s in Accra
The enthusiasm earlier this year about Mastodon centered on the idea that the new distributed service could be like Twitter without as much harassment and hate speech. And indeed, using Mastodon is a lot like using Twitter – specifically, using Twitter through the excellent Tweetdeck client, which Rochko admits was his design inspiration – the structure of the service is sharply different from a centralized service like Twitter.
censorship  mastodon  social-media 
12 days ago
The Decentralized Web — MIT Digital Currency Initiative
A report by the MIT Digital Currency Initiative and the Center for Civic Media -==- The Web is a key space for civic debate and the current battleground for protecting freedom of expression. -==- And yet, since its development, the Web has steadily evolved into an ecosystem of large, corporate-controlled mega-platforms which intermediate speech online. In many ways this has been a positive development; these platforms improved usability and enabled billions of people to publish and discover content without having to become experts on the Web’s intricate protocols.
paper  social-media  web 
12 days ago
What is iBeacon? A Guide to Beacons | iBeacon.com Insider
The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. In essence, iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy.
apple  bluetooth  IoT 
13 days ago
Abmahngefahr DSGVO ? – basic
In einer Mischung aus Eigeninteressen haben Verbände, Netz-Speaker, Politiker, Medienmacher und Rechtsanwälte die Angstmeute bewusst und gezielt vor sich dahergetrieben, wie eine Herde Schafe. Da sich auch Blogger ohne jegliches Gefühl für ihre Mitverantwortung – wer publiziert trägt für Dritte Mitverantwortung, nicht nur für seine eigenen, zumeist langweiligen AdSense-Einnahmen – in das Jammertal haben mitreißen lassen, ist mein Mitgefühl maximal begrenzt.
DSGVO  blogging 
13 days ago
USB-C Was Supposed to Be a Utopia, But It's Become a Nightmare | Digital Trends
When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all connections. The reality of what happened couldn’t be further from that dream. -==- USB-C is a mess. The way manufacturers implement and communicate its features is confusing — and downright misleading at times. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be.
hardware  usb 
13 days ago
Kostenvergleich: Elektroauto oder Verbrenner - was ist günstiger? - ecomento.de
Elektroauto-Kostenvergleich des ADAC: Voll-Stromer “überraschend günstig”
auto  elektro 
13 days ago
So you want to reform democracy – Civic Tech Thoughts from JoshData – Medium
People are rationally ignorant. We want to live our lives. If everyone had to participate in every vote, there would be no time left to live. People don’t want a direct democracy.
politik  technology 
13 days ago
4 Wahrheiten über Elektroautos im Winter - drivestyle.at
Elektromobilität und die kalte Jahreszeit – eine schwierige Beziehung. Fakt ist: Über die Praxistauglichkeit von Elektroautos bei Minustemperaturen kursieren unzählige Fake News. Höchste Zeit also, das Thema seriös aufzuarbeiten und Klarheit in das Thema zu bringen.
auto  elektro 
13 days ago
Hacking | elkemental Force
I am joining the ranks of self-proclaimed productivity experts: Do you feel distracted by social media? Do you feel that too much scrolling feeds transforms your mind – in a bad way? Solution: Go find an online platform that will put your mind in a different state. Go hacking on hackthebox.eu.
hacking  pentesting  social-media 
13 days ago
Cyber Something | elkemental Force
You know you have become a dinosaur when you keep using outdated terminology. Everybody else uses the new buzz word, but you just find it odd. But someday it will creep also into your active vocabulary. Then I will use the tag cyber something, like stating that I work with cyber-physical systems.

But am I even right about the emergence of new terms? I am going to ask Google Trends!
sprache  statistik 
13 days ago
Maps Mania: Global Warming of the Seas
Global warming has led to rising water temperatures around the world. Reuters has released an interactive globe which visualizes how the sea temperature is rising and how this is affecting marine life around the world.
klimawandel  umwelt  maps 
14 days ago
New org-mode mobile client is out and it's name is "Organic" : emacs
different approach to files content - it's more like a browser with edit features, so when you press on headline it will open new screen with this headline as root, then you can use slider on top to fold/unfold whole levels of ascendants. If you want edit headline - press it with two fingers or use batch mode
android  app  orgmode 
14 days ago
Wordsmith.org : The magic of words. word, language, quote, quotation, anagram, dictionary, words, languages, quotes, quotations, anagrams, dictionaries
Welcome to Wordsmith, the home of: A.Word.A.Day • discover the magic of words • Pangram Finder • find pangrams in anything • Internet Anagram Server • find the wisdom of anagrams • The Anagram Times • all the news that's fit to anagram • Wordsmith Books • our books on words • Wordsmith Chat • live chat with authors • The Wordserver • lookup services • Listat • list stats
sprache  writing 
16 days ago
Parasitismus: 10 Parasiten, die Tiere zu Zombies machen - Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Neuroparasiten befallen gezielt das Nervensystem ihres Wirts und manipulieren dieses für ihre eigenen Zwecke. Der Parasit hat deshalb gar kein Interesse, seinen Wirt zu töten. Im Gegenteil, er muss behutsam vorgehen, um ihn optimal auszunutzen. Nur so kann er sein Ziel, die Fortpflanzung, erreichen. Wir stellen 10 Parasiten vor, die ihre Wirte zu regelrechten Marionetten machen können.
biologie  chemie  verhalten 
16 days ago
Self without body: Texual self-representation in an electronic community | Giese | First Monday
This paper examines how a textual mode of communication has combined with the new technologies of computer-mediated communication (cmc) to produce interesting new opportunities for social interaction and presentation of self. These opportunities are in turn used in ways that promote the process of community in a text-based electronic environment. This paper first examines some of the common textual adaptations this electronic communications environment engenders. It then examines how one Internet newsgroup, alt.cyberpunk, developed a cooperative narrative in which participants made presentations of self that, in other venues, might be considered "fictional" but must be accepted at face value in a way similar to the manner in which presentations of self are accepted within physical environments. The paper concludes that these new opportunities for self-presentation are engendered by the tightened feedback loop that cmc technologies bring to a textual mode of communication. "Real-time" textual interaction engenders a novel new social environment.
excavation  cyberpunk 
21 days ago
unconnected: steve's letters Archives
Net-dwellers awake! Civilization is encroaching on the fragile Internet. Overpopulation and over-regulation threaten the existence we have enjoyed all these billions of cycles. Telcos are staking claims to parts of this territory. Lawyers already think it's in their pocket. Librarians are putting up guard rails and sign posts, distributing little guide books, while even some of our very own are installing stop lights, electric fences, taser fields to control and monitor traffic patterns, naughty packets, and new nodes.
excavation 
21 days ago
See Me, Hear Me | WIRED
Much to the chagrin of, say, members of the Internet Wilderness Society, multimedia development is fast encroaching on Internet back country: ASCII domination is being challenged by the likes of Mosaic and Internet video capability. While it helps to have a Sun SPARCstation and an MBONE (Multicast Backbone) feed, garden variety Mac and Windows machines (the Swiss army knives of the Internet) are worthy companions as you embark on video and audio online expeditions. Your computer will need its own numeric Internet address: SLIP and PPP will work, but they can be so sluggish that your connection will be reminiscent of a drive up a steep mountain road behind a Winnebago.
excavation  history  internet 
21 days ago
Hanks Welt; Kirchensteuer
Die Immunisierung der Amtskirche beruht auf der Sicherheit ihrer Repräsentanten, die Finanzierung sei nachhaltig gesichert. Dreht man ihnen den Geldhahn zu, würde dies eine positive Erschütterung auslösen.
gesellschaft  politik 
21 days ago
Usenet Interview with Brian Reid - Usenet History
A former Backbone Cabal member, Brian Reid was instrumental in the creation of the alt.* hierarchy. He received the Association for Computing Machinery's Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1982 for his doctoral thesis at Carnegie-Mellon University, in which he designed the Scribe word processing system, [...]
history  interview  usenet 
21 days ago
pixelfed
Image Sharing for Everyone -==- A free and ethical photo sharing platform.
images  opensource  social-media 
21 days ago
USENET Traffic Flow Maps - Mappa.Mundi Magazine - Map of the Month
Knowledge of how much data traffic flows between different points on the globe is pretty much non-existent today. There are very few publicly available traffic maps and those there are tend to be country-level aggregations [1] or just limited to a single company’s network. In fact, it is likely that we knew more about data flows in cyberspace ten years ago than we do today. One of the most notable traffic mapping projects, from an era before the Internet went mainstream in the mid 90s, was undertaken by Brian Reid. Starting in 1986, he produced very detailed maps of traffic flows for the USENET network for nearly a decade.
history  usenet 
21 days ago
Mobile development suite: How to use Termux + my setup
Termux is a debian chroot for Android, grossly oversimplifying. It has its own package manager, utils and runs on ARM/ARM64 and X86/64. I’ve used this app to solve all sorts of tasks, from programming, reading, doing homework and generally being productive.
android  termux 
21 days ago
Get organized at the command line with Calcurse | Opensource.com
Do you need complex, feature-packed graphical or web applications to get and stay organized? I don't think so. The right command line tool can do the job and do it well.
calendar  opensource  gtd 
21 days ago
Umweltbelastung: Streit um Diesel-Pkw geht am Problem vorbei - Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Die Lkw-Flotte, Kleintransporter und Busse emittieren – so wie sie heute unterwegs sind – unserer Berechnung nach mehr als 50 Prozent der Stickoxide in deutschen Innenstädten. Die Einsparmöglichkeiten sind dort deswegen viel größer als bei den Diesel-Pkw, die nur ein Drittel der Stickoxide verursachen
stickoxid  umwelt 
21 days ago
Fakten über Dihydrogenmonoxid (DHMO)
Dihydrogenmonoxid (DHMO) ist eine farblose und geruchlose Chemikalie, manchmal auch bezeichnet als Dihydrogen Oxid, Hydrogen Hydroxid, Hydronium Hydroxid oder einfach Hydritsäure. Seine Basis ist das instabile Radikal Hydroxid, eine Komponente, die in vielen ätzenden, explosiven oder giftigen Stoffen vorkommt, wie z. B. Schwefelsäure, Nitroglizerin und Ethyl-Alkohol.
gesundheit  humor  funny 
22 days ago
„Diskriminierend ist das auf jeden Fall“ – humanistisch!net
Der Sprachwissenschaftler Anatol Stefanowitsch ist Autor des vor kurzem erschienenen Buchs „Eine Frage der Moral: Warum wir eine politisch korrekte Sprache brauchen“. Er meint, im Wort „konfessionslos“ zeige sich ein klassischer Mechanismus diskriminierender Sprache, wie er in rassistischen und anderen menschenfeindlichen Begriffen zum Ausdruck kommt. Er sagt auch, das Thema diskriminierungsfreie Sprache sollte schon in der Schule behandelt werden.
sprache 
24 days ago
"Augenblick mal: Die Welt geht unter, aber wir reden darüber, ob die AfD gestärkt wird?", sagt Klaus Töpfer - n-tv.de
Was ist wichtiger: Prinzipientreue oder Pragmatismus? Der frühere Umweltminister Klaus Töpfer hält nichts davon, wenn Politiker "mit großem Aplomb" zurücktreten, weil sie ihre Positionen nicht durchsetzen können. Dabei wünscht er sich eine deutlich radikalere Klimapolitik. Über die politische Gegenwart sagt er: "Ich bemühe mich sehr, nicht in Verzweiflung zu verfallen."
klimawandel  umwelt 
24 days ago
BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows
US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect lasted for the following five years.
gesundheit 
24 days ago
WebPerl | Run Perl in the browser with WebPerl!
WebPerl uses the power of WebAssembly and Emscripten to let you run Perl 5 in the browser! WebPerl does not translate your Perl code to JavaScript, instead, it is a port of the perl binary to WebAssembly, so that you have the full power of Perl at your disposal!
perl  web  www 
24 days ago
Lebensmittel: Nachhaltige Ernährung für zehn Milliarden | FR.de
Wissenschaftler haben untersucht, wie alle Menschen satt werden und gesund leben können, ohne Umwelt und Klima zu schädigen.
ernährung  klimawandel  umwelt 
24 days ago
There Is No Excuse to Keep Using Facebook – Member Feature Stories – Medium
The writing is on the wall. Facebook is detrimental to global discourse, has harmed democracies around the world, and, because of its dependence on advertising, has responded to criticism by making only minor, cosmetic changes. Mark Zuckerberg and his team will continue to allow the social network to be a haven for fake news, hoaxes, threats, and much, much worse. It’s gotten to the point that Zuckerberg said this summer that Holocaust deniers won’t be removed from the platform, and pages of known hoax or hate purveyors like InfoWars aren’t getting booted until the damage is long done.
social-media  walled-garden 
24 days ago
Forscher warnen vor Tracking via TLS | heise Security
TLS Session Resumption soll den Aufbau verschlüsselter Verbindungen beschleunigen. Es ermöglicht aber unter Umständen auch, den Anwender im Netz zu verfolgen.

Vier Forscher der Uni-Hamburg warnen vor einer bislang wenig diskutierten Gefahr für die Privatsphäre von Internet-Nutzern: Ausgerechnet die immer weiter um sich greifende Verschlüsselung der Daten mit TLS ermögliche es, die Anwender beim Surfen im Internet zu verfolgen, warnen Erik Sy und Kollegen.
2fhg  privacy  security 
25 days ago
Disk On Module: Gesteckte SSDs im Miniaturformat - Golem.de
Mach Xtreme Technology hat vier SSDs im DOM-Format vorgestellt. Diese Disks On Module sind sehr kleine Flash-Speicher, die direkt an den SATA-Anschluss des Mainboards gesteckt werden.
hardware  SSD 
26 days ago
The Enchanting History of Notre Dame Cathedral's Famous Gargoyles and Grotesques
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is celebrated as one of the most exquisite examples of Gothic architecture. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the church has welcomed worshippers and sightseers for centuries, inspiring awe with its sky-high spires, ethereal stained glass windows, and spell-binding sculptures.
architecture  history  paris 
27 days ago
Veil: Die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung: des Kaisers neue Kleider -- NVwZ 2018, 686 - beck-online
Ein wenig erinnert der Hype um die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DS-GVO) an die Aufregung über des Kaisers neue Kleider in Hans Christian Andersens Märchen.1 Politiker, Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörden, betriebliche und behördliche Datenschutzbeauftragte, Rechtsanwälte, Unternehmensberater, IT-Spezialisten, Wissenschaftler, Privacy-Aktivisten und nicht zuletzt die Europäische Kommission – alle singen das Hohelied des neuen Datenschutzrechts. Zwar gibt es einige einsame Rufer, die in ihm ein „Frankenstein-Monster“,2 die „größte Katastrophe des 21. Jahrhunderts“,3 die „digitale Konterrevolution“4 oder die „Perfektion einer Sackgasse“5 sehen. Allein – das kleine Kind, das erkennt, dass der Kaiser nackt ist, lässt noch auf sich warten.
DSGVO  recht 
27 days ago
Die CumEx-Files – Wie Banker, Anwälte und Superreiche Europa ausrauben. A cross-border Investigation | CORRECTIV
Zwei Reporter geben sich als Milliardäre auf der Suche nach Anlagemöglichkeiten aus, um zu belegen: Der Steuerraubzug geht weiter. Im Making-Of zeigen wir, wie sie das Undercover-Treffen mit einem Investmentbanker planten, Journalisten aus zwölf Ländern zusammenbrachten und einen Insider vor die Kamera holten. Er führt tief ins Innere der Cum-Ex-Maschinerie. In Interviews teilen weitere Quellen und Experten ihre Perspektiven auf den Cum-Ex-Komplex.
finanzen 
28 days ago
RWE: 500 Windräder könnten die Braunkohle aus dem Forst ersetzen
RWE sagt, ohne die Braunkohle unter dem Hambacher Forst sei die Stromversorgung gefährdet. Exklusive Berechnungen zeigen: Das stimmt so nicht.
energie  klimawandel  umwelt 
28 days ago
Deutschland verbrennt mehr Braunkohle als China und Russland - stimmtdas.org - unabhängige Non-Profit Faktenchecks
Die Aussage von der Grünen-Spit­zen­kan­di­da­tin Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Deutsch­land verbrau­che „mehr Braun­kohle als China und Russ­land“, stimmt, ist aber irre­füh­rend, da sie nahe­legt, Deutsch­land sei ein größe­rer Kohle­ver­brau­cher als China und Russ­land. Redu­ziert auf den Braun­koh­le­ver­brauch ist das State­ment korrekt, mit Blick auf den gesam­ten Kohle­ver­brauch (Braun- und Stein­kohle) aber falsch.
klimawandel  umwelt 
28 days ago
Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt: potential health impacts?
icroplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide.
ernährung  umwelt 
28 days ago
Billionaires Are the Leading Cause of Climate Change | GQ
As the world faces environmental disaster on a biblical scale, it’s important to remember exactly who brought us here.
capitalism  klimawandel  umwelt 
28 days ago
Motorola Moto Z2 Play im Test: Ein neues modulares Akku-Wunder? - NETZWELT
Das Motorola Moto Z Play war dank modularer Schnittstelle so wandelbar wie ein Schweizer Taschenmesser und noch dazu ein echtes Akku-Wunder. Beim Nachfolger Moto Z2 Play merzt Motorola nun die wesentlich Schwächen des Modells aus. Der Test zeigt jedoch, besser ist das Moto Z2 Play dadurch nicht unbedingt.
android  smartphone  hardware 
28 days ago
Kollision: Wenn eine Drohne ins Flugzeug crasht - Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Die Zahl der Hobbydrohnen wächst rasant - es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis eine davon ein Flugzeug trifft. Was dann passieren könnte, zeigen nun Hochgeschwindigkeitsaufnahmen.
copter 
29 days ago
Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis -- ScienceDaily
The sixth mass extinction is underway, this time caused by humans. A team of researchers have calculated that species are dying out so quickly that nature's built-in defense mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. If current conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will become extinct during the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover to current biodiversity levels. And that's a best-case scenario.
klimawandel  umwelt  evolution 
29 days ago
On Port 80 – Meredith L. Patterson – Medium
There’s been a joke for a few years now that all the web applications you’ve ever heard of are actually some other Internet protocol, reconfigured to answer on port 80, the standard port for (unencrypted) web traffic. Some of these parallels are obvious, and even more or less literal: Gmail is IMAP and SMTP, and Google Talk is (or was) XMPP, all on port 80 in the same browser window. Others are more metaphorical.
essay  @goodie 
4 weeks ago
The Moral Cost of Cats | Science | Smithsonian
A bird-loving scientist calls for an end to outdoor cats “once and for all”
umwelt  katze 
4 weeks ago
André Staltz - Reinvent the Social Web
This is a transcript of a talk I gave at Full Stack Fest that acknowledges the success of mobile social platforms, but shows the need to reinvent them with an open and peer-to-peer protocol. I talk about Scuttlebutt, and how to build apps using its tech stack, and I also highlight the importance of its ‘humane’ stack. Thank you Alanna Irving for writing this transcript.
social-software 
4 weeks ago
what is the difference between friendica and hubzilla? · Issue #2894 · friendica/friendica · GitHub
Friendica and Hubzilla are two different but similar software both spearheaded by the same man, Mike MacGirvin ( @redmatrix, @zotlabs or @friendica on GitHub ). And while he officially left the development of Friendica to start Red/RedMatrix/Hubzilla in 2012 based on a new decentralized social network protocol (named zot), both networks are able to interface with each others, on top of a shared Diaspora* and GNU Social (OStatus) compatibility. -==- From my point of view after installing both on my server, Hubzilla is more advanced and experimental than Friendica is, and in turn Friendica is slightly more intuitive and stable than Hubzilla is.
social-software  federation 
4 weeks ago
GPS Geoplaner online
Web-basierter Geotrack-Editor, erzeugt u.a. GPX-Files
gps  gpx  tools 
4 weeks ago
Datenschutz: Post muss Namen und Anschrift auf Briefen schwärzen
Sicher ist sicher! Frei sichtbare Namen und Anschrift auf Briefen gehören der Vergangenheit an. Die Post beginnt, alle persönlichen Daten auf Sendungen zu schwärzen. Dies sei der einzige Weg, um einen Schutz der Kundendaten im Einklang mit gesetzlichen Richtlinien zu gewährleisten.
datenschutz  DSGVO  humor  satire 
4 weeks ago
After data breach, Mark Zuckerberg can’t say why users should still trust Facebook.
A new, massive security breach let hackers take control of at least 50 million accounts. And Mark Zuckerberg has no answers.
data-dealer  facebook  security 
4 weeks ago
Google+ macht dicht. Was nun? | google2diaspora
Erst mal: Keine Panik. Es ist noch eine Menge Zeit um sich ein neues zu Hause zu suchen. Dieses Dokument soll Dich dabei unterstützen zu Diaspora* zu wechseln.
diaspora 
4 weeks ago
Early Google+ influencers remember the network's early glory days, and what led to its eventual demise. - Cake
My friend Chris MacAskill invited me over here to Cake to start a panel discussion about this hot subject! Now that Google+ is officially going as extinct as the dodo bird, it seems like a perfect time to have a discussion about it. I'll invite a few of my Google+ friends that want to participate in the panel.
gplus  google  2011  2013  2018 
4 weeks ago
"Reichenfeinstaub" | Telepolis
Jörg Kachelmann hat eine Debatte über Holzheizungen angestoßen

"Es stinkt wieder abends in Deutschland" - "nach etwa zehn Jahren der Geruchsfreiheit zwischen 1995 und 2005", twitterte Jörg Kachelmann am Wochenende. Dieser Gestank ist dem ehemaligen ARD-Wettermoderator nach "ein perfekter Marker für den Feinstaubgehalt der Luft". Dass der stieg, führt Kachelmann auf einen "Holzofen-Wahnsinn" zurück.
klimawandel  umwelt 
4 weeks ago
How Capitalism Torched the Planet and Left it a Smoking Fascist Greenhouse
Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now
How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism
essay  klimawandel  umwelt 
4 weeks ago
The Fantasy Maps That Put the World's Tallest Mountains Side by Side - Atlas Obscura
In the 19th century, the romance of mountains met the desire to quantify the natural world.
map  history 
4 weeks ago
Getting Started With Mastodon - Kev Quirk
I recently wrote and article on how Mastodon works; that seemed to get a hell of a lot of attention and positive feedback. However, a number of people asked for specifics on how the user interface (UI) within Mastodon actually worked, and how to get started with the platform. So I thought I’d write a follow up piece on getting started with Mastodon.

For the purposes of this post, I’m going to assume that you have chosen an instance and are ready to sign up and start using Mastodon. So, without further ado, let’s dive in…
federation  mastodon 
4 weeks ago
A quick guide to The Free Network – We Distribute – Medium
Many newcomers to the federated web may hear of a casual reference to the fediverse, and may be curious about what that term means. A simple explanation might be that it’s a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”, but it’s actually a little bit more complicated than that. Let’s dive into the nature of this beast, along with some of the history that comes with it.
diaspora  federation 
4 weeks ago
How Diaspora Connects Users « Sarah Mei
Note: this is the first in a series of technical posts about Diaspora’s software architecture and code, and is a slightly modified version of the original on the Diaspora blog.
diaspora  knowhow  federation 
4 weeks ago
Company-scorecard | Behind the brands
We’ve looked at the biggest food companies’ policies on issues from water to women, the way they expect their suppliers to behave on these issues, and what they do to measure and improve their impact on every worker and farmer who makes their ingredients. After 3 years of campaigning your pressure is making a difference. People have taken over 700,000 actions demanding more from the Big Ten companies and their scores are starting to improve – but all of them still need to do more to make the global food system work for all.
ernährung  ethics  umwelt 
5 weeks ago
Lipo Leitfaden-FAQ - Elektromodellflug Infos
Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Akkus werden immer leistungsstärker und gleichzeitig immer leichter. Das zeigen die neu auf den Markt kommenden LiPos ganz deutlich. Endlos kann es aber nicht weitergehen und wie es im Leben so ist, das Gute und Schlechte hält sich immer die Waage und so werden die neuen LiPo Akkus wieder deutlich empfindlicher. Der richtige Umgang mit den Akkus wird in Zukunft wieder deutlich wichtiger und das hat uns dazu bewogen, eine kleine "Anleitung" für den Umgang mit LiPos zusammenzustellen.
copter  hardware  knowhow 
5 weeks ago
The Death of Google – Lauren Weinstein's Blog
Google is dying. It may be possible to save the patient, but it’s also quite possible that Google has already passed the point of no return, especially with the array of forces now attacking it from all sides and from within. Since this situation has been largely enabled by unforced errors committed by Google itself, the prognosis can only be described as bleak.
google 
5 weeks ago
Social Media, from a persons perspective | Orkpiraten
The upside of all this was always the same: Technology connected me to new topics and interesting people. That is what the Internet and especially Social Media is for me: A tool to get me introduced to new things and people.
social-media 
5 weeks ago
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say - The Washington Post
The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say
“There is no documented historic precedent" for the scale of changes required, the body found.
klimawandel  umwelt 
5 weeks ago
Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+
Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+
google  gplus 
5 weeks ago
scinexx | IPCC-Bericht: Schon zwei Grad wären fatal: Klimaforscher warnen vor den Folgen einer Erwärmung um mehr als 1,5 Grad
Warnruf zu mehr Klimaschutz: In einem neuen Bericht warnt der Weltklimarat IPCC vor den Folgen einer globalen Erwärmung selbst um zwei Grad. Schon ein halbes Grad mehr gegenüber dem 1,5-Grad-Ziel könnte Wetterextreme, Wasserknappheit und den Verlust von Ökosystemen deutlich verstärken. Um dies noch zu verhindern, seien nun beispiellose Maßnahmen nötig, so die Klimaforscher. Bis 2030 müssten dafür die Treibhausgas-Emissionen um 45 Prozent sinken – eine vermutlich kaum noch erreichbare Leistung.
klimawandel  umwelt 
5 weeks ago
Michigan Micro Mote - World's Smallest Computer
Michigan Micro Mote (M3), the world’s smallest computer, has taken its place among other revolutionary accomplishments in the history of computing at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Measuring in at less than a half a centimeter, it didn't take a truck to transport the computers early in 2015 from their home in Ann Arbor, MI. In fact, nearly 150 of these computers fit inside a single thimble.
hardware 
5 weeks ago
Digital IDs Are More Dangerous Than You Think | WIRED
THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT, real-world benefits to having an accepted and recognized identity. That’s why the concept of a digital identity is being pursued around the world, from Australia to India. From airports to health records systems, technologists and policy makers with good intentions are digitizing our identities, making modern life more efficient and streamlined. -==-
Governments seek to digitize their citizens in an effort to universalize government services, while the banking, travel, and insurance industries aim to create more seamless processes for their products and services. But this isn’t just about efficiency and market share. In places like Syria and Jordan, refugees are often displaced without an identity. Giving them proof of who they are can improve their settlement, financial security, and job prospects in foreign lands.
privacy  security 
5 weeks ago
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