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Suki and Pasha were ready for dinner like AN HOUR ago. HELL-Ooooo.
#dogs #dogsOfTheFederation #dogsOfTheFediverse
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- “Fox”, a shorthand for “Foxtrot” which is often used to mean “fire”, is a NATO brevity term used to indicate munition launch from an aircraft. In air combat, “Fox” is used in conjunction with a “number” to indicate the type of weapon employed. Here’s what it means: [1080x1080]-


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This is the developer's way of saying "fix your sh*t"
@James Cowan I dunno. I feel it's closer to "let's fix that so you can get your sh*t done."

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Hank G Friendica
Also... but not only, TG. If you had to learn everything by try and error... 😱

- The bosses of some of the world’s biggest companies, including Apple and Amazon, have been told to put the planet before profits by more than 30 American business leaders: “a way to combat short-termism and the freedom to make decisions to balance profit and purpose.” -

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- Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines and cancer medications in one minute - produced nine times the antibody level compared to intramuscular injections (e.g., used for flu shots) and 160 times the antibody level compared to subcutaneous injections (e.g., used for measles vaccines). -

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Where do we get skin patch vaccinations?

- Preventing the deactivation of a protein could be key to repairing the central nervous system. Scientists deciphered new mechanisms that enable the regeneration of nerve fibers in experiments with mice. This could open up new treatment approaches for the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord injuries. -

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Debian 2.2 Potato (2001)

Sorry, aber der hier musste jetzt einfach sein.
Des Grinsens wegen. ;-)

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STARRY NIGHT: A long exposure image shows circumpolar stars over the ancient Roman city of Juliobriga, in the village of Retortillo, Cantabria, northern Spain. Photograph: Pedro Puente Hoyos/EPA

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RT @gretathunberg
Strong winds are pushing us west. We expect to arrive at North Cove Marina in Manhattan, New York sometime Tuesday afternoon or evening.
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- G7 can’t turn a blind eye to ecocide in the Amazon - Leaders must ask themselves if Jair Bolsonaro’s destructive attitude to the forest and its peoples should be considered a crime. The fires in the Amazon remind us this is not just a crime against nature but a crime against humanity. -

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- G7 can’t turn a blind eye to ecocide in the Amazon - Leaders must ask themselves if Jair Bolsonaro’s destructive attitude to the forest and its peoples should be considered a crime. The fires in the Amazon remind us this is not just a crime against nature but a crime against humanity. -

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- The Detroit Zoo plans to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2021 - The zoo's Greenprint initiative includes installing an "anerobic digester." The Detroit Zoo says that program is the first of its kind at a zoo. -

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Ich habe heute mal mein Mi Band 3 reaktiviert, aber als ich das in der Mi Fit App sah, hatte ich schon keine Lust mehr drauf. Jetzt ist die App auch noch mit Werbung verseucht. Ey, ich kaufe von denen ein Produkt, um mich dann in deren App mit Werbung auseinanderzusetzen muss.

vinzv Friendica
Für Android gibt es eine Open Source App, die Miband und Co. ansteuern kann. Wie es unter iOS da aussieht weiß ich nicht, aber technisch geht es wohl.

(Löst natürlich nicht das Grundproblem der Werbe-Riesensauerei. Als ob Xiaomi das nötig hätte...)

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Hank G Friendica
Lightly used Vostok memory core for sale apparently... #history #space #retrocomputing
Soh Kam Yung Mastodon (AP)
I have no idea if this is authentic or not.

What do you think, @EdS ?
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Ed S Mastodon (AP)
Core memory from Vostok? Late 1950s? I've no idea if it's genuine! But it looks as if it has been crudely removed so would be a huge project to try to make use of it. (It's certainly a core memory though, and it's pretty old, that much is obvious.)

@sohkamyung @hankg
Ed S Mastodon (AP)
That said, even Soyuz didn't have an onboard computer initially, so if this was so old, it was not intended for space but for ground equipment.

The Soviets liked automation, but you can do a lot with clockwork and mechanisms, and they did.

http://web.mit.edu/slava/space/introduction.htm

@sohkamyung @hankg
Soh Kam Yung Mastodon (AP)
That's a fascinating site on Soviet space computing. Thanks! :-)

@hankg

Triggerwarnung: Polizeigewalt #HongKong

RT @StephenMcDonell@twitter.com

Shocking footage of #HongKong riot police charging into a subway station pursuing pro-democracy activists and firing into them at point blank range. I’ve seen police being provoked here but I’m speechless. Carrie Lam says no police inquiry needed they’re investigating themselves.

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/StephenMcDonell/status/1160580199924281344
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How do videos like this leak? It looks like it's filmed by an agent/soldier's standpoint. Do they wear body cams? Did one of them leak his?

#HongKong #leak
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really shocking,
find no words in the moment :`(

Happy 28th birthday Linux!
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It's funny. : )

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poet1b diaspora
My understanding is that gens are grouped in 20 year periods. BBers 45 to 65, Gen X 65 to 85, Milins 85 to 2005, and Zs as currently called, 2005 to 2025. But the dividing is probably much more mixed.




- #unitoodailynews, #opensource, #softwarelibero, #phoronix, #gnulinux Linux 5.3-rc6 Released - Marking Linux's 28th Birthday - Phoronix https://t.co/aJt0TB1cW0 -

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Steve Friendica

CitizenLabs August Newsletter

Because the only link I have for the newsletter is a 'NewsChimp' one. I have elected to copy 'n paste, in order to protect your privacy as much as possible. 😎

WeChat censorship, the dangers of stalkerware, and Canada's irresponsible encryption policy
Research at the intersection of global security, digital media, and humans rights
August newsletter

1. Latest Publications
2. News and Announcements
3. Events and Upcoming Opportunities 1. Latest Publications
(Can’t) Picture This 2

WeChat conducts realtime, automatic image censorship of content on their platform according to Citizen Lab’s latest research. Following up on their prior work on image censorship on the Chinese social media behemoth, Jeffrey Knockel and Ruohan Xiong demonstrate how WeChat facilitates realtime censorship in chat by performing a computationally inexpensive lookup against an MD5 hash index of sensitive images previously sent over the platform. This report builds on its predecessor, demonstrating how social media censorship is reactive to contemporary events—censoring politically charged topics such as Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou’s controversial arrest in Canada.
How Stalkerware Facilitates Intimate Partner Harassment

Citizen Lab researchers recently published two reports that provide a seminal, in-depth analysis of commercially available ‘stalkerware’ applications: spyware technology that grant a perpetrator powerful surveillance capabilities used to facilitate intimate partner violence, abuse, or harassment. The Predator in Your Pocket provides a holistic overview of the stalkerware ecosystem including technical elements associated with stalkerware applications, stalkerware companies’ marketing activities, and public policies, and Installing Fear contextualizes these issues in Canadian law.

While often advertised to aid in legitimate activities, such as child and employee monitoring, stalkerware is easily and frequently repurposed to carry out intimate partner surveillance. The reports are aimed to assist law enforcement agencies, policy-makers, and frontline workers who are increasingly asked to address issues of technology-facilitated abuse. Both reports additionally clarify existing legal ambiguity, arguing that the creators, users, and vendors of spyware apps are likely liable under numerous Canadian civil, criminal, and consumer protection laws.
Censored Commemoration

30 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 1989, Chinese state directed social media censorship continues to double down on pro-democratic narratives that disrupt its status quo. In the build up to June 4, Chinese live streaming app YY, with a reported user base of over 300 million users, updated its keyword black list to censor content focused on Democracy Movement related memorials and activism in Hong Kong.

YY is not alone in its censorship of pro-democratic topics. Indeed, this is emblematic of a broader Faustian pact signed between Chinese Internet companies and government regulators, where continued business operations are contingent on rigorous state-aligned self-censorship. Citizen Lab’s keyword censorship research is part of a broader project on technologies and practices that impact freedom of expression online.
Canada’s New and Irresponsible Encryption Policy

The Government of Canada has historically opposed the calls of its western allies to undermine the encryption protocols and associated applications that secure Canadians’ communications and devices from criminal and illicit activities. This year, however, the tide may have turned, with the Minister of Public Safety apparently deciding to adopt the very irresponsible encryption policy position he had previously steadfastly opposed. Should the Government of Canada, along with its allies, compel private companies to deliberately sabotage strong and robust encryption protocols and systems, then basic rights and freedoms, cybersecurity, economic development, and foreign policy goals will all be jeopardized. 2. News and Announcements
The Dangerous Effects of Unregulated Commercial Spyware

Authoritarian states increasingly rely on commercial spyware and other technologies from the private surveillance industry to target dissidents and human rights workers. In response to this worrying trend, Special Rapporteurs David Kaye and Agnès Callamard recently issued two reports: the first calls for a global moratorium on the sale and transfer of the tools of the private surveillance industry; the second—created in response to the extra-judicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi, who’s inner circle was targeted with Pegasus spyware in the weeks prior to his death—endorses the full suspension of spyware technologies sold to Saudi Arabia until proper protections can be implemented. Both reports highlight the danger of unaccountable and unregulated surveillance technology sold to countries with egregious human rights records.
Ronald Deibert Receives Honorary Doctorate

Citizen Lab director, Ronald Deibert, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Guelph for his contributions to cybersecurity and human rights research. Deibert founded the Citizen Lab in 2001 which has since gone on to become a world renowned research institute at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

“I am honoured to receive this award. But I feel the honour must also be given to the research group of which I am a part – the Citizen Lab,” says Deibert of his honorary degree. “I do not work alone; I am part of a dedicated and very talented team and my accomplishments are theirs too.”
A Proposed Response to the Commercial Surveillance Emergency

Siena Anstis, Ronald Deibert, and John Scott-Railton write for Lawfare about the use of surveillance technology to silence dissent, recounting substantial work on NSO Group's Pegasus technology. "...[T]he urgency is very real, and the lethal effects of spyware abuses are becoming more apparent to a growing number of concerned citizens," they argue. "It is long past time for us all to recognize that the continued failure to address this growing emergency implicates the very core of liberal democracy."
Engaging NSO Group Investors

Against the backdrop of an ever-increasing list of victims and a WhatsApp hack that affected 1.5 billion users, Citizen Lab continues to engage with Novalpina Capital, a private equity firm with a majority stake in NSO Group, urging them to increase transparency over NSO Group’s business activities. This correspondence continues despite Novalpina’s reluctance to acknowledge the extensive human rights abuses enabled by the unaccountable sale of NSO spyware.

Furthermore, Citizen Lab continues to engage with South Yorkshire Pensions Authority regarding its recent investment in Novalpina’s Capital Investment Fund—a decision the Lab believes runs counter to the Authority’s own Responsible Investment Policy.
Building Resilience in Virtual Digital Response Networks: A Case Study

Jennie Phillips, a PhD candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, published a paper on resilience building in virtual digital response networks. This paper aims to address the gap between resilience practices and the requirements of physical infrastructure networks through a simulated case study of resilience development within and between a physical network and a virtual online network. 3. Events and Upcoming Opportunities
Ontario Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

October 9 - 10, Toronto, Canada

Jennie Phillips will be hosing a workshop on The Digital Response: Exploring the technology-driven needs and capabilities of citizens in crisis. Tickets and additional information can be found here.
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