I deleted the toots with the specifics, but tl;dr: I'm feeling very burnt out by working with the group of people I recently stopped working with. If you know of any job opening for content/technical writing or even like, data entry, please forward it to me. I'm quite eager to start earning money again.

"GM captured minuted details such as station selection, volume level, and ZIP codes of vehicle owners, and then used the car’s built-in Wi-Fi signal to upload the data to its servers. The goal was to determine the relationship between what drivers listen to and what they buy and then turn around and sell the data to advertisers and radio operators."


‘Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia’

@aral recorded this video with BBC Ideas back in July. It gives a brief introduction to surveillance capitalism, complete with animation.


Also on our forum: forum.ind.ie/t/surveillance-ca

Roughly 200,000 years of ignorantly believing in every possible variation of sheer bunk until the development of the scientific method a relative eye-blink ago in the history of humankind gave us a means to reproducibly prove and disprove our plethora of hypotheses does rather go to show that no human being has “a natural instinct for science”.

‘Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia’


The BBC will be releasing this short BBC Ideas piece tomorrow morning but you get a sneak peek because you’re on the fediverse ;)

PS. Note to self: learn to stare less intensely at the camera and blink more.

After months of hard work by our operations and marketing teams - we have an awesome new website! Check us out at puri.sm/ - You can still pre-order our Librem 5 phones see puri.sm/posts/librem5-progress for our latest update on our phones. #BePure

The 5 yr old Who Was Detained at the Border
wtAf #Murica  
'...Helen was given a pack of crayons and spent the summer coloring patriotic images: busts of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the torch on the Statue of Liberty. She was granted an hour of “Large Muscle Activity and Leisure Time” each day, and received lessons on the human respiratory system, the history of music, and “the risk and danger of social media.” “Helen,” a caseworker observed, “has excellent behavior at all times.” She had no major sources of stress, her reports noted, aside from “being separated from her family.” Her teachers encouraged her to develop “smart goals”—ambitions that are “Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.” Helen’s goal was simple: “Minor disclosed wanting to live with her mother and family in the U.S.”...'

What we need is lots of good people to join the Nazi party so we can change it from within.

Damn autocorrect, I meant Google.

The Engineer in the #Google vs. #Uber ‘Stolen Tech’ Case Really Was Terrible. Modified self driving #car software to travel in unauthorised areas. Caused major accident injuring a Google executive. Serious issues this bloke has.


I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.


elementary OS 5 Juno is here. It’s more refined, more productive, and an even better platform for developers. We've majorly updated apps, made the desktop more productive with several new features, refined the overall look and feel, and a whole lot more. buff.ly/2RSeAts

"holy balls. this is incredible

the [libssh] vulnerability literally works like this:

me: "can i log in?"

server: "no. you need a password."

me: "hacker voice i'm in"

server: "login successful. you're in""


Updating firmware on Dell XPS 13 With Pop!_OS 18.04


If you’re having trouble updating firmware on a Dell XPS 13 with Pop!_OS 18.04, this post contains instructions for what worked for me (TL; DR: don’t use fwupdate; install fwupd via snap and use that instead).

"Detecting the use of "curl | bash" server side" (as opposed to curl & save to a file).
Now this is some very clever, and scary, stuff. It's possible to detect if a #HTTPS request is being piped directly into #bash or just saved to a file. You can use this to send a different file (& commands!) only when it's going straight into bash.


RT @paulmozur@twitter.com: They worked in shifts in bases clustered in the foothills. Hundreds of soldiers. Their mission: to turn Facebook into a weapon for ethnic cleansing. Our look at how Myanmar’s military used a years-long, secretive Facebook campaign against its own people. nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technol

🐦🔗: twitter.com/paulmozur/status/1

My favourite fact about #Citizenfour is that it's freely streamable from the public domain because it was used as evidence in a court case.


As promised, version 1.0 of #PeerTube, a free and federated video platform, has just been released.

Thanks to all the people who supported this summer's crowdfunding.

This is only the beginning!

joinpeertube.org #JoinPeerTube

framablog.org/2018/10/15/peert (article in English to come)

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