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Thomas B. Rücker

OH: "NOBODY expects the GDPR! Our chief weapon is surprise, surprise and fear, fear and surprise …"

PSA: please don't talk on your cell phone while driving!

Please note, those studies are for hands-free; nowadays, I see far too many drivers making bad turns while holding phones to ear.

Deja Moo: The feeling that you have heard this BS before.

one wonders what all those companies were doing when the gdpr was made law 2 years ago.

If I could convince Mastodon at large of only one thing, it would be this:

if you see someone complaining, DO NOT give them advice.

If someone ASKS for advice, offer it.

But 90% of the time, someone complaining is just venting. They're not telling you the whole story, and they're not receptive to being given advice, because in that mental state, your "good-natured advice" is their "HERE'S HOW YOU'RE DOING THIS WRONG".

Do not respond with advice unless it's asked for.

Yesterday, Slovakia’s National Crime Agency seized a mobile phone belonging to @OCCRP 's partner, investigative reporter Pavla Holcova.

Slovak police invited Pavla for an interview for what we believed was a friendly meeting to aid the investigation into the murder of Jan Kuciak.

Instead, Pavla was interrogated for over eight hours. (...) Police made comments during the interrogation suggesting the Holcova’s professional history was “always against the system.”

I had an odd dream last night. Clamav was merged into systemd. I suspect it was a result of reading yesterday about ntp being incorporated into systemd.

Oh boy.

tl;dr Signal Desktop is based on Electron, which in turn is based on Chromium 58-59, and it seems to be affected by bugs that have been fixed in Chrome/Chromium 60-62.

Gotta love #Electron. As somebody said "now everyone is running 5 different instances of old insecure versions of the most scrutinized and attacked application on Earth."


Unburying this from a thread with @natecull as it's a pretty neat trick. Take a look at as in short you can pretty easily run anything under cgroups (under a systemd user session) to keep your browser (or office suite or build or whatever) from eating all the rest of your system resources.

The mastoverse, as part of an assignment for a uni subject. More visualizations soon #gephi #dataviz

Random online discussion realization:
You could combine food grade glitter and Thousand Island dressing!
Let's call it ✨"Million Star" ✨ dressing though!

Also given that this will be reachable via and in times of privacy extensions, I am not sure if I should leave this on _at all_.

If you want to run with - then spare yourself the pain and:
The CI job impersonates the user account by a special token and immediately triggers the spambot protection. CI jobs fail: fatal: unable to access '': The requested URL returned error: 403
Also Your browser only gets a white page with zero content.

"The vulnerability we initially identified should have been found during a proper security test," researchers said. "During our meeting with Volkswagen, we had the impression that the reported vulnerability and especially our approach was still unknown. We understood in our meeting with [VW] that, despite it being used in tens of millions of [cars], this specific IVI system did not undergo a formal security test and the vulnerability was still unknown to them."