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Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor

NotInHere Re:Words. I can't even. (106 comments)

If you browse it with TBB (Tor browser bundle), you still have that "identify yourself" part, but the cookie gets deleted the moment you close tor browser. Browsing tor with your normal browser is something very stupid, not just because of cookies, but also because of fingerprinting. Tor browser for example deactivates canvas tracking, or webrtc, and spoofs the useragent. Try this site with your favourite browser and with tor browser, and compare the results.

5 hours ago
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Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor

NotInHere Re:Anonymity? (106 comments)

It has some advantages. Location data is very important data, and facebook loses it. They still know where your friends are, but its better than before.

5 hours ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

NotInHere Re:We can do that thing you like (229 comments)

Yeah, I know of codeplex, but open source stuff that ships with windows is still rare, is it?

yesterday
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

NotInHere Re:Pros and Cons (62 comments)

"Today, Firefox uses SSLv3 for only about 0.3% of HTTPS connections." : https://blog.mozilla.org/secur...

The browser vendors act this fast only because SSL 3.0 isn't used for almost all connections.

yesterday
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

NotInHere Re:2014 (62 comments)

Computer Security is boring to most people, and when you give them funny names, or funny logos, issues become more likely popular, and are easier memorized.

yesterday
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Google Announces Project Ara Developer Conference, Shows Off First Prototype

NotInHere good (63 comments)

finally I can run a headless phone.

2 days ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

NotInHere Re:We can do that thing you like (229 comments)

From the last weekly meeting of oneget developers I can tell that the chief developer wants to integrate oneget into the traditional Microsoft update UI.

2 days ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

NotInHere Re:We can do that thing you like (229 comments)

Thats something very odd by Microsoft. I just think: WTF? Microsoft and Open source? and even more: Microsoft and open source that ships with windows?? Really, something has moved in redmond.

2 days ago
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Google Developing a Pill To Detect Cancer

NotInHere Re:Ads (58 comments)

Simple. They control the nanodevices, so they control the apps to control the nanodevices. They add ads to the apps. They profit!

3 days ago
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Microsoft Is Bringing WebRTC To Explorer, Eyes Plugin-Free Skype Calls

NotInHere Re:"Plugin-Free" (66 comments)

Flash has an install base of 99%. Of the 1% that don't have flash installed, there are some people (like me) who dislike it, but welcome the open web with all its new standards. So the people who have a worse experience (as they can't not install those 'bloaty features') are less than 1%. And even for you the situation improves. You can turn on and off everything you want or don't want, at least in firefox, in which there are about:config settings for most of the APIs. With flash you have a very binary choice. And for the other 99%: everybody who uninstalls flash is a reason more to have such APIs in the browser.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Is Bringing WebRTC To Explorer, Eyes Plugin-Free Skype Calls

NotInHere Re:Opus support for IE, finally? (66 comments)

In their blog post, they pledged to implement opus for webrtc. Let's hope they also enable it for <audio> elements. But still I'm very happy about this, as perhaps one day I don't need a closed-source native application to chat and talk with my friends over skype.

3 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

NotInHere Re:Space Odyssey (582 comments)

And speak with your hand in front of your lips, in case the AI knows lipreading.

4 days ago
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Mozilla publishes Online news site "The Open Standard"

NotInHere headline (1 comments)

could you change the headline to "Mozilla launches ..." ?

4 days ago
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Identity As the Great Enabler

NotInHere Great (58 comments)

is NSA now my backup service? Does this also apply for EU citizens?

5 days ago
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Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games

NotInHere Re:I don't like (47 comments)

And if google knows the answer, nobody cares what is on wikipedia. Therefore articles become inaccurate, which give Wikipedia a bad name. So no direct harm, yes, but a very strong indirect harm.

5 days ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

NotInHere Please (350 comments)

explain how to get into boot menu without using windows tools on UEFI devices. Either I have been too stupid, or microsoft very smart, but I haven't found any optiont o boot an EFI-capable stick without windows, at least for the hardware I were on. I could have tried to remove the HDD, but that could have voided warranty. What to do in this case?

about a week ago

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Hungary to introduce 62 cents/GB internet tax

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  4 days ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "In Hungary, the government of Victor Orban wants to impose world's first traffic-based tax of 150 HUF (0.62 USD) per gigabyte of internet traffic. According to economy minister Mihaly Varga, this has been neccessary to "plug holes in the 2015 budget", and to compensate for the people's move of communication habits from 2 cents per min taxed POTS to the untaxed internet. This tax has not just raised criticism by telecom providers, but also resulted in heavy revolts, even though the government later announced to cap the tax at 700 HUF for consumers and 5000 HUF for businesses, and let the telecom providers pay the remaining part."
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Mozilla publishes Online news site "The Open Standard"

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  5 days ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "According to its Mozilla wiki page, the Open Standard will "explore the role of openness and transparency in all aspects of society". Since the writing of that wiki page, the article "Welcome to The Open Standard" has been published, so The Open Standard (how it got its name here) is officially launched. The article currently has rendering difficulties on my desktop, therefore I'll paste it here:

From its start, Mozilla has advocated for the open, transparent and collaborative systems at work in our daily lives. This is the next step in that mission.

Welcome to The Open Standard.

From the beginning, Mozilla has dedicated itself to advocating for an open Web in wholehearted belief that open systems create more opportunity for everyone.

From its advocacy work to web literacy programs, to the creation of the Firefox browser, Mozilla has exemplified the journalism adage, “show, don’t tell.” It’s in that tradition that we’re excited to bring you The Open Standard, an original news site dedicated to covering the ideas and opinions that support the open, transparent and collaborative systems at work in our daily lives.

We advocate that open systems create healthier communities and more successful societies overall. We will cover everything from open source to open government and the need for transparency; privacy and security, the “Internet of Things” vs. “pervasive computing”, to education and if it’s keeping up with the technological changes. The bottom line? Open is better.

This is just the beginning. Over the next few months, The Open Standard will open itself to collaboration with you, our readers; everything from contributing to the site, to drawing our attention to uncovered issues, to crowdsourcing the news.

We thank you for joining us and hope you will make us a regular part of your day.

Best,

Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
Editor in Chief
The Open Standard"
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about two weeks ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "Only three days after the large public has known about ChromeOS to disable ext2fs support for external drives, and linux users voiced many protests on websites like reddit, slashdot, or the issue tracker, the ChromeOS team now plans to support it again. To quote Ben Goodger's comment:"

Thanks for all of your feedback on this bug. We’ve heard you loud and clear.

We plan to re-enable ext2/3/4 support in Files.app immediately. It will come back, just like it was before, and we’re working to get it into the next stable channel release.""
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Firefox 33 gets Cisco's OpenH264

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 3 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "As promised, version 33 of the Firefox browser will fetch the OpenH264 module from Cisco, which enables Firefox to decode and encode H.264 video, for both the <video> tag and WebRTC, which has a codec war on this matter. The module won't be a traditional NPAPI plugin, but a so-called Gecko Media Plugin (GMP), Mozilla's answer to the disliked Pepper API. Firefox had no cross-platform support for H.264 before."
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India forged Google SSL certificates

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 4 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "As Google writes on its Online Security Blog, the National Informatics Centre of India (NIC) used its intermediate CA certificate issued by Indian CCA, to issue several unauthorized certificates for Google domains, allowing to do Man in the middle attacks. Possible impact however is limited, as, according to Google, the root certificates for the CA were only installed on Windows, which Firefox doesn't use, and for the Chrom{e,ium} browser, the CA for important Google domains is pinned to the Google CA.
According to its website, the NIC CA has suspended certificate issuance, and according to Google, its root certificates were revoked by Indian CCA."
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Are the hard-to-exploit bugs in LZO compression algorithm a hype?

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 4 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "In 1996, Markus F. X. J. Oberhumer wrote an implementation of the Lempel–Ziv compression, which is used in various places like the linux kernel, libav, openVPN, or the Curiosity rover. As security researchers have found out, the code contained integer overflow and buffer overrun vulnerabilities, in the part of the code that was responsible to process not compressed parts of the data. Those vulnerabilities are however very hard to exploit, and their scope is dependent on the actual implementation.
According to Oberhumer, the problem only affects 32 bit systems. "I personally do not know about any client program that actually is affected", Oberhumer sais, calling the news about the possible security issue a media hype."
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Mozilla launches student coding program "Winter of Security"

NotInHere NotInHere writes  |  about 5 months ago

NotInHere (3654617) writes "Mozilla has introduced a new program, called MWoS or "Mozilla Winter of Security", to involve university students into security projects. The attending students will write code for a Mozilla security tool during (northern hemisphere) winter. Unlike GSoC, attending it involves no monetary payment, but the student's universities are expected to activlely cooperate and to give the students a credit for their work. From TFA:

MWoS is a win for all. Students get a chance to work on real-world security projects, under the guidance of an experienced security engineer. Professors get to implement cutting-edge security projects into their programs. Mozilla and the community get better security tools, which that we would not have the resources to build or improve ourselves."

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