Moving away from Facebook - ProcessOne
2019-02-08T00:11:18Z via Dianara To: Public
ProcessOne is a company deeply invested in building the Open Internet. We build ejabberd, a leading Open Source product, implementing the XMPP protocol, an IETF standard. It is used around the world to power tens of thousands of instances, used for community servers, small companies or huge internet services. We also support MQTT and SIP standards, all of which are used to power interoperable services.
If you read “Become A Facebook-Free Business“, by DHH from Signal v. Noise, it becomes painfully apparent that even having a minimal presence on Facebook is not helping the Open Internet.
That’s why we decided to join this Basecamp’s initiative and remove our fanpages from Facebook, as well as the Facebook links we had on our websites. We hope this statement will help promote a more open and decentralized web. We invite you to join us in having a Facebook-free online presence. If you used to follow us through Facebook, I now suggest you subscribe to our RSS feed on our blog.
Necuno Mobile: An open phone with Plasma Mobile
2018-12-01T03:12:02Z via Dianara To: Public
looks like a new plasma mobile phone could be coming...
>> Necuno Solutions and KDE are collaborating to offer Plasma Mobile on the Necuno Mobile, a device Necuno describes as "a truly open source hardware platform".
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2018-11-23T15:12:01Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC:morning world
Didn't know the meaning: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=TZAG
react OS 0.4.10 came out
2018-11-22T02:30:28Z via Dianara To: Public
Not a bad thing to try out if you need Windows for somethin'
The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it
Banks are closing ATMs and branches in an attempt to ‘nudge’ users towards digital services – and it’s all for their own benefit
The downfall of… Trump or Democracy?
an interesting read...
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2018-01-02T21:36:34Z via Awkwardly Social Web To: Public CC:have a happy new year, everyone!
Light and Thin 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook
2017-10-13T15:42:47Z via Dianara To: Public
PINEBOOK is an 11.6″ or 14″ notebook powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. It is lightweight and comes with a full size keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for students and makers.
1.2GHz 64-Bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53
2 GB LPDDR3 RAM Memory
16 GB eMMC 5.0 (upgradable up to 64GB)
Spyware Dolls and Intel's vPro
2017-09-13T14:45:19Z via Dianara To: Public
found via planet Debian:
Back in February, it was reported that a "smart" doll with wireless capabilities could be used to remotely spy on children and was banned for breaching German laws on surveillance devices disguised as another object.
For a number of years now there has been growing concern that the management technologies in recent Intel CPUs (ME, AMT and vPro) also conceal capabilities for spying, either due to design flaws (no software is perfect) or backdoors deliberately installed for US spy agencies, as revealed by Edward Snowden. In a 2014 interview, Intel's CEO offered to answer any question, except this one.
The LibreBoot project provides a more comprehensive and technical analysis of the issue, summarized in the statement "the libreboot project recommends avoiding all modern Intel hardware. If you have an Intel based system affected by the problems described below, then you should get rid of it as soon as possible" - eerily similar to the official advice German authorities are giving to victims of Cayla the doll.
All those amateur psychiatrists suggesting LibreBoot developers suffer from symptoms of schizophrenia have had to shut their mouths since May when Intel confirmed a design flaw (or NSA backdoor) in every modern CPU had become known to hackers.
Bill Gates famously started out with the mission to put a computer on every desk and in every home. With more than 80% of new laptops based on an Intel CPU with these hidden capabilities, can you imagine the NSA would not have wanted to come along for the ride?
Four questions everybody should be asking
- If existing laws can already be applied to Cayla the doll, why haven't they been used to alert owners of devices containing Intel's vPro?
- Are exploits of these backdoors (either Cayla or vPro) only feasible on a targeted basis, or do the intelligence agencies harvest data from these backdoors on a wholesale level, keeping a mirror image of every laptop owner's hard disk in one of their data centers, just as they already do with phone and Internet records?
- How long will it be before every fast food or coffee chain with a "free" wifi service starts dipping in to the data exposed by these vulnerabilities as part of their customer profiling initiatives?
- Since Intel's admissions in May, has anybody seen any evidence that anything is changing though, either in what vendors are offering or in terms of how companies and governments outside the US buy technology?
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